In this book, there is more action an the story is longer. I liked getting to know the giants better. In the first book it seemed like I was introduced to only a few giants and there was not much detail given about them. Thomas had grown into an old, wise man. His grandson, Tommy turned out to be a nice, young man. He was brave and smart. Again just like the first book this a nice lesson to be learned from this book. It is almost like you are getting two for the price of one. The third book promises to be a good one from the little snippet I read at the end of this book.