The first two thirds of the book feature only their stories and it is not till this point that the Black Thorn and his crew, Jacob the Templar and all the chief protagonists come together for the final battle with Kessick and his demon enhanced army. What we do get however is flashbacks into Thanquil and Jezzet's past which were interesting and bought you closer to these well defined characters.
I must admit I didn't enjoy this as much as the previous novel but I do count that as one of the best I've read, while Thanquil and Jezzet are great characters, they don't have the charisma of the Black Thorn and his crew but it was certainly a satisfactory conclusion with plenty of twists and turns. An epic final battle that follows the traits of other major dark fantasy series in that not all of the main characters survive and a happy ending is guaranteed not to happen for all.
There are also plot threads left that mean there could be further stories to tell in this world and I would definitely like to read more of the Black Thorn and his crew who now operate as bounty hunters. The pirate Drake Morrass also has a significant role to play in this book, a very clever adversary who's scheming is not entirely evident till the end.
In conclusion a highly recommended series and I can't wait for the next offering from this author.