Again, a great world building, interesting storyline but I just wasn't gripped and pulled in. I'm giving the third book a go after being told to read it and then planning on deciding whether to give up on the series or to keep going.
"What's so funny?" "Your panties have a bow," he said.
"Curran had driven me to drinking. At least I wasn't contemplating suicide."
"I'd get to ride to the battle on a bus. The Universe had a mordant sense of humor."
"Loud and clumsy, like a baby rhino," said a familiar voice.