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Publisher's Summary

An all-new story arc begins here!

The new grandmaster of Whitehall doesn't want Emily in his school. She's dangerous, he thinks. The only way he'll allow her to return to Whitehall is if she chooses to be a probationary student, a student who can be expelled at the slightest excuse, a student who has to work for one of the professors. Reluctantly, unwilling to leave her first true home, Emily accepts.

But she rapidly discovers that she's about to be pushed right to the limit. She's expected to do her studies, continue her private research...and mentor a group of young students who are new to the school. She has to supervise them, all the while trying to balance her schoolwork with her growing relationship with Caleb. It isn't an easy task.

And when Professor Locke starts opening the tunnels under the school, hunting for the lost secrets of Old Whitehall, he triggers a series of disasters that threaten to tear the school apart. As the staff and students struggle to survive, with the very walls collapsing in around them, Emily is forced to solve a disturbing mystery...and figure out what it has to do with her private research, before the entire school comes to a final catastrophic end.

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

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Love Hate relationship

Honestly the author goes in really great directions in terms of story. But for whatever reason he loves having the main character be the most annoying, whining, and pathetic person in existence. She has overly large complexes and I really sometimes can't stand when he writes out what she is thinking. I fast forwarded at least 4 chapters worth of book because it is bloat, doesn't add to the story, and is irrelevant because nothing that the main character thinks about what is going to happen ever does. He uses the main characters wrong thoughts to then try and pull off a "what a twist" moment but once you realize that her mental ravings are never right then they just become a waste of time. The main character's thoughts are just as annoying as the main character from the Twilight series. Some times I find myself wanting to tell her to just shut up and do something already. There are almost whole chapters of complaining and worrying about NOTHING.

However when the main character isn't being annoying the story is quite good. This would be a solid 5 if he would just stop the annoying and extremely boring mind games and just write actual story. However without all that filler and useless side stories he would have a rather short book. You can easily knock off 5 hours of bs from this book and read the story and you wouldn't know the difference.

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Great

I love this series and hope that the next book will be available very soon!!

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be warned of the cliff-hanger its a doozy

Another great book in the series, but that cliff-hanger is a doozy. you were warned!

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Fantastic!

This is a fantastic book and series! I’ve really enjoyed this series and the books keep getting better.

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the voice makes the story

Loved the first Book. Still Love the ninth. the narrator really makes the authors story come to life. Some parts is a bit cliche but the plots makes up for it! looking forward to the next One!!

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Still captivating

Didn't expect the curve ball, butt this was differently interesting. can't wait to see how it ends up.

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Love this series

I love this series, and while Emily’s insecurity added to the first couple of books her whining has become grating.

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excellent fantasy

I loved it! intrigue, suspense, romance, and a solid plot...I will share with my students and friends.

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keeps you coming back for more

Great series but you need to get finished with recording the remainder of the books in this series. Many readers want to buy complete works at a time.

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Best so far

This book was the best so far. I really enjoyed the ending. It was a good twist.

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  • Ian
  • 11-04-17

good fantasy concepts, but....?

I've listened to all of these books so far, and I do enjoy the concept and overall story line. I have to say I find some of the emotional vehicles the author uses to be quite wearing, something I think is made worse in an audio book because it's easy to read more.

If I had a pound for every time Emily either winces, sighs, rolls her eyes or curses "inwardly" I'd be very very rich. It's damned annoying now.

I'm also feeling the reader, while consistent, and good at portraying the various characters has a constant anxiety in her voice which makes the books harder to listen to for long periods. I feel after this much time (five years for Emily) that Emily would have much less of this. I can only think its under direction from a producer.

In some respects, there's far too much emphasis on Emily's internal monologue and emotions, because its becoming very very repetitive, especially this far into the series.

PLEASE Mr Nuttall, can we have more pace of story throughout the books and less of this eternal struggle Emily is having in her head all the time. It very much feels like life happens to Emily and then she's forced into doing "something" in a desperate moment of panic in the last 4 chapters.

Emily's love interest Kaylib is starting to grate on me now also.

The next book promises to be good, however I'm dreading the amount of wincing inwardly I'm going to have to endure in order to get through it.

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  • Roxanne
  • 10-27-17

Grate book

Loved this book could not stop listening can not wait for the next one definitely recommend

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-20-17

Another great installment of this fantastic story.

Another great installment of this fantastic story. I cant wait for the rest of these great book to be added... This book follows Emily in her 5th year of schooling in the nameless world as she slowly become more confident in her abilities as well as overcome her own personal fears.

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  • bookfairy
  • 10-14-17

Awesome

I love the escapism that the Schooled in Magic books provide and this latest instalment certainly didn't disappoint.

Great performance by Truvia too.

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  • Luke
  • 09-30-17

best book yet

best book yet love the series so happy she published this early can't wait for next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-30-17

Best series ever read

Absolutely love Christopher’s books major audible fan can not wait for past tense if it’s anything like infinite regress wow wow

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