Paul Di Filippo reviews Kay Kenyon's A World Too Near: Book Two of The Entire and The Rosefor SciFi.com's Sci Fi Weekly. He found the book suffered from "middle volume syndrome", so affixed a minus to it's A grade, but he points out that it does a few things "brilliantly right." As he says: "First off, all the characters continue to be fascinatingly complex...... Also, every minor character is endowed with exceptional depth and reality. Secondly, the artificial universe known as the Entire remains a great conception and playground for adventure."
His conclusion? "But I'll certainly be back for the next installment, hoping for more aspects of the Entire to emerge."