I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

The Skull Throne

Cover of The Skull Throne.

Better than the last book, but what’s that saying, really? Good: Character development including plenty of queer relationships (explicit working polyamory among them), people with relationship troubles, stubborn politicians, clever politicians, and the previously known (and loved, maybe) characters smack in the middle of it. The action is mostly split between two groups, with one dominating the first half and the other the second, which didn’t always feel smooth โ€“ but both action and character development is well-rounded, and the established world building is expanded where necessary. But still with the fantasy racism and sexual violence โ€ฆ