I was one of those that really liked the first book. I tend to get excited over Greek Mythology stories. The second book in this series, for me, was just okay. I still enjoyed the story, but I didn't feel as connected to Kate as I did in the first book.
The story is interesting though. There is some major things happening in this one. Kate has learned she's immortal... but there is something out there than can snuff her out, along with the rest of the Gods she thought were untouchable. I liked the story of Cronus. He's not a guy you hear about very often, if at all. The preparations and everything the characters went through were interesting for me.
What drug it down, though, was Kate and Henry. I knew things wouldn't be amazing and perfect when she got back. It is a book after all, what would it be without conflict? But I wanted to smack them both upside the head a few times. Neither talked to the other. Kate was always waiting for Henry to come to her and she was always subtly trying to get out of him how he felt about her. Mostly, I wanted her to woman up a bit. Which she did, at the end.
I will be reading the next one. The ending for this holds a lot of promise, especially for the things that annoyed me. I'm hoping that as Kate and Henry learn to be husband and wife as well as King and Queen of the Dead, that the majority of the conflict between the two is over.