Gentle reader, I will do everything in my power to limit them, but there will inevitably be some SPOILERS for Priest of Bones and Priest of Lies. Viewer discretion is advised.
“Vengeance is mine, sayeth Our Lady, and I am Her priest.”
Priest of Lies (Book #2 in the War for the Rose Throne series) picks up shortly after the end of Priest of Bones and deals with some of the fallout of that event. The power dynamic in Ellinburg has been forever changed and the town stands on the brink of war with the Skanians. Bloodhands, who readers of Priest of Bones will remember, has assumed full command of the artists formerly known as the Gutcutters and now pulls the strings on Ellinburg’s governor. This new gang, rebranded as the Northern Sons, is really the only other crew of note in Ellinburg. There are a few secondary gangs of note, but they generally support either the Pious Men or the Sons.
Some Spoilers for Book 1, Priest of Bones, below. I've tried to keep them to a minimum but it's been out for a year and I've permitted myself some liberty in discussing a few points of that novel's plot.