I enjoyed the series and liked hearing this story from Ash's viewpoint. I do wish we would have gotten more story from when Ash and Meghan finally were together but I suppose we did get a brief snapshot during the trials. This book allows us to learn more about Ash and who he was before he met Meghan. This was a good thing since we did get to see all of the things that actually made him who he is today. The story also went into a bit more detail on the relationship between Ariella, Puck and Ash...another key relationship.Strong series and recommend.