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Publisher's Summary

Brimming with new ideas for magical research, Emily returns to Whitehall School for her second year of magical education, looking forward to returning to her studies. And yet things are different; her new roommates harbor their secrets, her old friends are becoming distracted by sports and games, and one of the teachers seems to dislike her. As she starts new classes, she discovers she has to work far harder to keep her place in the school.

But her second year will be far more adventurous than her first. When it becomes clear that there is a murderer - and a spy - in the school, Emily will be the only one who can save the school from a plot aimed right at the heart of the Allied Lands themselves. And yet her curiosity may very well prove her undoing.

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

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Number Three in great series.

Excellent narration by Tavia Gilbert great voices for the characters in the story. I also appreciate that she is the continuing narrator for this series.
I wish that Audible had a waiting list so that we would be notified when the next book in the series is released.
This series is a fun read and a real treat to listen to. The story flows smoothly characters keep their individuality and believability.
I was sorely disappointed when I could not purchase book four
Emphatically yes on the entire series so far and of course start with book one. this story does stand by itself still it is so much better if you start at the beginning .

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Not bad, but frustrating

The plot and main points of the book are good. Written as an outline I would definitely think this would be an awesome book...

But I found the whole story very tiring and frustrating. I was annoyed at the main character, and constantly wondering what the heck was going on. The whole story was less interesting / enjoyable than the first two books.

But ah-ha! We have the reason at the end!

I dislike such explanations. I had trouble figuring out if the main character was 17, or 13. Was she a young woman bordering on adulthood, or a child that couldn't see beyond her own reckless desires.

At the end of the book, I guess I'm just supposed to forgive this... But I simply can't excuse all these powerful side characters being absolutely useless.

The whole book was a series of blunders, impotence, ignorance, and a complete disregard of common sense and logic. AND THEN you have to keep hearing about how much the world has changed.

Really? Has it changed? Because all I see is people making the same dumb mistakes, and everyone running around like they don't know what to do, or how to do anything about it.

"Let's turn to the 13/17 year old girl/woman for answers."

The narrator is great, and the major plot points of the book sound great on paper... But the book is poorly fleshed out and it doesn't leave me enjoying it like the first two.

I hear the rest are much better.

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Wonderful Books

I really want more of these books to listen to they are fun and a little scary too but I'm very happy with the author and the reader of these books I hope for more of the same kind of story line soon

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amazing sequel to the first and second

I don't normally do reviews because I get embarrassed very easily at what I write. But this one is an exception. it was so good I couldn't let it go. I even found a way to listen to it at work. it was an amazing follow story to the high action second book. although it had a similar feel to a particular Harry Potter book(heck it's even referenced in there), but I won't say witch because spoilers.
Thank you for a great book and a great performance.
an admiring fan
SPA Arès

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Entire series all I want in an Audible fantasy

Extremely well and cleverly plotted, absolutely love the in-depth explanation of magic in this world, and I am keenly interested in all the characters. I seem to like the ones set during school more, though it is early going for me to conclude that definitively.

Very happy I found this series. It is quite immersive and hard to put down. Writing this review/updating it after second or third listen. Terrific narrator.

Well-done!! I have enjoyed it more, re-listening, especially the non-mimic parts. I delved into the details more. But, I have this image of Emily with a sour expression in my head, because sourly and sour are seriously over-used to describe her thoughts and expression. The author is very talented, and a prodigious writer, but that sticks with me, and I also loathe the spanking punishments. Those are the only two flaws, as far as I am concerned.

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Emily's Latest Adventure

Study in Slaughter is book 3 of Schooled in Magic series on audio. There will be more to come. I am happy since this story was at least as good as the first two. Emily meets a shape shifter in 2nd year. There are new teachers and new students to meet. Well worth a credit.

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too much plagiarism

this book had many ways it could have gone and certainly had its differences from book 2 of Harry Potter, but has so many similarities that I couldn't help noticing the blatant plot points, characters thoughts, schools attitude or atmosphere, and even characters that were too close to characters in Harry Potter. the beginning and end of the book are where it defers mostly.

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Great

This is the third in the series, which didn't have quite as much world building as the first two books did. This one had tons of highschool angst and drama mixed in with danger.

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mystery

I rate a mystery novel like this by if I can solve the puzzle before it's revealed. This time I wasn't even close. Nuttall does surprisingly well in this fantasy series so far.

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I'm hooked

i really loved this book and all the books so far. captivating, exciting, fun and easy to listen to. easy to follow as well.

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  • Luke
  • 07-21-17

great

yet again great book 3rd of the series great performance as well would listen again

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  • Mr. M. Bleck
  • 11-26-16

Number 3

A good enough story but just getting a little familiar and unmoving. I enjoy the series and look forward to the next episode. I just want to see the 'Child of Destiny' actually do something exciting for once.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-15-22

Absolutely Phenomenal

Great continuing story, plots and twists, well working through this new world to Emily. Away to listen to book 4. Well done.

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  • Alexander Devitt
  • 11-07-20

good, but the ending is lame

Anyone with a brain would realise that going against what is arguably a master of subterfuge without any outsider awareness and preparedness is a stupid idea that will almost definately fail.

I enjoyed the story, but that section spoiled some of it. The narrator gave a great performance.

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  • Bonita
  • 11-13-19

Fantastic

Gives out little clues along the way to keep you guessing how the story will go.
A fabulous read, I fall more in love with this word every book.