Like the end of The Last Apprentice series, Delaney shows once again his difficulties in ending a series well-and this time, there won't be a sequel. Slight Spoilers: People died who had no reason to die, the main villain of this series seemed weak compared to his henchmen, Tom seemingly forgot how to use his slowing down time powers (and I'm not buying the "he hasn't been practicing it" excuse), and... oh, some character comes completely out of nowhere, revealing himself as the true main villain (although he died in less than a page). Lastly, Delaney trapped himself in one of his witch pits when he rashly made Alice love Lukastra. While he scribbled down some excuse for why Alice acted like she did, it felt like the character I had enjoyed had been ripped into shreds by Kratch. (While this review was excruciatingly negative, I did enjoy following the characters and watch them triumph over the odds).