I love this author and this series has won my heart. Tavi the young lad is in the academy and is being bullied and thinks he is less than others because of his weakness in certain areas. Tavi, has a good group of friends and some amazing facility members surrounding him.* He really reminds me of another young magical student HP. Tavi, has to grow up in this book and his family has to try to survive the coming of the deadly ancient Vord. Action plus packed with non ending fun and excitement. I cheered, cried and laughed all through the book and can't wait for more.