This book was great as it has a lot more action in in then the first book did. I did think that a few parts of the story were more gruesome then i would of like for a middle grade story. I would of like to seen more of the magisterium but felt that they parts we did see fit in well with the story. The story moves along as a nice steady pace and i very interested to see where the story goes in the next book.
Callum Hunt's life has been difficult ever since he was admitted to the Magisterium, since his father suspects him of being evil, and his closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf--but when he discovers that his father may be trying to destroy both him and Havoc, he escapes back to the magical world and he and his friends Aaron and Tamara, become involved in the search for the stolen Alkahest, a copper gauntlet with dangerous powers.