*sigh*. Well, it is true that most of the second books are not as good as the first, and sadly, this is an example for one of those books.
Now, don't get me wrong, it WAS a good book and I enjoyed the plot, but I think it would have been much better if it was shorter. This book has almost a THOUSAND pages (!) and honestly, I think it wasn't necessary at all. While the first book was also a large book, it was because of important details or just things that were needed to set the feeling of the story.
I think Dragonfly In Amber had too many political details that got me a bit confused and made the book very slow.
apart from all of that, I did enjoy reading about Jamie, Claire and Murtagh in a different scenery that definitely helped us learn more about them and their character. It was interesting to see how our couple would cope with some of the thongs that had happened to them, and I loved how realistic their reactions were.
I enjoyed Brianna especially, her reluctance and stubbornness, that was all Jamie, and her unyielding loyalty to people who weren't even around anymore... (no spoilers don't worry!)
I don't know if I'll continue the series, but I think I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and read the third book as well!
Read it, and let me know what YOU think!