In reality, this book is simply the rest of the story started in Lirael. I was very excited to read this book because Lirael ended without finishing the story. The only thing that I would have liked more would be more resolution after the final battle. In this ending to the Abhorsen trilogy, Lirael must join Prince Sameth as well as Sabriel, the Abhorsen, in order to face the Destroyer who seeks to lay waste the entire world. Even with the help of powerful allies, the Destroyer may be too great a foe to defeat.