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After a brief visit to the Blighted Lands in hopes of recovering something useful from Shadye's Dark Fortress, Emily returns to Whitehall for her fourth year, bracing herself for the exams that will determine her future. But as she resumes her education, she discovers that the shadows of the past are hanging over the school. A teacher wants to break her, some of her friends are acting oddly, and, worst of all, a boy intends to court her.

But as she struggles to come to terms with her own past, she discovers a plot to kill her and a deadly threat that may destroy the entire school...and a fight she cannot win but dares not lose.

©2015 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Couldn't stop listening

The pace certainly picked up in this book. I had smany questions trying to link clues together. This one made me cry.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-11-2017

Just okay.

Well there is finally some growth for the main character. But these books need to be sold on groups of 2 or 3 together. 1 alone is just not worth the price or credit.

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  • marc hardaker
  • 07-08-2017

Compelling and enjoyable

I have enjoyed this series thus far and this book is a fine addition to the story with much revealed about some mysterious characters. I recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy!

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  • Kristina
  • 16-07-2017

Addicted to this series!

Loving the character development and the general story. Amazing!
Does not feel dragged out and keeps on giving.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-2017

series keeps getting better and better

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Because of all the twists and on audio you have to listen to every word and not just gloss over a paragraph

What was one of the most memorable moments of Trial by Fire?

Void at the end

Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Suprise at the reason for the combat battle

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy magic with a bit of teenage drama in it with twists and turns, this is the series for you.

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  • Erik Griffin
  • 10-07-2017

Hooked

I can't stop, I absolutely love this world! It's a rich well told story. Bravo

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  • Kyle
  • 24-03-2020

What an incredible story!!

This book is so interesting. To see such an amazing heroine go through what she does is absolutely spectacular!! I was very happy to see the romance happening between the characters. Definitely a must read!!

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  • Ann
  • 17-01-2020

So far one o the best of the series

Trial by Fire is so far one of the best of the series. This series sucks you in and you just find yourself automatically buying the next book! That says it all!

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  • Jeremy
  • 14-05-2019

Loved It!

I was skeptical at 1st but then as soon as I read my 1st book...I feel in love with the series. It's hard not to imagine what you would remember from History class to implement knew ideas in a foreign world. Great listen. Narrator is amazing by the way. I absolutely love the attitude she puts out on occasion. hahaha!

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  • Paula
  • 01-05-2019

Incredible and sad

Emily's fame increases every year, as her enemies. However, in this story, Emily's actions has dramatic consequences ... It's a wonderful book, although with an ending that I found sad, though appropriate.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-03-2018

Waste of a series

This series just gets less and less for young adults, and more like Nuttall's adult content books. I've already had to apologize to some neighbors for recommending the series to their kids. What a waste of time; such trash

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  • Shan
  • 23-06-2017

the book that marked a change in the series for me

emily did a lot of growing in this one... and trial by fire is the start of a more serious and focused emily... love the series and cannot recommend it enough

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  • Jay
  • 29-12-2018

Really good

Worth the last one as the last one I didn't find as good but I really enjoyed this one builds up nicely. Looking forward to the next. Love how the books are spit school and holidays it makes the story last and get to know more about the characters

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  • Biker72
  • 26-04-2018

trial by fire

another stunning book in the schooled by magic series. each one building on the characters and story line. increasing the need and desire to know everything and more of what happens next. I am enamoured and enthralled in equal measure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-2017

less neoliberal propoganda than usual

another relatively bland offering from Christopher Nuttall. don't labour so much on imposing victorian American ideals on yet another aboriginal people but there is still a lot of American imperialism and white privelege crap

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  • Roxanne
  • 11-08-2017

Loved it

Absolutely loved this book can't wait for the next one magical definitely would recommend this book

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  • Luke
  • 29-07-2017

great

gripping very good can't wait for the next one hurry up please great story great performance

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