Well, I personally thought it was great and almost matched up to the first. I thought it was going to be bad because in trilogies the second never introduced anything new, but I was wrong. I had low expectations when you all had high ones. So I guess that's what gives me the right to rudely judge your opinion. But hey, it's what i do.
There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!