A good, high-level overview of the different aspects of a siege. I don't know that you'd be able to go off and write a thesis on the subject based on this work alone, but it's thorough enough to satisfy the layman.
In this first book of the Fitz and Fool trilogy, Hobb returns to her most beloved character, FitzChivalry Farseer. As is typical of Hobb, the story unfolds slowly, though a suspenseful finish was a nice setup for the larger storyline to come.
Stark just got back from Hell and he's got only one thing on his mind: revenge. A blend of noir detective novel and urban fantasy, Kadrey delivers a fast-paced story with plenty of gripping and laugh out loud moments throughout.