Just as good as the first one but for some reason William was better as a side character. Although the book did begin with him talking to a Green Lantern action figure he stays pretty mundane throughout the book. This is why I'm trying not to get too excited about Kaldar who is a kleptomaniac who has a magical ability to win any bet he makes.
The bulk of this book is about a family feud that can be boring since we all know how it's going to end but an effort was made to make you empathize with at least one member of the villainous family, and that saves the book.
The really clever and inventive parts come at the end, you'll know it's coming after the scene where everyone dis and there is still a bunch of book left.