This was a very good sequel. I love that "grades" are given and Sophronia has a whole lot of added pressure. Many of the same characters return, but we do get up close and personnel with a few. We also get a brief look at Lord Akeldama. The story is full of mystery and it takes a lot for Sophronia to glean all the information she needs, but with the help of friends and skills only Sophronia has can you learn the truth about the trip to London. Great read. Can't wait for the next one!