This was a well-done second book of a writer’s second series. There’s a scene where one of the characters is pulling magical threads together to repair a broken spell that seemed similar to how the writer was pulling together the different plot strands for this series. The first might have years of pent up ideas behind it, but then for others you have to build up tolerance and pull the disparate threads together.
I suspect the series does what the writer wanted it to to. It successfully creates an intriguing world and magic system that one could envision returning to. It is great to be able to read another series so soon after The Venatrix Chronicles (which is now my all time favorite series).
I’m looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy.