So, I had some anxiety wondering if I should continue the Bane Chronicles or not since the last installment was...To say the least: BAD. Well, I will say that Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare make a better pair than Maureen Johnson and Cassandra Clare. This installment was actually pretty good. I'm impressed. There was a good amount of character development, a plot, equal parts funny and serious, and I loved the cameos of a young Charlotte, of Woolsey Scott's older brother, Camille (who I disliked but in this story is charming), and, of course, Edmund Herondale and how he meets the love of his life. Also, his shenanigans with Magnus Bane.If more of the stories in this series are like this, then I have hope for the future.