This series is settling into a nice groove in my life. They come out frequently, I never spend longer than an afternoon on one, and I kind of enjoy them. I love the travel/adventure parts, but there's nothing truly great about them. I did think Peter Lerangis did a good job of carrying the banner, authorically speaking. I think he's writing one of the other books in the series later on, so that's good. I do not, however, think this series has a prayer of filling the post Harry Potter void like Scholastic was hoping it would. Sorry Scholastic! You're going to have to do better than that!