I just finished this book today and let me tell you, it was COOL! This is a great book, even more so than the others in the series, but I will warn you that this is not for children. There is little description in the worst parts but there are some pretty "ugh" areas of the book that little kids probably shouldn't read. Some things are just brief references of things such as a plan to kill a man and turn his skin into paper (he would've done it too!) or a woman having a crush on a married man. Other things are shown, without any really gory detail or sometimes no detail at all, like children being trampled by warhorses. This is a rough book. All that aside, this is a must-read for teens and adults. It has a brilliant, at times hard to follow, storyline as well as an amazing, detailed, but not too detailed, narration... thingy. One more thing: commonsense is wrong. This book is much darker than the last.