I couldn't put the book down... started reading last night and finished this morning.
Thad picks up where he left off and continues his "On The Job" Mage training. With out risking spoiling it, "Broken Mage" will keep you engaged from the start til the finish. This book provides excellent character insight and character growth as well as broadens your view of the world of the series. The villains you knew were lurking in the back ground are... (I'm not going to give it away - I wouldn't do that to you.) This is one of the best stories I have read in a long time that really gets you involved with the enchantments; makes you wonder what 'you' would do and gets your own creative juices flowing as you almost want to crawl into the story and learn and re-invent with Thad as he rediscovers magic.
Also as a parent of young teen readers I applaud the author for keeping it clean; to my mind a mark of great storytelling. Great Job Mr. Jackson, here's to another fantastic book in a fantastic series. I highly recommend this book to all who enjoy Science Fiction and Fantasy.