The Gods of Vice is a great continuation of the story begun with The Blood of Whisperers. The land of Kisia is under siege. Armies and mercenaries move across the map trying to inflict the most damage, trying to put their leader on the Throne. Scheming, manipulation, violence and godlike powers all striving to take control. I have given this 5 stars, one more than the first simply because it is a better book. The pace is better, the characters richer, the action more engaging and sometimes surprising in it’s brutality. The only thing I’m not happy about is waiting till July for the 3rd book The Grave at Storms End. Nice Birthday Present though.