Wow! So, definitely much more is involved in the second book. I also felt it was a bit on the dark side, as far as what the peculiars were going through. It was one thing after another. The struggle to survive remains a high priority against the wights and willowgasts. But throughout their journey they encounter new and interesting peculiars. Some stay and some follow them on their journey. The ending had me feeling like I was standing on the cliff and someone pushed me suddenly. And now I’m hanging on for dear life! So, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing while reading book 3, The Library of Souls.