The other characters are all interesting and challenging psychological puzzles.
While Shkoder, the setting of the previous Quarters books is further developed, the new world remains rather sketchy due to the confinement and manipulation of Benedikt (shown in wonderfully claustrophobic and desperate style), but the reader still learns more than is typical in fantasy books about the political and social structure of the place.
#2 Fifth Quarter (go to Amazon or Amazon.uk)
#3 No Quarter (go to Amazon or Amazon.uk) #2 and 3 are one long story
#4 The Quartered Sea - stand alone (go to Amazon or Amazon.uk)
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