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Cursed

Schooled in Magic, Book 17
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Schooled in Magic, Book 17
Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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Summary

King Randor has been defeated. Queen Alassa has taken her throne. The Kingdom of Zangaria can look forward to a new age of peace and prosperity. But their victory came at a terrible price. A moment before his death, King Randor hit Emily with a powerful curse.

She's lost her magic. She's losing her mind. She may soon lose her life.

As rumors start to spread, as her enemies start to gather, Emily searches desperately for the key to unlock the curse before it is too late. But the only hope seems to rest with House Fellini, an enigmatic family of magicians. Crippled, powerless, helpless, Emily places her life in their hands. If they can't help her, no one can.

But House Fellini has its secrets. As the family struggles to undo the curse before it's too late, Emily is drawn into a decades-old mystery that threatens to destroy the family, shatter her life...and smash the entire world beyond all hope of repair.

©2019 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Underwhelmed me

Instead of writing lots of things in one book the series tends now to focus on fewer things a reiterating them over and over. Also the telling is stereotypical.

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  • justin
  • 16-11-19

Another great book

I love how this story has so much depth and has so much more to tell! Really excited for the next book! I know it just came out but I don’t know if I can wait for the audio! Keep me coming!

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  • AEK
  • 04-12-19

Not the best book of the series.

Probably the worst. Clearly Emily is depressed in this book. It is just depressingly depressing. To paraphrase a movie. "this book went full depressed, full emo, never go full depressed, full emo"

Audible's rating is:
1 Star is "not for me"
2 Stars "it is okay"
3 Stars "pretty good"
4 Stars "it's great"
5 Stars "I love it"

How I see the stars.
A one star book could be a very dry topic, story,crude or someone preaching down to the reader. I generally don't have 1 star books. I will just return them and go my own way. My last 3 were from the same series, I had hit a very dry spot in my listening.

A 2 star story, would be something that was phoned in by a writer that typically has done much better work. I have a couple of reviews from authors that just seemed to phone it in, one most recently from an author that decided to mix current politics into his novel. If I wanted that, I would just watch the news.

A 3 star review is where I really start. It means I enjoyed the book. That I did not have a hard time following it (I have lost alot of my conversational hearing). That the story kept to a plot, the characters were not static, and the world built was plausable.

A 4 star review is something that I really enjoyed. It puts the author on my map to keep an eye out for. I go through 12-15 books a month. (audible is my primary source of entertainment. ) I will search for the author's works regularly, and seek out their stories for future purchases.

A 5 star review, These are not as rare as one would think. These are the books where the characters grow, learn, act according to their nature. Where the world is not only plausible but believable. Where there are economic systems, businesses, rules of law that make sense. Where the story is woven is progressed and told with caring and dedication. These are books, series, authors and narrators that bring it all in a package.

So, when reading my reviews, if anyone does, that is how I judge the books.

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  • Petra Riggs
  • 08-11-19

Love, Love, Love this Series

A downtrodden girls from earth winds up in a magical world. She discovered she too has magic there and that is where the story starts…

This series is so well written I can’t help but listen to it over and over again.

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  • rocketman
  • 05-11-19

Another Great SIM Book

Good mystery story. Answers questions presented several book before. I really liked it.

I hope the series continues long into the future. It is the most intelligent fantasy series I have ever read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-20

Very repetitive

I loved the earlier books. However, the last 3 books of Schooled in Magic have become very repetitive. I won't be buying any more.

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  • Ryan
  • 09-01-20

One of the slower books

I love the series but this book was a little slow for my liking. Given its premise, I assumed it would be as such but still a great series overall and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  • Glen
  • 01-01-20

I love this Series

Love this series, the narration is great, and the story is always good. I just wish they'd come on Audible quicker.

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  • Holly
  • 01-12-19

Perfectly engaging; excellent change of pace

I am pleased as can be with the turn of events in this book. We are away from war, with mighty problems to struggled through, but this book does a wonderful job of focusing on interpersonal relationships, very much building some new ones of great interest. I love how Emily gets involved with the House Fellini, the details of the mansion, the involvement of Freda and Caleb--well done! Every character from past books that made their way into this one--all were brought in by the author with very good reason, nothing gratuitous. One of the best installments in this excellent series.

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  • Cory Brown
  • 26-11-19

Crap

Nuttall isn’t interested in telling a story about magic, he only wants to tell the story of Emily the doormat getting abused by everyone she meet. Crap book from a crap author

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  • Bradley E Scott
  • 22-11-19

Incredibly boring.

Huge fan of Nuttall's writing and stories, but this book is the worst by a fair margin. I have re-read this series multiple times, however I will never read this one again. I disliked it so much I seriously considered making this my second returned book of hundreds of audiobooks. Only the fact Nuttal is an author I appreciated, has kept me from returning this half way through.

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