I really liked this book a lot. It wasn't my favorite (a little too much down time) but I'm so glad I started this series. I wasn't sure if be able to get past Froi's crimes, and I still don't like how intimidating he can be toward women when he doesn't get what he wants, but he's growing......and he's growing on me. Of course this ended in a giant cliffhanger which means I must stop this review now and go buy Book 3.
If you like this series, make sure you read The Thief (and following books) by Meghan Whalen Turner. And the best YA fantasy that I've read, The Demon King series by Cinda Williams Chima.