BONES OF THE PAST is the sequel to FORGING HEPHAESTUS by Drew Hayes as well as the second volume of the VILLAIN'S CODE series. I happen to have read this as the first of Drew Hayes' superhero novels and really need to get around to reading the others. However, I will admit a certain bias to this novel. I, too, write "villain" books, particularly superhero books and this is straight up my jam. The previous book was a big meaty volume that really got into the day-to-day lives of supervillains and heroes both.