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Summary

Harry Potter meets the Hunger Games!

Ever since magic stormed the world, the price for human survival is surrendering your firstborn to the monsters. But this year it's Nova's turn, and the monsters better watch their backs.

I am the firstborn in my family. The first of three. And today I will pay the price for my siblings' lives by surrendering control of my own. I will step through the runegate, and I will never see my family again.

What the others do with the firstborn is shrouded in mystery. All anyone knows is they are never heard from again.

I will step through the runegate willingly.

But I can keep secrets, too. And I'll do whatever it takes to bring the others to their knees....

Fans of Harry Potter, Shadowspell Academy, Harley Merlin, and the Hunger Games series, welcome to a magical new world packed with adventure, intrigue, romance, and characters you'll fall in love with.

Contains all three books in the Firstborn Academy series: Shadow Trials (book one), Shadow Witch (book two), and Shadow Reaper (book three).

©2019 Isla Frost (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Love it

I really love this book.. It was hard to stop listening to this book. I can without a doubt recommend it.

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loved it!

loved it.. I hope there's more! will be looking for any other stories written by the same author!

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Goos story

It was enjoyable, although goes into too much detail in parts and labour's points when not needed - then not much detail in areas. story was good and world's were thought out well.

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Good, Easy to listen to

Took a while to get into the story for me. Read Well. Very well written. Would look at other stories by Isla Frost.

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Very interesting

I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy. I just wish it were longer.
Excellent Author
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super read

loved the story and the trilogy all together saved me having to store 3 different books. defo worth a listen

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dramatic story draws reader in.

i took time to warm to this story but got dragged in and used every opportunity to listen do i could folliw novas progress. loved this triology.

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not bad but not great

A good story but could’ve been compacted into two books as there were too many convoluted thoughts being told throughout the three books making it slightly hard work to listen to

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Great story and performance, thoroughly enjoyed

Great story, characters and extremely well read, I was gripped from start to finish, thoroughly enjoyed.

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lovely story

I always struggle at the start of books but I found this book easy to listen to and I always enjoy books read by Amanda Dolan. love the little twists.

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  • Megan Webster
  • 29-05-21

I wouldn’t recommend

I’m not sure why this book has such high reviews, but insinuating it’s on the same level as the writings of Harry Potter is offensive. The concept is great but the writing is terrible. The inner monologues throughout the book are lengthy and repetitive. It is like 90% inner monologue. The author should have given up some of that in favor of better imagery or more established bonds with the main characters and the other ones. Each book, by itself, shouldn’t be considered a singular book and are incredibly boring. As a set of three, it is acceptable if you want to skip through the characters constant inner ramblings. Overall, it is boring and it could have been amazing if someone else wrote it.

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  • Eric
  • 25-05-21

It is really a romance story

I will only say this don’t waste your time on this book unless you like romance stories because that is what this series is; it is not a science fiction story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-04-21

bonds that captivated

Brin is my favorite character, she had me laugh on several occasions! Best friendships formed

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  • Brett Bishop
  • 06-09-20

YA at it's best!

So many YA books claim to be "Harry Potter meets the Hunger Games" in their description and this books is no exception to this. The exception is that it truly is "Harry Potter meets the Hunger Games" in many ways. This book is a perfect mixture of being taken away by the powers that be for an unknown purpose and MAGIC! Is this book free of all the YA tropes, no, do those tropes work in a new and unique way, yes. Also, unlike a lot of the recent YA hits that have very disappointing ends, this one breaks from those hits with an end that works and will leave you satisfied. Also, all 3 books for a single credit, what do you have to loose?

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  • J.B. Sandersen
  • 17-07-21

awesome!!!

I loved it. all three books were fantastic and flowed smoothly. I loved the concept of Gus. he could easily be the main character in another series. I loved how the concept of the war was crafted and complete with all the plausible emotions that go with it. and I so loved that the main characters were slowly being drawn together but that wasn't the focal point of the story. It left me in tears of joy.

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  • Jene Scotskaid
  • 28-06-21

I loved this trilogy!

This was such a great trilogy, I’d listen to it over and over again! I wish there were more books!

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  • Dawn Sorbo
  • 26-06-21

great series

loved this. great storyline, narrator was great and good value all 3 for one credit

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-21

Great clean fun exciting series

Absolutely loved this series- fun characters- full of adventure, magic, action- great love story while remaining clean— super super recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-21

all-around great audiobook

I absolutely love this book actually all three books in the trilogy was great the narrator she did a fantastic job on all three books and the most memorable moment has to be well heck there's a lot of them but I have to say there were tears here and there and laughter and it was just great all the way around the ending was perfect.

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  • MFReads
  • 30-05-21

When Worlds Collide

I am a huge fan of box sets so I had no issue in purchasing this trilogy. This is the first book I have read by Isla Frost. This trilogy is a clean read. Secondary students who love, action, adventure, and magic will love this.

Imagine the world being attacked by an alien species and they win. Now humankind is enslaved and does not have the freedoms they once had. In order to stop the bloodshed a treaty was sign between the alien species and the humans. The firstborn of each family will go through a portal when they come of age. It does not matter if they are male or female. However, no one knowns what is on the other side of the portal. Everyone who has ever gone through has never come back.

As the title suggests, there is a firstborn academy that all who enter the portal must attend. Human have magic? How can a house have emotions? What happens with the enemy you've hated all of your life turns out not to be the enemy you thought? How can one develop feelings for the enemy? It is a telling of the coming together of worlds to battle evil. Only by working together and trusting each other can they succeed.

Amanda Dolan narrates all three novels. She has a nice voice and is easy to listen too. She is able to read the male voices successfully to the point that I forget there is one person reading.