Nathan Byrn is running again. The Alliance of Free Witches has been all but destroyed. Scattered and demoralised, constantly pursued by the Council's Hunters, only a bold new strategy can save the rebels from total defeat. They need the missing half of Gabriel's amulet - an ancient artifact with the power to render its bearer invincible in battle.
But the amulet's guardian - the reclusive and awesomely powerful witch Ledger - has her own agenda. To win her trust, Nathan must travel to America and persuade her to give him the amulet. Combined with his own Gifts, the amulet might just be enough to turn the tide for the Alliance and end the bloody civil war between Black and White witches once and for all....
©2016 Sally Green (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.
Fan of urban fantasy & Victorian gothic especially set in London. Oh, and Georgette Heyer.
I really enjoyed this YA witches at war trilogy. It's pretty downbeat and it is soon apparent that any kind of moral absolute, bright and shiny happy ending will not fit with what has gone before. I find Nathan almost unbearably sad as he finds out who he is and of what he is capable mainly through pain and violence although there are some redeeming episodes of love - his relationship with Gabriel, and with Arran. It's pretty violent throughout but the violence generally reveals character and moves the story along. I reallly like the inclusion of characters like Celia who began as Nathan's captor in Half Bad but who evolves throughout the trilogy.
Carl Prekopp is great as ever. He's good at believable teenagers which, going by some other narrators, is harder than you'd think.
Give it a go.
this ends the trilogy wonderfully. A bitter sweet finish. but the pace towards it was funominal. characters we have met come into their fullest life and new characters push the narrative on. brilliant.
I sped through this trilogy, back to back. The writing is superb, the pace of the story is never lost and the narration is perfect. My only down point is that it made me cry like a baby! Heartbroken.
This series has been phenomenal. It has grown with each book and developed fantastically. Each character has depth and the world drew me in straight away. Also fantastic narration throughout.
Brilliantly crafted trilogy that draws you in to the characters: by the way it's uniquely written in the first person from a spoken diary. Add this to the amazing reader and audible sound effects, which were not over done- makes this one of the best audible books I have read since joining three years ago. Had to buy additional credits because I couldn't wait as I became emotionally invested into the character. You must read all three books in order.
I've listened to a lot of books now. This, along with the first two of the trilogy are simply amazing. Moving and so well written. Performance was fantastic. I will revisit this trilogy again, I thoroughly recommend to all.
I wanted so much for Nathan to be happy and live in peace after all he'd been through. But, then I suppose he did the only thing he could.
Such a shame the trilogy is done. Maybe there'll be a book about Edge. Hopefully!
Good story which was thoroughly entertaining but horrifying ending - left me traumatised to the extent that I wished I'd never started the trilogy. Not for the faint hearted
I love this book, a perfect ending to the trilogy. Brilliantly written and narration is so well done. Highly recommended. Sad it's ended now.
To sum this book you'll be chocked but in a good way I guess. You'll also be sad that the series came to an end.
I absolutely loved this book. it broke my heart, made me cry and laugh and I'm sitting here a little breathless at the ending.
the performance of Carl Prekopp was on point and his accent made me see Nathan more clearly than when I read the first two book myself
this is a spoiler so don't read on if you don't want to be spoiled.
I said if one of them died I'd flip a truck and well.... I guess it's time to find a truck. it broke my heart. I loved the fact that it wasn't an instant romance that it took time, that they made mistakes and fucked up, but that they loved each other anyway. Gabrielle and Nathan will remain my otp forever, even if they are both quite... yeah....
This book, like the two first one took my breathe away and I highly encourage everyone to read them.
"Half Lost (Half Bad #3) by Sally Green"
OMG, the end to a really great series - I just loved Carl Prekopp's narration of Nathan as he tries to become the with Gabriel loves. Now that he has his gifts, Nathan works to perfect them, hunts Annaliese and helps the Alliance of Witches against the hunters. I wish I could say I loved the ending...I enjoyed all of Prekopp's characters in his narration, author Green's worlds were wild, heart stopping, and powerful. I have to thank The 2015 Hub Challenge for giving me the impetus to listen to this series, it was awesome
Nathan and Gabriel's love story
Nathan- awesome, tortured soul
The world of Nathan saddened me
I loved it!! This put me at the edge of my seat. Literally almost falling off of it!
Not the ending I was expecting, but I can live with it. It will make me think a bit, it will set this series apart from the others. I will be thinking about this one for a while. If a book/series can make me do that and not get lost in the abyss of same-same, then I am all for giving it more than 3 stars. I won't say this series is the best out there, but I did enjoy the story. It kept me intrigued, it was written well, the characters were engaging, and the story moved most of the time. I just loved Nathan and his angst, and I adored Gabriel and the relationship these two had with each other. And Carl Prekopp? Adored his narration. It was his voice that convinced me to purchase the first book. Look forward to more narration from Carl.
Wow. What a finale! This was a really great series and I'm sad it's done. The Audible version was wonderfully done with a top notch reader telling a top notch story. Awesome!
I listen to many different books, so it is hard to say where it ranks. I will say, this was a good series! really makes you think about the challenges and decisions someone in a hero position makes.
the end! :(
I have not! After finishing this book I bought another book narrated by Carl just because he is awesome!
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