This one was slightly better than the last, but I still would have liked to see a bit more depth. Phoenix showed little to no growth and has become rather prickish. Jade continues to be insecure, but at least has been more likeable than Phoenix. The plot is still pretty good, although I'd like to see a bit more description. I will say that the mythology is well researched and I am looking forward to the next book simply due to the fact that it takes place in Egypt.