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In the summer between second and third year at Whitehall, Emily accompanies Lady Barb on her rounds of the Cairngorm Mountains, bringing magical help to the locals and searching for new magicians. For Emily, tired and broken after the events of Study in Slaughter, it should be a chance to relax as well as to visit a new part of the Nameless World, to put her responsibilities aside and just be herself.

But the locals aren't quite what she expects, with problems of their own, and Lady Barb is a different person away from Whitehall. As children start to go missing and evil things are abroad in the night, Emily discovers that a deadly plot is slowly bringing the mountain community to the brink of disaster and that her oldest enemies are about to make a very unwelcome return.

©2014 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Tavia Gilbert raises the bar

Her voices are so good that you forget that a female is the narrator when a male is speaking, There's nothing that interferes. with the story. I am now a number one fan! The story is a good one and has some moments of anxiety where you have no idea how the heroine is going to get through it. Good book!

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Very addicting!

With each story we see that mixing earth concepts and magic can have mixed results. Watching Emily grow with each challenge is very addicting.
Mr Nuttall is a very creative writer. And I say keep them coming!!!

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Series keeps getting better!

This is not my favorite series, but it has become enjoyable. The first and second books were somewhat annoying to me for the way-too-many references to Harry Potter and Star Trek and other similar stories. I prefer nods to other works rather than in-your-face mentions. And I found the narrator's shaky voice annoying too. Either she has toned it down or I have grown accustomed to it. This series is not as good as Harry Potter; the details do not flesh out the people or places; many things are just cut-outs rather than convincing. The main thing I question most is why, why would Emily think developing gun powder would be a good thing for this world.

But I have grown to enjoy the story and will finish the series. I keep hoping for answers to how this place fits into Nuttall's universe of Ed Stalker's Marines and the Galactic Empire. Stalker was mentioned in the first book, so the timing has to be contemporary, yet the Earth Emily comes from does not seem to be the one Stalker left, nor the one the Childe Roland is Emperor of. Emily does mention the "previous Empire" so it has led me to think that Earth actually did survive the fall much better than it seemed to be for the girls living there at the time of the fall.

Volumes 3 and 4 contain too much talk of sex and homosexuality for the youth that I deal with. That both exist is one thing; I just prefer more decorum. I would not recommend this for high school students or younger.

Again, the story has caught me, and I am curious to see who Emily becomes, and how things resolve there. I have many questions about the plot, and am anxious to see if they are answered!

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  • Alex
  • Canada
  • 12-14-16

Work Experience

If you like the series, you'll like this book 4. Emily gets a summer job working with Lady Barb as a healer. She sees more of the Nameless World and runs into another necromancer. Well worth a credit.

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wow

I love this series so far, I can't wait to listen to the rest of these books!

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Consistently excellent and rewarding.

Both narration and story are comparably excellent as they have been from the first book. The ending is most satisfying as well.

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Great book, captivating series!

it's an awesome story that captivates and makes you want to continue listening to it non stop, the universe and characters are well developed, the voice actress bringing them to life with a spectacular performance.

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Getting Better

This was an enjoyable part to this series. More focused on the events, and characters. I feel this was a major improvement over the last book right up to the last section ....

Again with the "I've changed the world..." and "those letters look like a window back to a time before she changed the world...". Admittedly the character thinks it was an absurd thought, but I'm so sick of seeing that phrase.

Stop telling me this! Show me!

Other than that, the book was good. I can recommend it. Keeps me interested in reading further.

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Great Series

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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  • Johan
  • Durham, NC, United States
  • 05-07-17

so many emotions.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I want him to stop saying Arabic Numerals. Firstly they aren't Arabic numerals they are Hindu numerals, in Arabic, they are called Indian numbers. secondly, they are called Positional Notation numerals.

Any additional comments?

Is Nuttall putting more emotions into his Schooled in Magic Series because he is a guy and is making up for coming from a guys point of view.

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  • Luke
  • 07-23-17

very great

amazing book best one yet definitely gripping would listen again great book great performance 5 star

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  • bookfairy
  • 04-22-17

Adventurous and thrilling

A great audiobook and another brilliant adventure with Emily in the Schooled in Magic series.
I thoroughly enjoy these books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-17

good read

it is Fun and good read looking forward to the next book in the series

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  • Neil
  • 12-19-16

Please finsh all the books

If you could sum up Work Experience in three words, what would they be?

Great book in the school in Magic tails when will the next one be out?

What did you like best about this story?

Just keep you gessing to what ealse she is going to interduce form a her time.

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

Emmy

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but work keeps getting in the way.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-17

good but a bit of a letdown

I had great hopes for the this book but it was a bit anti climactic. it could have been much better if the author would have realised that his character needs to mature more and more. through the book it felt like she is still the same scared little girl as when she was abducted

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