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In the summer between second and third year at Whitehall, Emily accompanies Lady Barb on her rounds of the Cairngorm Mountains, bringing magical help to the locals and searching for new magicians. For Emily, tired and broken after the events of Study in Slaughter, it should be a chance to relax as well as to visit a new part of the Nameless World, to put her responsibilities aside and just be herself.

But the locals aren't quite what she expects, with problems of their own, and Lady Barb is a different person away from Whitehall. As children start to go missing and evil things are abroad in the night, Emily discovers that a deadly plot is slowly bringing the mountain community to the brink of disaster and that her oldest enemies are about to make a very unwelcome return.

©2014 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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  • Taz
  • 09-07-2020

Fantastic story. Great performance

Great story with a fantastic ending. My only hope is one day audible will release these stories in higher quality that would be equal to CD quality.

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Another thrilling adventure

I really am hooked on this series, I find any excuse to listen. Another great story that kept me wanting more.

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Another great book in this series.

Fantastic story line, still developing and fresh unlike other books that have reached this many titles.

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 02-01-2017

Series keeps getting better!

This is not my favorite series, but it has become enjoyable. The first and second books were somewhat annoying to me for the way-too-many references to Harry Potter and Star Trek and other similar stories. I prefer nods to other works rather than in-your-face mentions. And I found the narrator's shaky voice annoying too. Either she has toned it down or I have grown accustomed to it. This series is not as good as Harry Potter; the details do not flesh out the people or places; many things are just cut-outs rather than convincing. The main thing I question most is why, why would Emily think developing gun powder would be a good thing for this world.

But I have grown to enjoy the story and will finish the series. I keep hoping for answers to how this place fits into Nuttall's universe of Ed Stalker's Marines and the Galactic Empire. Stalker was mentioned in the first book, so the timing has to be contemporary, yet the Earth Emily comes from does not seem to be the one Stalker left, nor the one the Childe Roland is Emperor of. Emily does mention the "previous Empire" so it has led me to think that Earth actually did survive the fall much better than it seemed to be for the girls living there at the time of the fall.

Volumes 3 and 4 contain too much talk of sex and homosexuality for the youth that I deal with. That both exist is one thing; I just prefer more decorum. I would not recommend this for high school students or younger.

Again, the story has caught me, and I am curious to see who Emily becomes, and how things resolve there. I have many questions about the plot, and am anxious to see if they are answered!

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  • Jack Cards
  • 23-04-2017

Tavia Gilbert raises the bar

Her voices are so good that you forget that a female is the narrator when a male is speaking, There's nothing that interferes. with the story. I am now a number one fan! The story is a good one and has some moments of anxiety where you have no idea how the heroine is going to get through it. Good book!

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  • sean anthony
  • 19-02-2017

Very addicting!

With each story we see that mixing earth concepts and magic can have mixed results. Watching Emily grow with each challenge is very addicting.
Mr Nuttall is a very creative writer. And I say keep them coming!!!

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  • Frances
  • 14-12-2016

Work Experience

If you like the series, you'll like this book 4. Emily gets a summer job working with Lady Barb as a healer. She sees more of the Nameless World and runs into another necromancer. Well worth a credit.

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  • Steve
  • 11-11-2020

Oi...

To start, before writing this, I read through Gordian Knot so I'm pretty involved in the series and like a lot of what Nuttell does. I've read and listened to a lot of Nuttall's stuff. He come up with some REALLY awesome plot lines but sometimes his writing come off as super biased. Maybe that is because he is from Scotland and this Yank just doesn't get his mindset sometimes. But to me, these books have been a neat story line with a bad execution. In example I find Emily's inner dialog so very annoying. Always talking about how she "made" the princess a good person. Always going on about how backwards the world is and comparing it to Earth. For someone who supposedly doesn't miss earth, she complains a lot. She is so obsessive about how awesome she is, how insecure she is, how traumatized she is by her past... it sometime make me want to reach through the dimensions and bitch slap her. Maybe Nuttell wants the reader to find Emily extremely annoyed by her. A very insecure girl, who also thinks she is right about everything. Just wow, sit back and think about that for a moment.... Moment over. So I found a number of these books a staggered attempt at getting into a young female mindset. Maybe that is actually how teenage girls are, and I'm super disconnected, but if so... sorry girls, get over yourselves. As you read/listen further he (or she) will get better, but not by much. I love a strong female lead, but I think Emily is that only part of the time, the rest of the time she is waffling is a world where she needs to nut up or shut up. Also the learning curve in the books has been odd. she learned SOOOO much much magic in her first year or two. Over the next number of years after she nickel and dined her way through school. After both Past Tense and Sergant's Apprentice I thought, "Finally, let the bad ass out!" but nope... she continues to waffle. So, a brave attempt to Nuttell to take on the mind of a teenage girl, but sometime I have wished the necromancer's would turn her into their sock puppet to stop her whining.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-07-2020

so exciting!

I couldn't stop listening! i Foyns this boom better than the previous one in the series.

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  • Kyle
  • 28-12-2019

What an interesting way to become an Apprentice!!

Wow! This book is such a rollercoaster. It starts out rather slow and takes a bit of time to get going, but if you can stick with the slower parts you'll be really surprised and thrilled. This book definitely proves that she's one smart cookie.

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  • Susan Johnstone
  • 01-07-2019

Enjoyed it very much

I wish this series came as a bundle because I can get through a book in a day, I'm going through my credits way too fast but I'm addicted, I have to find out what happens next.

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  • Paula
  • 20-04-2019

It's not my favorite book, but is pretty good

The story is less exciting than the previous ones, but it has high points. As in every series, this story presents the maturation of personangem. It is not one of my favorite books, and I will hardly try to read this book again, but it is an indispensable book for understanding the sequence of events.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-2018

wow

I love this series so far, I can't wait to listen to the rest of these books!

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  • Luke
  • 23-07-2017

very great

amazing book best one yet definitely gripping would listen again great book great performance 5 star

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  • bookfairy
  • 22-04-2017

Adventurous and thrilling

A great audiobook and another brilliant adventure with Emily in the Schooled in Magic series.
I thoroughly enjoy these books.

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  • Jay
  • 27-11-2018

Very good

Enjoyed this book and makes me want to get the next one. Not as good as the first one but still good. I think it's a matter of things to come for the next lot

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-01-2017

good read

it is Fun and good read looking forward to the next book in the series

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  • Neil
  • 19-12-2016

Please finsh all the books

If you could sum up Work Experience in three words, what would they be?

Great book in the school in Magic tails when will the next one be out?

What did you like best about this story?

Just keep you gessing to what ealse she is going to interduce form a her time.

Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favourite?

Emmy

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but work keeps getting in the way.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-12-2017

good but a bit of a letdown

I had great hopes for the this book but it was a bit anti climactic. it could have been much better if the author would have realised that his character needs to mature more and more. through the book it felt like she is still the same scared little girl as when she was abducted

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