Note added June 25, 2020: since this review was posted some allegations have been raised against this author.
Pros: great fight scenes, real consequences, long odds
The displaced villagers of Lutet now face the full wrath of the Order. They realize they need walls to protect them and decide to take over the nearby town of Lyse.
Picking up immediately where The Armored Saint left off, Queen of Crows starts with an ambush and ends with a siege.
There’s a good amount of fighting and some real internal conflicts for the villagers in general and Heloise in particular. They suffer real losses (again) in this book.
I enjoyed learning more about the travelling people and seeing their knife dancing and magic.
The first book was so good I was a little concerned this one wouldn’t hold up, but the author nailed the ending. I can’t wait for the next book to come out.