So, the events in [b:Phoenix|133465|Phoenix (Vlad Taltos, #5)|Steven Brust|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1303998354s/133465.jpg|1817640] had tied things up so neatly, that I probably put this sequel off too long...I dont remember a lot!
But it mostly didn't matter, as Vlad is now 'retired' and travelling around. However, his past catches up with him in the form of an undead Draegerean and a Jhereg assassin.
This book also different in that it's told from the perspective of a young Teckla boy who has befriended Vlad. This would normally be odd, but being sort of a 'restart' book anyway, it works.