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Charlie and his friends take on the most powerful and dangerous magic in Book 8 of this extraordinary series.

As wicked forces come to a head at Bloor's Academy, Charlie and his friends must use all their magic and all their might to fight the evil and save Charlie's parents.

In his greatest adventure yet, Charlie must discover the fate of his family, the evil intentions of the Bloors, what has become of Septimus Bloor's will, and, most important, the destiny of the Red King's heirs. But are the Children of the Red King strong enough to defeat the darkness to find the answers?

Join Charlie and his friends as they race to unlock the mystery of the Red King in this final chapter.

©2010 Jenny Nimmo (P)2010 Scholastic

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Great end to an excellent series

This book was one of the most exciting of the series as it tied up many loose ends and ended with a Bang. This series is one that I would not mind sharing with my children as they get older. The audio presenter changed from the first half to the second half of the audio books. I preferred the first audio presenter over the presenter in the latter half of the series. Over all, an excellent book and I couldn’t put it down.

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Some of the details are washed away..

There are a lot of dropped details I this and book seven. The change in narrator after book 4 made it difficult to follow.

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Love it

It met every expectation I had
LOVED IT . I I I I I I I I I 😊 I I I

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Fantastic

Loved it... Thoroughly love this series and it's characters. Better than Harry Potter. My 10 year son loved it also.

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  • michael
  • Western Australia
  • 10-21-11

next best thing

harry potter left a hole and this helped the transition loved the whole series would reckoned everyone to buy all 8 books.

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Was expecting a bit more.

I was enjoying this series up until this book. Don't get me wrong, it is okay or rather acceptable, but it wasn't what I was expecting or how I was expecting it to end....that is if this is the end. Who knows?

For me the story was developing, but then some of the scenes were just over and done with without much depth to it as if the author was just rushing to finish it without putting more into it. Not very much struggling for Charlie as there had been in the past books.

Just my opinion. It's adequate but not quite the 5 stars I've given the other books. If you want closure for the storyline, it's a must get though but don't expect too much.

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  • Chas S.
  • 10-06-17

Brilliant

amazing addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive addictive cool wicked liked it very much