After Memories of Ice, this is my favourite book in the series so far. A LOT of stuff happens here, and we're introduced to a great many characters, solely, in the words of my friend Jana, so we know what order they die in. But not everyone dies, and those who live continue to amuse me greatly. Erikson is a master of soldier-ly dialogue. And of knowing how to press emotional buttons not only when it comes to death, but even more so when it comes to reunions. If I read one more Bridgeburner reunion my eyes will dry up forever.
It's exhausting, but rewarding reading.