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Publisher's Summary

After a brief visit to the Blighted Lands in hopes of recovering something useful from Shadye's Dark Fortress, Emily returns to Whitehall for her fourth year, bracing herself for the exams that will determine her future. But as she resumes her education, she discovers that the shadows of the past are hanging over the school. A teacher wants to break her, some of her friends are acting oddly, and, worst of all, a boy intends to court her.

But as she struggles to come to terms with her own past, she discovers a plot to kill her and a deadly threat that may destroy the entire school...and a fight she cannot win but dares not lose.

©2015 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Waste of a series

This series just gets less and less for young adults, and more like Nuttall's adult content books. I've already had to apologize to some neighbors for recommending the series to their kids. What a waste of time; such trash

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Just okay.

Well there is finally some growth for the main character. But these books need to be sold on groups of 2 or 3 together. 1 alone is just not worth the price or credit.

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Compelling and enjoyable

I have enjoyed this series thus far and this book is a fine addition to the story with much revealed about some mysterious characters. I recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy!

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Addicted to this series!

Loving the character development and the general story. Amazing!
Does not feel dragged out and keeps on giving.

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series keeps getting better and better

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Because of all the twists and on audio you have to listen to every word and not just gloss over a paragraph

What was one of the most memorable moments of Trial by Fire?

Void at the end

Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Suprise at the reason for the combat battle

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy magic with a bit of teenage drama in it with twists and turns, this is the series for you.

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Hooked

I can't stop, I absolutely love this world! It's a rich well told story. Bravo

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Harry Potter but not.

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So far this series has been very enjoyable listen. Schooled in Magic has a lot of parallels to Harry Potter, but has a new take on the magic school plot line.Over all i can appreciate the writers style and composure of the book series.(thus far) The author has intentionally connected plot threads from previous books, the charters develop with in the story arch, and there are some unexpected twists through out the series. One of the main characteristics that i appreciate is that most twists are for shadowed, there isn't a pin drop revelation where the charter make outrageous connections that leaves you saying, "really you got this from ... nothing." But putting my personal pet peeves aside. I would recommend this book to any young or young at heart listeners.

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Great Story

This series spliced multiple writer's styles together creating an excellent fantasy university. Although the Gordian Knot is not his best book. It was probably needed to create book 14.

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Tired

The attitude given to the main character Emily is starting to wear thin the angry victim with no sense who always complains about difficulty even after acknowledging her short comings and promising herself to improve still remains present after all her challenges and is an unwelcome sight, but the story is decent and the growth of the character is worth hoping and waiting for. I just hope it doesn't take much longer.

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Best book of the series thus far

I haven't left many reviews, but this one deserves it. Of all the books in this series thus far, this one was my favorite. Book 6 (the one before this one) was a bit dull I thought, but I'm glad I didn't give up on the series because this one totally makes up for it. Emily is no longer a child. She is a certified badass now. I'm still waiting for someone to pick a fight with Void though. :)

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  • Shanny C.
  • 06-23-17

the book that marked a change in the series for me

emily did a lot of growing in this one... and trial by fire is the start of a more serious and focused emily... love the series and cannot recommend it enough

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-12-17

less neoliberal propoganda than usual

another relatively bland offering from Christopher Nuttall. don't labour so much on imposing victorian American ideals on yet another aboriginal people but there is still a lot of American imperialism and white privelege crap

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  • Roxanne
  • 08-11-17

Loved it

Absolutely loved this book can't wait for the next one magical definitely would recommend this book

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  • Luke
  • 07-29-17

great

gripping very good can't wait for the next one hurry up please great story great performance