This book is a sort of continuation to the Ranger's Apprentice. The Apprentice as done all his training and as now moved on. The story is about a group of friends who are oddball in character which gives the strengths of the group. The adventure begins after they have finished the training and they are given the honour of guarding Scandias greatest treasure and they allow it to be stolen. So to save thier honour they set off to recover the treasure, and the actual story begins. In my opinion after reading this first book I am expecting it to be as good as the Rangers Apprentice series of books.