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Masterpiece!

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Reviewed: 23-11-2019

My grand daughter and I were totally enthralled listening to this. We couldn't put it down. Thanks for the quality freebee audible!

Oh wow!

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Reviewed: 23-11-2019

What a beautiful, thoughtful, uplifting, inspiring, magically written story! I've spent the last few weeks since I read it, looking up the characters in it. I absolutely love Caroline! I want to be just like her when I grow up. What a saint!

Very Clever.

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Reviewed: 23-11-2019

A very clever yet somehow light-hearted as well, argument in layman's terms. I totally enjoyed it.

Brilliant narrator and great story.

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Reviewed: 23-11-2019

Narrator was awesome, probably the best I've heard. I could easily see the characters in my mind just by the way he read them. Lucien was the best lol. What a good, and satisfying tale!

good story but....

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Reviewed: 19-11-2019

the blurb made out as though the story was a fantasy...which I like to read...but it is actually a gay romance. I don't like to read any kind of romance. period. so it was disappointing and misleading. having said that, i suppose it was an ok sort of story if you go for that kind of thing. the narrator was absolutely amazing and if not for him I probably would not have finished. there were a lot of plot holes and not much fantasy. could have been such a good read if it had been. "binders" as a class was such a fantastic idea! sadly the story didn't deliver what it advertised.

bit long winded

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Reviewed: 04-10-2019

but totally worth it. such a clever plot and detailed world. was hard work but thoroughly enjoyed

Awesome!

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Reviewed: 14-02-2019

I bought this because I'd just finished the King of Scars and enjoyed it so much I wanted to start the series from the start. The author's writing is just amazing, and her themes have me thinking long after I press the pause button, but I was really disappointed with this book *at first*.

At the start came across like a teenage romance only it made too much sense for the most part. But after the King of Scars, I was pretty disappointed, because it's just not the kind of thing I'm interested in. I liked the fantasy, the world of magic the author has built is really intriguing and thought. I am just not up for the shallow 50 shades of romance thing. At one stage I groaned when a (spoiler I won't give away here) happened and I said that's it, I'm returning it. But everything else about the book was spot on (so don't let my personal opinion about teenage romance hold you back from buying this!) so I decided to give it a few more chapters.

I'm SO glad I did! The entire book jumped on it's head, what I thought was happening, actually hadn't been happening, betrayal, fighting and magic and swords and rifles! The pace ramped up so much I found I was often holding my breath. I seriously could not put it down, and the build up I'd rolled my eyes and groaned at, turned out to be like the slow haul at the beginning of a roller coaster, which really, was exactly what this book was like! Oh, and what a beautiful portrayal of real love as opposed to what passes for romance these days. What a ride.

Yes, read this book, I say, wholeheartedly. I really enjoyed it and by the end, I finally got used to the way the narrator read the story. It took two books for this to happen though. There were just a few ways she intoned things that kind of pulled me out of the story, and/or which I thought didn't suit the character but for the most part she is really, really good to listen to. So yeah! Two thumbs up! I'm stoked to see there is more for me to read in this series! I'm off to get the next book!

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laugh out loud funny!

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Reviewed: 03-02-2019

wait till you get to the part with the snake, honestly, I was laughing so hard I was crying. one day I'll grow up but until then I'll keep reading these...Um...to my grandkids of course! Seriously funny book as entertaining for adults as it is for kids.

Really Enjoyed This

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Reviewed: 22-01-2019

this was a free book that audible gave to members for free for Halloween...or something like that...years ago and I have only listen to it now. what an entertaining story. I loved it. Thanks audible !

Very dark

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Reviewed: 01-07-2018

I really enjoyed this although it is far darker than anything I would normally read. This entire series is like that though. You can't stop listening once you start. They are that good. I think they are too dark for kids though. And this one is the darkest of the lot.