• Half Lost

  • The Half Bad Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Sally Green
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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Half Lost

By: Sally Green
Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
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Publisher's summary

The magical, stunning conclusion to the internationally acclaimed Half Bad trilogy, the inspiration for the Netflix series The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself

The Alliance is losing. Their most critical weapon, seventeen-year-old witch Nathan Brynn, has killed fifty-two people, and yet he's no closer to ending the tyrannical, abusive rule of the Council of Witches in England. Nor is Nathan any closer to his personal goal: getting revenge on Annalise, the girl he once loved, before she committed an unthinkable crime. There is an amulet, protected by the extremely powerful witch Ledger, which could be the tool Nathan needs to save himself and the Alliance. But the amulet is not so easily acquired. And lately Nathan has started to suffer from visions: a vision of a golden moment when he dies, and of an endless line of Hunters, impossible to overcome. Gabriel, his closest companion, encourages Nathan to run away with him, to start a peaceful life together. But even Gabriel's love may not be enough to save Nathan from this war, or from the person he has become.

Set in modern-day Europe, the final book in the Half Bad trilogy is more than a story about witches. It’s a heart-poundingly visceral look at survival and exploitation, the nature of good and evil, and the risks we take for love.

Now streaming on Netflix as The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself.

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©2016 Sally Green (P)2016 Listening Library

Critic reviews

"One of the finest recent examples of YA fantasy." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"A poignant finale to a trilogy.... A melancholy yet perfectly pitched denouement." (Booklist, starred review)

 "An immensely satisfying finale of dazzling magic, hard-earned romance, and the tragic realities of war." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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What an ending to an amazing series!

I was laughing, and sobbing, and sobbing, and sobbing. I can't say I'm in favour of the ending but it was a great one that left me—you guessed it—sobbing.

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Tear Jerker

It's not the end I wanted, but it's a real and gritty and honest end. It really reminds me of interacting with those with severe ptsd. It's a very real end.

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The very end

This is probably one of the best endings to a story I've ever read, even though I never wanted the series to finish.

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Gabrielle and Nathan’s relationship

This book gutted me, I was ugh crying the whole last half of it. Such a beautiful and sad ending to a series

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the story and the narrator

this was transformative. it elevated my idea of beauty. if you like hunger games or harry potter this puts it together in a way that is real and fantastic at the same time. my heart aches for this book

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The end

I have never cried so much from any novel, movie, or show. Beautiful ending that words can’t even describe but so incredibly sad.

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I am destroyed....

I came to the series after being hooked by the Netflix show. I hate that it was cancelled and I wanted more. While the writing is great and the narrator is amazing, I don't think I will ever be able to listen to this book again. I become too emotionally attached to handle endings like that. I am gutted. 💔

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I’m in awe

It’s over and I’m sad that I’ll never be able to read it for the first time again.

The series had many flaws, but building emotional bonds between characters was beyond my expectations.

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Best of the series

Honestly I thought that I wouldn't be able to get through the first part of this book. There are interesting and challenging decisions made for the main characters that were at time frustrating and unenjoyable. However, it seems to have just been the "dark night of the soul" part of the story and I really enjoyed the rest of the book. The relationship between the main characters finally develops and is written so well. I usually think endings are hard for writers but this book has the, to me, one of the best and well written endings of any book I have ever read/listened to. Up until the second half of this book, which is the third and last in this series, I thought the Netflix show seemed better. But now I wonder how the show is ever going to capture the emotion and feeling of this book.

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Cannot Love This

SPOILER REVIEW.

I wanted to love these books. Nathan is such a dark character, who is fully justified in his anger and hatred. He endures as much as any youth in any book I've read. He is a grey hero, and that's fine. But Gabriel deserved more. Gabrielle, whose love, loyalty, gentleness and patience were rewarded with abuse and whatever scraps of affection Nathan was capable of, who loved people in all their forms, is left with nothing at all.

In the end, Nathan may gain a sense of peace. Gabriel does not get the ending he deserves. He does not get any of the life that his love should have earned him. He carries all the consequences of loving Nathan on his shoulders, and I cannot find fulfillment from where it ends up.

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