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Publisher's Summary

Their past is not what they think it is....

Thrown back in time after the spells binding Whitehall School together nearly collapsed, Emily finds herself in the days of Lord Whitehall. But everything she knows about the past is a lie. The Whitehall Commune is in hiding from a great and terrible foe, while some of the legendary founders bicker like children and others call on deadly and untrustworthy entities with agendas of their own.

Desperately seeking a way back to her own time, her mere presence a boon and a curse to established history, Emily is drawn into a conflict against both rogue wizards and a mysterious force intent on exterminating all magicians before the future school can take shape. But as deadly powers converge on the castle, her time is running out...and, deep beneath Old Whitehall, something dark and dangerous is about to be born.

©2016 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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missing segment at about 1:19:00

please look into this. I hate missing out on a part.

15 words. blah blah

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my favorite book of the series

I liked this book series, but I love this book is my favorite. I found it very imaginative.

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The best book of the series

WOW! This is the best book so far.... Say that I love it usb't enought....
The author has created a plot that intertwines Emily's life with the past and the present and leaves the listener intrigued by the consequences of this experience ....

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Best one so far

I don't know if it is the story line or that she is more grown up, but I loved this book. I've listened to it 3xs.

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Way cool!

I don't mind saying the obvious: time travel.

Even so, how much more powerful does a person get!? The story is that good, as usual.

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What a book!!

I have listened to all the stories in this series so far and book 1 and this book 10 is by far the absolute best!!! Like whoa blew my mind. I was all kinds of emotional listing to this!!

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Still like the series, but

I still like the series, but this one felt cobbled together. it just wasn't as interesting. And there are still a lot of gaps that don't make any sense.

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Inspired and relentless

An unrelenting experience of a book. Nuttall continues to weave an astoundingly complex tapestry of a story. Threading call backs, Easter eggs and intensity into the rich continuity he has created throughout the last nine books. His mastery of character work is enthralling as Emily is thrown into a setting that makes her even more of a fish out water and Nuttall is on point every step of the way making Emily even more compelling, relatable, concientous and pensive. This is easily my favorite adventure thus far.

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Still hooked!!

I can't get enough of this series!

With every book it just gets better and better. I couldn't recommend listening to them more!

Start at book one and work your way up. I promise, you will not be disappointed!

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Captivating Story

Once again the author has written a wonderful story. I love the performance of the narrator, and anticipate each new release. I highly recommend this series.

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  • Ethan
  • 01-14-18

Absolutely brilliant! Couldn’t stop listening!

Would you listen to Past Tense again? Why?

This book is one of my favourites in the series by far! It was so exciting I couldn’t turn it off I lost so much sleep! It was so satisfying & I was gutted when it ended! i wanted to know so much more about the characters from the past and what happened to them but the author tied up their stories quite well in the end.

What other book might you compare Past Tense to, and why?

It’s hard to compare this to any other book as the story was so original with excellent twists and turns.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed every chapter of this book but the ones with lord wolf & Emily creating the spellware for the nexus point wards was very interesting and clever.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Thrown into the past to save the future!

Any additional comments?

This was definitely my favourite book of the series; finding out how Whitehall school was created along with all the twists, turns, political infighting and past magical ability. The monsters from the past are extremely formidable & finding out how the mimic’s were created was really unexpected and cleverly executed.

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  • Bonita
  • 02-07-20

I really enjoyed this.

Time travel stories can be tricky, either too cliche or over the top. I think Past Tense walked the line well.