This is a very well crafted story. The individual book, and also the grand over-arching story. I am really enjoying it. However, this book was similar to the first two in that it was very slow to get moving. The first 60 percent of the book was a large and detailed setup, that may have been able to spare some of the details, before a very large payoff in the end of the story. The book was great, and probably my favorite book so far, as far as story goes. But Prisoner of Azkaban had better pacing and more interesting stakes and action throughout, making it the best overall book, for my taste.