I picked this book up immediately after finishing book one in the series and I was not disappointed. The first one was good, this one was better. The author continues with a very fast-paced, well-structured story that roars along. Seriously, the author knows what he's doing in every scene and it makes the story hum.
Gunner, the main character, expands his abilities and gets into some more interesting intrigues, as one does with a little more power under his belt. He's also still very much on the weaker side of much of what he faces, and he spends a goodly amount of time running for his life. His knack for getting into trouble is well balanced with his knack for getting out of trouble in a way that stirs up more complications down the road.
Familiar characters return and are more developed, lots of adventuring, and an ever-expanding world to enjoy. If you liked the first, you have to have the second.