Artesia Afield continues in much the same way as the previous book. If you liked the first collection, then everything you liked is in this one too!
As Artesia strugles to come to grips with the effects of her actions in volume 1, she finds herself at the head of a growing army as it marches to war. The scale of battles increases in this volume and the amount of different states and gods mentioned rises as well. Like the first volume, I found this one hard going at first. It really does help if you read the extra info at the back of the book.
The only problem I have with this series is that there's so many characters I find it confusing sometimes as to who's who. There's a couple of deaths that I think are supposed to be quite significant but I wasn't really sure as I didn't know if they were bit players or some of Artesia's best friends! But that's easily overlooked when you take into account the georgeous artwork and ongoing story.
[5 of 5 Stars!]