This was an amazing end to a terrific series. Conn goes through a lot of trouble to find a new locus stone and save Welmet. He learns a lots about the true nature of magic. With this new knowledge he makes a decision that ultimately stops the dread magic and saves his beloved city. The only question is the cost? At times the cost seems almost to much, but leave it to a thief to find the best solution and save everyone and everything he loves. This is full of action, magic, and adventure. A must read for anyone Harry Potter fan or anyone with kids.