Work Experience : Schooled in Magic

  • by Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • Series: Schooled in Magic
  • 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- Trudy Owens

I like this series

I've really enjoy this series. I usually don't enjoy books where the protagonist is transported from Earth to another planet, but this author ties it into the story line through out the series in a believable manner. The magic system is "somewhat" novel, but it is still believable, or at least makes sense. I like it when preforming magic has a cost, like you need extra sleep after doing a lot of it, and this one does. I also like how the protagonist learns to use the magic in class and on the road. The books can be a little slow, but it's not too bad. The Narration is excellent. I completely forgot there was just one narrator, instead of a bunch of people speaking their part. I think the charicters are believable. There's very, very little young romance in the books, really just a little talk about relationships and discussions about boyfriends in the books, which is another positive thing about the series. I recommend this series if there's nothing else you're dieing to listen to. I also expecially recommend this series to teenage and young adult woman. And it's rare for me to recommend a series targeted towards woman, since I'm a man in his fifties, though I do like books of all age ranges.
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- Bob-o

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing