However, I've been reading excerpts from it on google books.
From what I've gleaned so far, it doesn't have the same magical quality as its prequel. I don't mean this in a bad way. I think it's just the colouring of Loren's point-of-view.
Verlis isn't someone I warm to from what I've read. However, I find him far more intersting than Silver. He seems colder. But this again could be because Loren views him differently.
I think Jane had a way of perceiving things that made them appear to be a sort of glorious hyper reality. But then she really (to me) did live in a fantastic world, in Chez Startos etc.