Well, I did like this one, but I think that the second one was the best of the trilogy. I just didn't really like the plot of this one... finding his parents after all that time... it just wasn't very good. I mean, it was still more exciting than the first one, but it was more than a little trite. I am excited to read the newest Valdemar book and after that, I am excited to read something written by someone else!!