Berg brings readers what they’ve come to expect in this spectacular conclusion to her Collegia Magica trilogy: brilliant characters in intriguing settings. Two first-person POVs entwine into one enchanting story.

The most dangerous man in Sabria has been indicted by the king, for crimes against the living and the dead. Crippled in both body and mind, Dante the necromancer seeks solace in the idea of training his student Anne to heal the tear in the veil between life and death. But her abandonment leaves him seeking escape in a magical puzzle, which will lead him to places he never imagined. (ROC, Feb., 496 pp., $16.00)
Reviewed by: 
Elise Tobler