This was a fantastic follow up to book 1. I think it actually tops the first one, personally.
Bridge to Nowhere
Set this book down last night with only the last chapter remaining. Wife demanded sleep, and I gave into her demands.
My favorite Eberron books/series, hands down.
One of the best Eberron novels/series out there.
Brandon proves time and time again that he is the master of creative, unique magic systems.
You don't fully understand just how freaking cool Thrall really is until you've read his history.