Spell of Intrigue (Dance of the Gods, #2)
About this book
No one knows whether gods or mortals are behind the power games in Oolsmouth, but the strange doings place Maximillian the Vaguely Disreputable, the Great Karlini, the Creeping Sword, and their comrades into a world of trouble.
Not as good as the first one. Still swashbuckling, but the dialog somehow has shifted from witty to awkward. Also, the characters are wandering all over the place, meaning the plot threads don't intersect as much as they used to.
Solid, slightly tongue in cheek fantasy adventure.