It is hard to review book you love unconditionally. Equal to first book in the series. Butbut, is my love of the book series clouding the judgement? Probably, but these books were written for me.
The first book was about how to win (medieval fantasy world) wars with logistics and engineers. This one is how to fake it until you make it as a coincidence makes you the emperor.
Finished reading: How To Rule An Empire and Get Away With It by K. J. Parker 📚