This book came highly recommended and certainly had a great deal to recommend it. I loved meeting all the characters and the stories revolving around the ancient manuscript. This was another book in a series for me that started off thrilling and then petered out a bit. I loved certain stories more than others. Highly creative but I liked it more at the start then at the finish. A book should enrapture me the whole time for five stars. Also, title is not evocative at all and makes the book sound dull, and it is anything but.