Ruins (Pathfinder #2), by Orson Scott Card
I read the first book in the trilogy earlier in the year and really looked forward to this one being released in October. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a fine continuation of the saga. Lots of new are layers added, to the story and to the characters. You never quite know where you’re going and what’s coming next. It was genuinely exciting. One thing that I really like about Scott Card, having read a dozen of his books, is not only his stories, but his story telling. His writing is transparent somehow. It’s like a good bass player in the way it gets out of the way and just tells the story. Some prose impresses you (look further down the list), but his doesn’t, in the best possible way. And that’s kind of impressive.