Well shit. Maybe I don't love this series? D:
I stopped reading on page 62. It's not that I hate it; I just feel like this series has maybe taken a turn that doesn't particularly interest me. I really don't love Elias's whole thing with the Soul Catcher. And in general I feel like magic popped up EVERYWHERE in this book where there was none before, and everyone is just 100% on board with it and zero questions asked. Elias regularly convenes with dead spirits? Cool. Cool, cool, cool, cool. No questions there. Just blind acceptance.
In general I just preferred the vibe of the first book, which was near zero magic and a greater focus on military/empire stuff.
Maybe I will go back and try to finish this at some point… I don't know. I'm really bummed.