Despite the length of this book, it didn't seem as hard to read as the first.Yes, it still had tortuously long sentences and words that were not in the Kindle dictionary. It also required several readings of some passages to get the general idea.
This time, however, the main characters were known (and, SPOILER, killed off! )
It appears to be several books in one, again. First we have Titus at school, and a blossoming romance as a side line.
We have the reappearance of an old character, followed by the rapid demise of two others.
Then we get the natural disaster that unfolds.
A few more deaths and Titus becomes a rebel in the eyes of Gormenghast.
A good read, but I need something light before finishing the series.