Like Ward Against Death, Ward Against Darkness was incredible. Packed full of action, romance and a not inconsiderable amount of magic. Ward continues his progression from failed necromancer and surgeon to full on awesomeness. Celia continues to impress with her martial skills and pragmatic outlook.
It is Ward that is the star here, steadfast to his duty and ideals and total confusion when it comes to affairs of the heart make him a wonderful character.
Celia also shines, a reunion with a former acquaintance is fraught with trouble and the book absolutely shines here.Likewise is the reappearance of the inquisitor that Ward helped at great risk in the first book.
Much like the first book, I have no real negatives. I loved the evolving world and the filling in of the background. I loved reading about Ward's family obligation and more about his beliefs. This is a cracking read and I loved every page.