Things have moved from strength to strength in this volume. The artwork is beautifully edgy and yet still age appropriate for its young adult readership; the dialogue is better than previous novels (if not over the static, disjointed beginnings it started the series with); and the character development is impressive. In fact, when this series concludes I can't help but imagine that it would probably make a superior anime cartoon series or a digitally animated film to a graphic novel series.
The revelations at the end of the previous book continue into this one. Emily learns the dangers of her stone and the ways in which people are being manipulated. Navin learns more about his abilities as a pilot and the elf prince Trellis learns plenty about his past. There is plenty that it seems I can look forward to in the next books now that it appears most of my concerns from the previous novels have been dealt with.
So, on the whole right now this is a very worthy graphic novel series with excellent and interesting material and ideas. So I definitely recommend that you check it out if you are at all into twisted fairytale worlds and graphic novels.