Pacific Fire - Daniel Blackland #2

Pacific Fire - Greg Van Eekhout

Pacific Fire is the second book in the Daniel Blackland trilogy, and pretty much everything I had to say about the first installation (California Bones) applies to this book as well. The voice is engaging and enjoyable, the world building is fantastic and rich, the characters are interesting and likable, and the story clicks forward at a good pace. The only thing that threw me off about this book is there is a pretty significant time jump between the first book and this one, which took a little adjustment. As a result, some favorite characters from the first story are absent or take on bit roles as new characters step up front and center, which was also alright once the story started moving. All in all this was a fun follow-up, and I enjoyed being back in the world Van Eekhout has built.