• City of Time and Magic

  • Found Things, Book 4
  • By: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (839 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Paula Brackston's City of Time and Magic is the next installment in the time-traveling Found Things Series.

City of Time and Magic sees Xanthe face her greatest challenges yet. She must choose from three treasures that sing to her; a beautiful writing slope, a mourning brooch of heartbreaking detail, and a gorgeous gem-set hat pin. All call her, but the wrong one could take her on a mission other than that which she must address first, and the stakes could not be higher. While her earlier mission to Regency England had been a success, the journey home resulted in Liam being taken from her, spirited away to another time and place. Xanthe must follow the treasure that will take her to him if he is not to be lost forever.

Xanthe is certain that Mistress Flyte has Liam and determined to find them both. But when she discovers Lydia Flyte has been tracking the actions of the Visionary Society, a group of ruthless and unscrupulous Spinners who have been selling their talents to a club of wealthy clients, Xanthe realizes her work as a Spinner must come before her personal wishes. The Visionary Society is highly dangerous and directly opposed to the creed of the Spinners. Their actions could have disastrous consequences as they alter the authentic order of things and change the future. Xanthe knows she must take on the Society. It will require the skills of all her friends, old and new, to attempt such a thing, and not all of them will survive the confrontation that follows.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2021 Paula Brackston (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Marvelous

I thoroughly enjoyed this series. City of Time and Magic, was superb. I thoroughly enjoyed this particular book. I love that Ms. Brackston takes you to the time of what she’s writing. The characters were charming and down to earth bring the story together with charm and excitement. It’s hard to put it away until later. Loved it!

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Bittersweet!

Simply put, this series of four, and particularly this book was engaging and while it was so wonderful it is sad that it's over...I think....

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Paula Brackston does it again!

As a longtime reader of Paula Brackston’ books, I’m once again taken away to another time and place with characters I’m interested in and love. Xanthe and Liam continue their separate journeys through time in the hopes of reuniting, as each work through their own interactions to get their. I’m drawn into Xanthe’ world again and love it!

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Beautiful wrap up to an amazing series.

I’ve waited all year for this book to come out and it was everything I hoped it would be! A beautiful conclusion to the last few books of found things. Although I’m also hoping maybe she’ll write one more?? Love this series. If you haven’t listen or read them I highly recommend!

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Love love love

This book was worth the wait. The story was fabulous and had me hooked from moment one. The performance was phenomenal. I have read two series by Paula and it was interesting to see them overlap in this story. Buy it!

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I love this world that Paula takes us in!

I really really love this book I love these characters and the new characters that were added! Paula Brackston is great!

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Amazing

Excellent Blending of Witches Daughter and Found Thing's Series. I hope she continues the line with Elizabeth and Xanthe. Narration superb as it has been with All of Brackston's work!!!

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Best one of the series

This fourth book was my favorite. I loved that it combined the two book series the witches daughter and the witches return.

I also really enjoyed that there was not a one particularly bad evil villain that took up the whole book. Just a small portion and well done.

I would definitely listen to the series again but if you have not listened yet listen to or read the witches daughter and the return of the witch

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Fabulous!

I really enjoy Paula Brackston's writings! Her characters are well developed and stay true in each series! Will there be more adventures with Xanthy and her coherts?

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The best in the series

This latest chapter kept me on edge, not knowing where the plot would go next. Such vivid descriptions throughout the book. It was like watching a movie in my mind as I listened. Loved it!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-22

Fantastic

Brilliantly written, thoroughly enjoyed! Excellent addition to the series you will not be disappointed x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-22

Loved it

I've loved all of the books and look forward to hopefully listening to another.
I really like the narrator of all of the series.

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  • Iain Arnold
  • 04-04-22

Great book. Imaginative and totally absorbing!

I’ve just finished the third book in the series. Wonderful! I’m looking forward to more. Thank you Paula Brackston and Marisa Carlin for bringing these books to life!

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  • Sparkles
  • 02-20-22

Fantastic

I have read the complete series of Little found things, within two weeks.
A beautiful story line and you just can’t put it down. I absolutely loved it and hope this not the end of Xanthe’s Adventures. Should you read it? Yes you should!

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  • miss katy bowman
  • 02-01-22

magical and engrossing

I binged the entire series over about 4 weeks. I loved every book and was hooked! I enjoyed the pace of the story and really just loved it! After reading the first book, I gasped thinking it can't end like this! then I realised it was a series and haven't put them down!

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  • Mot
  • 01-14-22

Brilliant!!!

loved every bit.. Excellent story.
Narrated beautifully by Marisa Calin.
I didn't want it to end. Hopefully there will be a other installment???

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  • Gaëlle Newland
  • 01-13-22

Once again Paula Brackston did it!

If you follow the adventures through time of Xanthe then you won't be disappointed. Paula still manages to surprise us with some twists in the story line. You finish the book sad that you will have one year to wait for more adventure. But then I always look forward to re-reading the series before the new book come out.

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  • CHRYSANTHI
  • 01-13-22

Sounded familiar 😍

I was taken aback when i realised who Elisabeth was!! how lovely interconnected the stories were!! absolutely brilliant!

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  • D. A. Steele
  • 01-07-22

Great story, good narration.

I have very much enjoyed this series of books and hope that there will be many more to come. I find the narration has been very good. Occasionally the narrator shouts more than is necessary but on the whole a good performance and easy listening.

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  • Doncaster Belle
  • 01-04-22

Enchanting and dramatic

Loved this not only for another great time travel with Found Things but also because it had an amazing link with Paula Brackstons Shadow Chronicles books.
Great narration as well

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  • Karen
  • 12-07-21

Fantastic

Well my goodness she’s done it again.

I loved this book, I won’t give anything away as I don’t want to spoil it, but it held me, the characters, the relationships with them all, the storyline - wow and when the book finished I felt I had lost a long lost friend again. Now there is a mourning period and a search for another book that will hold me again.

I do hope Ms Brackston is working on the next book, I will miss those characters for sure

Until next time …..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-21

Wonderful

Another wonderful book. Well written & the narrator is brilliant. Can’t wait for the next book.

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  • Lewydog
  • 08-01-22

Loved this book.

What a lovely story, shame it had to end.
From book 1 to book 4 I was completely mesmerised.
Enjoy….

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-26-22

amazing

Loved this series. Sad to have come to an end. I'm hoping there will be a 5th book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-22

An exciting spin through time

Really enjoyed learning more about the Spinners and Xanthes role among them. Can't wait to read the next installment!

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  • Mrs Louise Murray
  • 05-26-22

Magical

Loved it. Narrator was superb. I can’t wait for the next book. Hurry up and get it out.

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  • Erica
  • 01-05-22

couldn't stop listening

Great sequel. I had been waiting and it delivered. I can't wait for the next instalment

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  • Paul Van Eede
  • 12-05-21

Another captivating installment of Xanthe's advent

I got hooked after the first few chapters of book 1. I have been impatiently waiting for this book to be released since I discovered the series in January this year.
I love that you also get to interact with characters from another of Paula's series (The Return of the Witch - book 2)
After getting home back into this series and finishing this book, I think I might just go back and start it all over again to rediscover the magic.