What I really love about this book is that the sense of danger isn't downgraded so that the book is 'safe' for children. Five apprentices (plus the one they went into the maze to find), children/young teens go into a very dangerous situation and they don't all make it out. People die because the dangers of the labyrinth are real and scary. It takes so much for our heroine to even get the few out that she is able. One of the teens leaves early because it's so dangerous. Very much enjoying this series and looking forward to the next.