I liked the first book of the series just enough to buy this one. My problem with the first book was that while the author's style is very lyrical, I couldn't reconcile the almost dreamlike descriptions with the story itself which is dark and rapey. It made my reading experience feel strangely dissociated.
I'm glad I decided to try the second book. This one is better, longer, more complex and altogether much meatier than the first book. The setting is lusher and the characters stranger and more interesting, and it's a bonus that there are three of them. :) This was generally well edited as well, although toward the end a few annoying errors showed up (especially a "rung" which should have been "wrung").
Definitely liked this one enough to check out the third book.