This was a fun read, even though after "Mystic and Rider" I didn't actually follow the rest of the series. You don't really have to to enjoy this one, and I did love that the characters from that original novel appear in this one. However, I found that the romantic spark, the chemistry that was so well-written in "Mystic and Rider" was missing from this. Although the romance was secondary to an interesting and often exciting plot (despite a few parts that drag) I found that I felt absolutely no connection to Wen and Jasper as a couple. Senneth and Tayse sizzled, Wen and Jasper...meh. I was glad to see the end wrapped up so nicely, as I knew it would, but I just didn't find either of them a good character for a star-crossed romance.