This is the second book in the Apprentice Adept series. The story was good but it had a very abrupt ending. Sorta like the battle's over and that's it. No clean up or follow through of other characters; just that's all, folks! The cover of this book gave away the identity of who his enemy was which was a bit of a letdown. Stile's is still trying to figure out who's trying to kill him and I'm speed browsing through pages of his search 'til he gets a clue!