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Harley Merlin 8

Harley Merlin and the Challenge of Chaos
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Harley Merlin Series, Book 8
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

If what is hidden is found, the mighty shall fall.... 

Time is running out. For the final ritual, Katherine will sacrifice 12 magicals with rare abilities. 

Harley has already lost so much, and she can’t bear to sacrifice anything more. She will protect her friends at all costs - even if that means flying solo against the greatest evil the world has ever known. 

With her parents’ Grimoire, Harley finally has a weapon capable of overpowering Katherine. If only she could figure out how to reveal the hidden pages within, to perform the spell Chaos itself has written. And the spell may reveal more than she’s bargained for....
 

All Katherine wants is to be queen of everything - is that so much to ask? Her little niece has been a real thorn in her side, but that’s all about to change. Pity she can’t kill Harley just yet, since the girl is still useful. There’s also the matter of that too-handsome Necromancer, Davin Doncaster. From personal experience, Katherine knows one should never trust a pretty face.
 

Begin Harley Merlin and the Challenge of Chaos (as we lead up to book nine, which will provide resolution to Harley and Katherine's gripping conflict!)
 

Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.

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Are we there yet?

The authors penchant for soliloquies and tedious droning, repetitive internal monologues somewhat ruins what is a great story. The story and narration is the only reason I've got this far but I did find I was taking many breaks in between listens because I found myself shouting at my phone to get to the point! And now I've finally got to the end of book 8 there's still one more??! I honestly don't know if I can finish it, I'm sure curiosity will get the better of me but this entire series would have been up there with Harry Potter if it hadn't dragged so much. It did not need 9 books. 6 or 7 would've done it if the author wasn't so impressed by her own writing style and didn't cram in as much tedious, repetitive, self absorbed dialogue. I definitely won't read these again but I probably will finish the next book just so I can satisfy my, albeit dwindling, curiosity

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Challenge of chaos

Excellent , have read all the books in the series so far ,looking forward to the next book.

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Love love love

The twists and turns is brilliant can’t wait to listen to book 9 👍 well done Bella

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  • Leslie
  • 19-10-19

I am past ready for the series to be over.

So repetitive. This was not a struggle I enjoyed at all. How much longer can this get drawn out?

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  • JH
  • 21-10-19

Hard to get through

I have really liked these books until this one. It’s such an obvious set up story to just get you to the final installment. It was very tedious with little action until the end and way too many monologues! But I like the series and will look forward to finishing it out.

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  • Léah
  • 05-11-19

So much repetition

My goodness. I have not written one review for any of these books because it’s a series. I get that there will be a review of information in each new book. I know, and understand, that this will happen in each new book in the series. However, this book took it far too far in repeating information. OMG. Just about every single chapter had about 15 minutes of whining and repeating the same stuff!! I have never forwarded a book because I would risk missing information but this book, I had no problem doing so. I had to! I feel horrible about this review but it surprised me.

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  • Catherine
  • 18-12-19

Enough is enough.

Can't they ever have a bit of a win? Eight books and this series has the "good guy's" going from one disastrous failure after another! I find this just to damned depressing and annoying to the point that I don't want to suffer through another book. The sad thing is, I thought the series showed a bit of promise in the first few books, however, then the books fell into a repeat of the Yes! We got this licked, only to find out that No, they didn't scenario. I don't understand how some people likened this series to the H. Potter Books, I just can't see it. I will however throw in a nod to J.K.R. by saying that she at least gave Lord Voldermort his smug wining moments and his getting kicked in teeth moments.

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  • Art M
  • 06-11-19

Good narrator - disappointing main character

Why - just why write a story about a powerful character with no ability on when or how to use it. A character that's slow to act and being outwitted at every thought gets old real quick. This is book 8 yet her ability is displayed less than book 1.

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  • .,
  • 06-11-19

Flat

Too much internal monologs ( filling) in the two head caracters until chapter 27. Getting a bit more action from there, but still too flat characters and internal narrow monologs.

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  • Tanya
  • 13-03-20

Love this series!

Absolutely love this series.
This one kept me engaged and entertained through every word, as all her books do.
The characters’ depth, the vivid visual descriptions, and way she provides views from various characters in first person, is fantastic. Always thoroughly entertained and ready for the next story or book.

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  • Stacey
  • 28-02-20

Great book

It will make you laugh, cry, get excited and leaving you wanting to know what happens next!!! Can't wait to find out how it all ends in the next book!!

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  • M. Fawcett
  • 05-02-20

Almost didn't buy because of other reviews

Glad I kept listening. I almost didn't because it seems the reviewers of this book were ready for it to end, citing lots of repetition. There's some... but there was more unveiled than repeated. I get it, we all want it to come to an end... but that's why I chose this series. I didn't want just 3 books and done. I'm happy with the surprises in the plot. My only complaint is the performance. Some of the voices sound the same, which can be confusing in conversations... I'm not too big on the chapter by charter inner dialogs of the different characters, but I'm sure the point is to reveal additional plot... I've come this far... moving onward to book 9!

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  • Chris Normand
  • 01-02-20

Started strong but Harley is getting annoying

I’ve really enjoyed this series but I almost stopped reading because of Harleys incessant whining about how she had to save everyone. It really got old and it was throughout the entire book. She got even worse during Katherine’s last ritual. Being that there is only one book left I’m going to read it but the series definitely went downhill after such a strong start.