It was amazing! I loved it! It's only down fall: they spent hardly any time with Will. That disapointed me a lot. Flanagan makes some interesting changes in the Ranger's Corps and he gives us an inside look at what happens at the Gathering Grounds, which was really awesome. We learn a lot about Halt though. And we werent' disappointed with Horace's and Will's teasing towards Halt. That always makes me laugh and certainly did this time. I'd definately recommend this book to any fan! And I eagerly await the ninth and tenth books!