An excellent second book in one of my favorite series. The plot is well drawn, and fast paced. I love how magic works in these books, and how it has changed with the times. I love how much of a character the city of London is in these books, and I love Matthew's relationship with the city. The writing continues to amaze me, and I love the sense of humor these books have. They more than hold up on repeated reading for me. On to the next one.