Spider World: The Magician picks up where SW: The Delta left off. The pacing is a little different from the first two books in the series - it starts out almost in the vein of a murder mystery then gradually broadens and deepens to encompass new imaginitive realms. Very involving. Wilson continues to blend ideas skillfully with plot, as he has done in the earlier books in the series. The final page raises great expectations for the next book, SW: Shadowland.