If you enjoyed the first and second books of the collegium series Foundations and Intrigues you will enjoy this continuation of Mags' journey. Settled in to his life at the Collegium, Mags continues to ferrite out the mystery of his origins and the weapon like assassins that have been stalking Haven. All of the favorites from the earlier books are still with us and they are growing up. In this chapter of the story, Mags is in his first test as a spy under the tutelage of Herald Nikolas. His courtship of Amily continues and she has her own character arc development that giver her more depth and we understand her more as the book progresses. The pace is steady and the action is satisfying. You get enough teaser of the mysteries of previous books to keep reading, but no conclusions so you are guaranteed to read the fourth book.