Although it is a very short story compared to other fantacy titles, but you will probably get everything from it, like Magic, Wand, Spell, Kon-Fu, Cipher, Puzzle, Treachery, Sacrifice, etc. It seems to me this title is the combination of Harry Potter plus Matrix, and there might still be a lot more to be dicovered, like Romance between Ember & Hennet.
Author not only describe every details very carefully, but also emphasize the though and feeling of each character pretty well, which is definitely a plus. Smooth story line, it just simply fun and charming to read it on and on.
The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the ending. For all the journey they went through, the final challenge facing Sosfane was surprisingly short and simply too fast to end. And during the most important battle like this one, Nebin was knock out cold even before it really started, and cause the life of Brek, who I had my tear for his memorial. Having said so, the potential branch story line author put in at the end, would definitely leave all readers the whole era of imagination.
Like I stated in the subject, this is the best one in the series so far. I can't wait for the next title, "City of Fire".
Job well done!