Maybe you're already aware, but this is a sequel trilogy to First Law, set in the same world some... I want to say 15 years later, that is to say 15 years after Red Country. I think. Not to give too much away, but the Union is undergoing a bit of an industrial revolution, which does absolute wonders for keeping things fresh. A lot of the characters whose point of view we follow are the actual children of the First Law protagonists and sundry other characters, many of whom make appearances. In my opinion, these books are at least as good as the original trilogy and the three standalone volumes. I do have a soft spot for the Old Guard, but this new generation of characters is fantastic. Joe's writing is sharper than ever, and the plot is just... wow. I can't wait to see how this concludes. In short, it's everything you could hope for in a First Law series and then some. Well, there is one single thing missing, but I've got my fingers crossed for this next instalment.