And just when I thought the Bane Chronicles might be getting better...What can I say? It's either a hit or miss with these short stories. Although, I'll say this story was more about Raphael Santiago than even about Magnus. In some ways, I liked it. In other ways, I did not. There was some humor, but it was really all quite forgettable by the end. Will I still read this series? Yes. It's about Magnus and the stories are short. But seriously? The most uneven collection of short stories ever.