This is the second in the series. It took me longer to get into this book than the first (Chains) but by page 100 I was hooked. Curzon is the main character in this book and he becomes a soldier. He and Isabel have gone their separate ways. Curzon still dreams of true freedom, as does Isabel. There is a third book in this series and I will read that one too when it comes out. This book was on the historical fiction book list for a YA literature that I am taking. I enjoyed it.