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Two families, alike in dignity - and armed with powerful magic.

The Magical Families of Ashworth and Ashfall have been feuding for countless years, ever since something happened to split one family into two. Now, they have been invited to Cockatrice Faire - when no other magician would dare invite them both. And when it becomes clear that the Ashworth Heir and the Ashfall Heir have fallen in love with one another, Emily finds herself caught in the middle between two powerful families, each one capable of destroying her once and for all.

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

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She claims to know HISTORY!

Would you try another book from Christopher G. Nuttall and/or Tavia Gilbert?

Yes I would but I have been let down the last 4 times so I'm returning this book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Christopher G. Nuttall again?

See above.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Tavia Gilbert?

Sure.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and Disappointment! The main character does not seem to be growing at all. She keeps making the same mistakes. She claims to know history but she flails to remember that real change takes time and fast change is history has always taken force.....meaning people DIE! She is the only person in the world who thinks the way she does but she wants everyone to just do things her way.

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  • Ladylaw
  • Matthews, NC, United States
  • 04-02-17

More! More! More!

Excellent series!!! I am hooked but frustrated that I can't continue to listen on. Please add the remainder of the books to the audible site.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Stick up for yourself Emily

I'm waiting for the day when Emily tells all these adults who keep berating her for honest mistakes to stick it. I did not think well of Lady Barb for her tirade. Those who know of Emily's origins shouldn't be taking for granted that she would know any "basic" information about their land.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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not youth fiction; annoying and directionless

And now we start with Earth's vulgarities. Heretofore, this had been pretty clean in language, but this volume has damn, sh%^, hell, and f*#, so it is even less of a youth book than it already was for its content. There is a lot of sex, it's not graphic, but they are always talking about it. Given the age of the protagonist, this should have been a good YA book, but parents beware.

And then there's chapter 20. OMG. The teenaged girl's angst written by a 35-yo man. On and on and on and on about how she doesn't love him, doesn't want him, but does she? Why does it hurt? Read this paragraph 20 times and you'll get the picture.

Combine that with her indecision about keeping the barony and you'll need a lot of deep breaths and eye rolls.

And then there's Lady Barb and others berating Emily for not knowing what she doesn't know. YOU SHOULD HAVE ASKED!! How do you know to ask about what you don't know you needed to know?

There doesn't seem to be any direction to this story. It can't decide if it's Harry Potter or Dragonriders of Pern or Romeo and Juliet or sci-fi or what. Emily didn't do well in school on Earth, but she is able to outline steam engines and gunpowder, and has plans to build a computer. Seriously? You think she knows anything about how that works? It's still not clear why she thinks the introduction of gunpowder to this society is a good idea. And, speaking of gunpowder, how did they make their Mundane fireworks without it?

Did anyone else catch the mention of Col. Stalker in book 1? I keep reading these to see if they will get any better, or link up with the world that Stalker was exiled from, but my hopes are fading.

The narration is much better than when it started.

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  • Eric
  • Everett, WA, United States
  • 04-03-17

Not really feeling this story

There are times that I found this Emily character to be somewhat annoying and this book regrettably emphasis that fact. She supposedly does not want to be a Baroness yet she consistently uses the power of her position to change lives. Furthermore, she takes no responsibly in the care of said lands and yet again she uses the power of that title. I really hope this aspect her character changes.

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keep'em coming !<br />

I don't think I could call this series absolute favorite.
That said, I do have a bit of a slight addiction.
When I read the first book, I was just looking for a new series to read.
The first book finished. I thought OK, I'm willing to see how far Mr.Nuttall can take this idea.

That brings us to today.
I have finished book 6, Loves Labor's Won. I am now wondering if there's anything in Audible's power That could force Tavia Gilbert to read faster. Although, I know rushing a project can and will have an affect on the overall quality on the finished product .

THIS is a very good series.
Audible, KEEP'EM COMING.!

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Great Story Line

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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Can't wait for 7

Where does Love's Labor's Won rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

i have listen to over 300 audio books and this is a really good series

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love's Labor's Won?

The Romeo and Juliet comparision with Melissa and Marco

What does Tavia Gilbert bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Different volce tones for each charactor

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I really cant think of one

Any additional comments?

It you like Magic/Mage books than this series if for you.

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Just.. HOW?

HOW can Nuttall jump from one type of Fiction, into Hard Space Sci-Fi, Then jump into Fantasy, and make it ALL GREAT?!?!? Keep writing, I'll keep Buying!

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please add the rest of the books

If you could sum up Love's Labor's Won in three words, what would they be?

I love listening to these types of series at work, where I can block out noise and just listen to a great story. Please record the rest of the series- readers are left hanging... the narrator is great with the multiple characters. I remain in awe of people who can do this so well!

Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

Tsvia is amazing. She is one of the best narrators and keeps my attention with her clearly voiced characters - how does she do it!

Any additional comments?

Please add the rest of the series -I'm hooked.

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  • Luke
  • 07-27-17

Great

again brilliant book great writhing plus great storytelling can't wait to read the next gripping

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  • Mr. S. Woolley
  • 06-05-17

GOOD READ

These Audio books arnt being made quickly enough for my liking get a move on please

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  • Fredbear
  • 05-13-17

Another winner in a great series.

An excellent continuation of an interesting series. It has far more depth than I expected of a 'magic school' story and the truth of the emotional angst suffered not only by teenagers is touching. I admit to already anticipating the next book.

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  • Shanny C.
  • 04-25-17

Amazing series!!!!

ok.... so i purchased this audiobook not realizing that it's not Book 1 in the series.... its actually book 6 !! and to make matters worse... audible only has books 1 to 7 in this series available. So, because of that mistake, when I listened to this book I was often unsure of exactly what was happening... notwithstanding, there was something about it which encouraged me to give it another try.... so i went to kindle to purchase the next book in the series and i don't regret my decision one bit! I'm in the process of finishing all of the books in the series! (12 so far)
a long time ago I was mourning the end of the Harry Potter series and i was googling alternatives.... and someone definitely mentioned this series!.... i can see why.... its definitely different and distinct but harry potter lovers will feel at home with this one!
great series

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  • heba moataz
  • 04-03-17

it gets more interesting

I love the story I can't wait for the next book and it is getting more interesting

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  • richard. Turner
  • 04-02-17

where the hell is the rest of the series

realy got in to the story and it's come to a flat end you can see the rest of the books but can't get them

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  • gemma charles
  • 03-29-17

Even better than the last - amazing

Just when you think that the schooled in magic books can't get any better the next book comes along and its even better than its predecessors.

I rate these right along side the Belgariad, and I never thought that I would say that about any book.