I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
This one moved a little further away from the world as we know it into Fantasy territory.
I liked Tom a lot - he was an interesting character. Jon was still too perfect for me. He felt artificial and not interesting at all.
Captian Baltsaros was still your friendly psycho - not attractive either, but ok.
The writing was good- there was less of the "the older man", "the bigger man" etc. so there was improvement.
It was entertaining and so I enjoyed it.
Unfortunately Tom is the only character I feel the slightest bit of interest for, so I probably won't go for a next book, if there is one planned.
Because of the writing I did check out the author's other book though.