This book opens roughly a month after the first book.
I feel kind of ambivalent about the book. I want to like it more than I actually do. Part of the problem is that while I liked Michael, I also really liked Wright and I found the resolution of his problem unsatisfying.
I figured out almost immediately that Zoe was involved in what was going on. I also figured out what happened as soon as Bella revived.
I also think I just needed something more interesting than standard magic. The hand of glory isn't new and Benedict didn't really offer a different take on it.