4 out of 5
Changes continues the story of Mags the Herald-Trainee and his best friends Lydia and Bear as they navigate the world of the Collegium. New assassins have been sent and Mags, spending his nights as a deaf and mute helper in the pawn shop set up by the King’s Own must ferret them out. Mags and the King’s Own daughter Amily are targeted by the assassins while Lydia and Bear are still working through family issues. All this while balancing becoming a Kirball star and his school work while the whole city teeters on madness they think is caused by a heat wave.
My only complaint about this book is the emphasis on Kirball. I tend to get tired of the detailed explanations of each game as they really don’t have a great deal to do with the plot. Otherwise it is an average addition to the series.