I liked this book. I even think I like Lirael more than Sabriel. However, Sam was very annoying and whiney. I hope there is character growth in the next one for him or that he has less prominence. Mogget is charming, as always.
This was good. I am intrigued by the world. The book kept up a good flow of action. I am a bit disappointed that book two takes up with a different protagonist. We'll see how it goes.