Scent of Magic - Maria V. Snyder 4.5* and I rounded up.
This one picks up where the first left off. It sucked that Avry and Kerrick were separated for most of the book. I understand why, they each had something they needed to do. More revelations about the Death and Peace Lillies and the Northern Tribes. A character thought dead comes back, but others die. I'm curious to see how she balances it- I love those characters, but in a war it's unrealistic to think everyone with live. This one ends with a cliffhanger (I think there are with multiple ones). I'm glad I read this, but I probably should have waited until book 3 comes out (should be in Dec I think).