What would it be like to be a person without magic in a society of magicians? Completely at everyone's mercy is the short answer. Emily has been powerful from the beginning but in this entry she becomes another mundane. It's a exploration of what happens and helps her character grow as she realises that not only does she have friends but she can survive danger without magic. It's also got a thread of mystery. How did she lose her power? who is the mysterious master playing in the background? I enjoyed it and look forwards to the next entry. Best wishes to Christopher with his recovery.
I am definitely not a YA, but have read and enjoyed all this series. I think Emily is suffering from arrested development. She does lose her powers for a long time, but sometimes her introspection seems excessive. Otherwise, this is a good read, and I look forward to the next in the series.
Awesome story, couldnt put it down! Absolutely gripping next-in-series and well worth reading! I can't wait for the next book, and really hope Christopher is feeling better- so he can write faster!!!!!