by Michael A. Stackpole
A very involved continuation of Fortress Draconis, with a heck of a cliffhanger ending. Maybe a little hard to believe the way the plot has been strung together, but I hope the third book will clear everything up.
My other problem is that the plot and characters still seem too generic. There's the wise older man with a troubled past, the young thief who must learn to accept responsibility, the fat young magician who can't seem to get things right...and it just goes on from there. Don't get me wrong, they were all fairly likeable characters, but almost everything was so predictable. For me. Now that's saying a lot.