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Publisher's Summary

Ben Greenwood is continuing his apprenticeship at the Royal Institute of Magic, hoping things will be slightly less complicated now that he has advanced to the second grade.

Fat chance.

Coupled with the sterner challenges that the second grade brings, there is also the small matter of the impending dark elf invasion, making life at the Institute even busier than usual. Ben is the only one who can stop them, by finding Elizabeth's armor and its Guardians.

Ben has retrieved one piece of the armor - the boots - but the rest remain hidden. He has just one clue, which could lead to Elizabeth's helm: an old black and white photo given to him by the Master of Apprentices.

Ben must split his time between his apprenticeship and searching for the helm, before the dark elves strike and all hell breaks loose.

©2016 Victor Kloss (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Finally comparable to Harry Potter

If you could sum up The Protectors in three words, what would they be?

Way too good!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The entire cast

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

He adds a richness that was missing when I read it myself.

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

It was very hard to wait for the next book when I’d finished the previous. My heart was definitely warmed and there were many laugh out loud moments.

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Since Harry Potter, every young adult sci fi title says they are comparable to J.K Rowlings creations. This series finally makes this claim a real one. Maybe I didn’t become as entrance as I had been by my Harry but it was really close. Anyone who is searching for their fix, will be satisfied with this series. I Loved It! The world is definitely a better place because this series exists and a sadder place because there will never be anymore from this really gifted author.

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okay, I give up.

If you are an adult who tends to enjoy YA fantasies this book is not for you. The premise is great but the story telling is quite poor. there is no logic or consistancy in the behaviors of any of the characters. it's so bad it pulled me out of the story. I don't have a problem with all the cliche stereotypes all the characters fall into, but it is so poorly done. Charlie, the nerd of the trio, is so whiney about so much that he is scared of but every now and then he is randomly fearless in a way that makes no sense. Natalie has no depth at all, she is just pretty and athletic and graceful. But so pretty. Just pretty. you can tell straightaway a man wrote this book. the author starts off building an interesting magical world, but ruins things by not having any consistancy of where things are located or how things work. there are conflicting situations with how the magical community and the real world interact. Worse yet, Queen Elizabeth is made to sound like she conquered the magical world and yet we are supposed to think she had the right way of it? I don't think this author has a very good emotional awareness based on the actions of his characters. I'm returning these books. so disappointing.

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Excellent

I am really addicted to this series. This was a great one. Best yet, I think. I’m an adult but found this engaging. Highly recommend it!

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Multiple Reads

I have a few series that I listen to often this is one of the top 3. Love this whole series ❣️

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great story with a great plot in everybook

great story with a great plot in everybook, all leading to one big finale plot.

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I was there until the second heroine...

I was there until the second heroine was also incredibly petite, gorgeous, and frail looking. So a hero can be chubby and awkward but a heroine can’t be? So over these delicate flowers who are amazing dynamos beneath but also irrationally emotional at the most bizarre times. It fantasy. So let me imagine the chunky girl is adored and considered beautiful and a heroine. The petite waif being drooled over and cosseted is a pretty stark reality.

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Great fun

Loved this story
Worth every penny
Would highly recommend it
Lovely engaging romp.
Love the voices--great job narrating

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Royal institute of magic always surprises you

Like the characters. And the action of this story. Always unexpected adventure and excitement. Amazing stories

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Wonderful

These are wonderful fun books that I am throughly enjoying. I am having a hard time holding myself back on getting all that has been released so far! Thank you to Victor's family for keeping his stories alive. I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy them.

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What did you love best about The Protectors?

The whole plot

What did you like best about this story?

The dwarf being the next protector

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

The different charactors

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the had to go into the void

Any additional comments?

Excellent read if you love fantasy!