The Golden Tower

The Golden Tower

eBook - 2018 | First edition
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As Callum begins his final year at the Magisterium, he is estranged from most of his friends and a furtive darkness haunts him.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545522427
0545522420
9780545522403
0545522404
Characteristics: c
Additional Contributors: Clare, Cassandra
Fischer, Scott M.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 29, 2020

I liked the series better than Harry Potter. It was much less full of self-denial and made more sense, essentially, as a plot. I would definitely recommend it. It was an adventure to read, something you can always pick up and binge. Very enjoyable read so if you are into the Harry Potter series go ahead and give this a try. Things were only getting interesting when the series was over! There was much more to explore and the writers had some legitimately multi-dimensional characters. A lot of twists and turns and things don't seem to be as they were. Nice storytelling, excellent indeed! I'm going to read them again. 4/5 stars
@BullahJee of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

The Golden Tower is the fifth book in the Magisterium series. It is one of my favourite books. I always laugh when I read it. Once I pick it up I can't put it down. This book is so exciting and every chapter has something happen. Some books are really slow but this one isn’t at all. I love the characters, they are so lifelike and funny. I read this series over and over. It is amazing to read about the secret universe full of magic. The Golden Tower is one of my favorite books and I absolutely recommend it to everyone. 4.5/5 stars
@ToastieTaco of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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Anika_Singh
Jul 28, 2020

Now that Aaron is inside Call’s head, they team up with Tamara and come up with a plan to defeat Alex, their peer who betrayed them and switched sides.

Though you may think the books before this one were so good, this can’t be any better, this book doesn’t disappoint. The legendary finale to this moving series is more than you could ever imagine.

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RebelBelle13
Apr 10, 2020

This last entry in the Magesterium series surprised me. Yes, it's far from perfect, but it was fun. There were no secrets between the friends, Jasper was helping out by choice, Aaron being in Call's head was hysterical and on point, and the road trip was a good time, albeit way too short. Tamara and Call's relationship felt much more genuine instead of forced. I liked how Alistair stepped up and actually helped his kid and got back into the mage world. I really loved how they sorted out Alex in the end, although I can certainly see how it might turn people off. That's the good stuff. There's quite a few things that could have been much better. The book felt rushed and was way too short. The elementals agreed to help much too quickly- there should have been trials or some sort of quest to get them to help instead of just the group showing up and asking. That would have padded the book and made it feel more important, like they needed this elemental to agree to assist them but they've got to get this item first, and they've got to do it fast or else. There was zero urgency in the book. Oh, Alex is back and he wants a tower and the kids? Ok, cool, we've got loads of time (*eyeroll*). Speaking of the "villain", could he have been acting more like a child having a tantrum? He wasn't the least bit menacing and was actually more funny than scary- "I want a tower and my girlfriend and my enemies so I can kill them!!" (really, guy?) The adults were worse than useless, ridiculously trusting of Call, and willing to give Alex and Call anything to just make the whole thing go away. The ending was way too tidy and convenient. That being said, it was a satisfying ending. I really do hope Black and Clare continue the story of the friends at the Collegium, now that their relationships are at a point where they are actually interesting, and they are at an age where I'm intrigued to read about them myself (I've been reading this series to my son so far). Interesting conclusion, cool twist, and I had a good time.

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Mahala
Feb 24, 2020

Enjoyed this series a bit. would be interested in learning more about what happens when they hit high school and their adventures.

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Gcatflann
Jul 29, 2019

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JUSTINA0126
Jul 13, 2019

The final book of my favourite series "The Golden Tower" is not the best part of the story because Callum and his friends' adventure is finalizing and the final enemy is about to defeat so you can kind of guess the story and It was also very depressing to read the last book of my favourite series. The ending seemed very happy except the fact that some people who are very close to Callum died (and that who are very important people in the book !Spoiler Alert!) I like this final book not as much I liked The copper gauntlet and silver mask, but still better than Harry Potter. (JK)

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ElyseFrank
Feb 15, 2019

one of the best series ive ever read. read one of the books in one day. couldnt put it down. definitely worth reading!!!

IndyPL_ShelbyP Jan 24, 2019

I really enjoyed this series. Cassandra Clare's fabulous sense of humor and Black's dark and exciting world building really shine in this series and I absolutely love the characters. Call is a very relatable hero who is far from perfect and the whole series is fantastic.

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U1536000286282
Dec 11, 2018

Oh dammit Im so busy I keep putting it on hold over over again but I always end up having something to do so I cant get the book.

Anyone wanna fill me in? What happenes in the book?

(Sigh~my grammar

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GreenNinjaGirl
Dec 03, 2018

Great ending to the series. READ THIS SERIES!!! But definitely make sure you read this series in ORDER!!!!

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