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Isabella Rubén is a traitor - at 12 years old.

Disgraced, abandoned by her friends and shunned by her family, Isabella is sent into exile with scant hope of returning to her former home. Her destination, Kirkhaven Hall; a stone mansion miles from civilization, inhabited only by a pair of older exiles. Existence as she knew it is over.

But as she tries to settle into Kirkhaven Hall and a life far from the one she enjoyed before her fall from grace, she discovers that the hall has secrets. Intruders on the grounds, ghostly shadows moving at night...and a plot that may destroy everything she once held dear.

©2018 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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not bad

Once again Nuttall gives the same character a new name and a new story. How dare he. How dare he!
The spin-off story is fine, even if the ending doesn't tie it back with the series.
The narrator is good.
I'll probably still buy the next book

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  • Delinda
  • 18-03-2019

A Departure from the Norm

This book was a departure from the norm. This is why I didn't like it. Very unusual. Could have been nice. But I bought it hoping I was going to tune into the main character again. No such luck. Not sure if I will continue or not with this saga.

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  • Holly
  • 13-03-2021

A new and terrific direction

This was superb! When the author suggested various ideas to follow up the first three Zero Enigma books, I was opposed to the idea he picked--what a fool I was! This may be the best book yet. There is a late element of horror that I did not like AT ALL, and almost lowered my rating to 4 stars, but loved how he wrapped up the book. I am immediately anxious to dig into the next months in the main characters lives! Another thing I wish to applaud him on is that Isabella really seemed more her age in this book.

Well-done! Completely engrossing!

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  • bill
  • 01-03-2021

Story continues but from a different perspective

I really enjoyed this fresh perspective on the zero blessing storyline. I thought I would dislike this character but by the end she grows so much more than so many in other stories I cannot help but admire her as much as the original protagonist of the storyline.

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  • SilverTungsten
  • 23-01-2020

Superb performance! Saskia Maarleveld is the best

I am collecting as many of Saskia Maarleveld's readings as possible. She is by far the best narrator at Audible.

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  • MrsMcInnis
  • 06-01-2020

Watch Out For

Great storyline, and I’ve enjoyed each book to this point, but they also become a little frustrating. At times, the writing is a bit juvenile and the author becomes irritatingly repetitive, but other than the books have been very entertaining.

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  • CC
  • 08-08-2019

Great book, but slow in places.

For the most part I really liked the book, but I was not expecting the main character to change compared to the previous books in the series. also, because of the different setting it took a while for the book to get going. That being said, after the book started to really move along it was good and brought to life a different perspective of this amazing world.

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  • Rhonda Greenstreet
  • 11-01-2019

Good follow up adventure

Sweet way for Isabella to continue her story line. I would love to read how she manages Kirk Haven hall.

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  • Nate
  • 19-11-2018

Spectacular!!!

Absolutely loved it. Isabella has grown as a character in this book. Can't wait for the next one.

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