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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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Not as good as the first books

Great performance from narrator but story not as good as the other books. Hope there maybe others in this series in the near future.

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Worth the wait!

Did not dissapoint.
So glad I had also read the witches daughter and return of the witch.
I hope this isn’t the last book in the found things series.
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Over too soon!

I had waited patiently for this next book and was not disappointed. As in previous books, I was spellbound. I can honestly say I’m a BIG fan of Paula Brackston‘s writing. Please keep them coming.

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Brilliant

Absolutely amazing fusion between the Witches Daughter and Found Things. Great storytelling, sad at times with love and friendship at the core of it. I couldn’t put it down when at the same time didn’t want it to finish.
I’m going strait to the beginning. This is a definite MUST READ!

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Fantastic twist

loved it !! Read in a day !
loved the twist.
what a brilliant final book. couldn't stop listening to it.

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  • Mary :)
  • 28-11-21

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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  • Michelle Tremain
  • 01-12-21

Love this series

I love the tasteful way she writes. The narrator is perfect. Just a refreshing good story.

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  • Logan
  • 01-12-21

loved it!

loved this book but it was so short!!! that is my only complaint! will there be another sequal?

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  • Mary Nelson
  • 30-11-21

I love this book!!

Paula Brackston can not release these books fast enough! I think this was my favorite book since the first one. I think this book has more depth than book 2 and 3 (which I also loved). This really has been my favorite series for a while now. I can't wait for the next book!!

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  • Mag
  • 30-11-21

can't wait for more <3

I just love this serie so dearly ^^ I keep listening to them one repeat. I can't wait for more books =) This serie is so good I want it to last forever. I keep listening to the 3 first book on repeat. Now I'm happy to have one more. There is something so charming about these books , It's the first time in my life that I have such feelings for "story" books. I'm so happy I discovered this Author. The audio quality is also amazing (surprisingly a rare thing on audible) The voice actress is so perfect , all of her character voices are easy to recognize even her man voices are well done, she just does an amazing job. In so many audiobooks the voice doesn't match the main character at all or the sound quality ruins the book, but not here. I think she match perfectly and the audio is always on point =) good job to the author and the production. Now to the torture of waiting for more , I really hope there will be =S <3

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  • Andi
  • 27-11-21

love this series

l coudnt wait or this book to come,
I love this writer. I loved the characters and the story it's self.

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  • Lynn Pallaske
  • 25-11-21

Xanthe always has a great adventure!

I have loved every Paula Brackston book I've read and loved seeing an old friend again!

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  • Annette M Long
  • 24-11-21

More like these please?

The series is addictive. Thought provoking and fun. More interesting now that two series have a connection. Bravo to the author and narrator.

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  • k.vano
  • 24-11-21

Ongoing story

The way these stories read there will always be a next book with more adventures through time. I enjoy the continuation from book to book and look forward to where Xanthe is called to next. Definitely love that her support group is becoming more involved in her new calling as protector. I speed up the narration to 1.3.