This is the first book in the spin off from Ms. Arthur’s Riley Jensen Guardian novels. The worst thing about the first book in a series is the world building. You have to be introduced to the characters and their environment. Because this is a spin off that work has been pretty much done. This series takes place 20 or so years in the future from the Riley Jensen series. This series stars Risa (the little girl who saved Riley) all grown up and dealing with some of the same issues Riley had to and then adding on a whole bunch of her own. If you liked the Riley Jensen series you should enjoy this as well. If you haven’t read the Riley Jensen series I would recommend it but it isn’t necessary. Now off to buy Darkness Rising the next in this series.