"What do you learn here...at the Academy?" Wirt asks. "Magic? The responsibility to use your powers responsibly?"
"Uh...something like that," his roommate Spencer said. "More like how to rule worlds."
Wirt is used to being shuffled from foster home to foster home, adopting a devil-may-care attitude toward the world along the way. Now he's in a school he can't escape, learning to develop his latent magical abilities - for what use, he doesn’t know...to save his world or to destroy it.
I was worried that it would be a weak Harry Potter knock off. It seemed that way in the beginning, but by chapter two it showed potential to be something more. I am concerned that some charters may turn out to be tropes, but am optimistic enough that I am going to buy the next book in the series.