The Revenge of Magic: The Future King – Book Review

The Revenge of Magic: The Future King by James Riley

Synopsis:
Dealing with monster attacks and his missing father has been hard enough for Fort Fitzgerald in his first month at the Oppenheimer School. But there’s another school for magic, this one in the United Kingdom, that’s about to create even bigger problems.

Six of the Carmarthen Academy students found themselves lost in time when they first started learning magic. Now they’ve returned, with news of a coming war that the students claim only they can stop.

But their new plan for the world might lead to an even worse future, one that Fort and his friends are destined to help bring about, no matter how much they might want to fight it.

Can Fort change the future that the Time students have already seen play out? Or is he destined to pay for his past mistakes for all of time?

Review:
The Future King is the third installment in this fast-paced, fantasy, adventure series for middle readers. This latest novel is adrenaline-filled from beginning to end. And though action-packed, I do wish there was the same amount of character development as before. This was the first time I kept getting a few of the minor characters confused with each other. But the story certainly moves along to a surprising, big finale. And, as before, the next in the series can’t come soon enough. This is a solid series with an engaging and unique world of magic.

Received in March

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:

Amazon / 47 North:
Now, Then, and Everywhen by Rysa Walker

Del Rey:
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition by Rae Carson
The Fall of Shannara: The Last Druid by Terry Brooks
The Last Human by Zack Jordan
Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett

Disney Hyperion:
Chasing Helicity Through the Storm by Ginger Zee
Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
Brightly Woven: The Graphic Novel by Alexandra Bracken

Harper Teen:
Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi

Harper Voyager:
The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

Little, Brown:
Sword in the Stars by Cori McCarthy
Hawk by James Patterson

Macmillan Children / Feiwel and Friends:
The Challenger: Contender Book 2 by Taran Matharu
True or False by Cindy L Otis

Norton Young Readers:
Brightstorm A Sky Ship Adventure by Vashti Hardy

Saga:
Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang

Scholastic:
Wings of Fire: Legends: Dragonslayer by Tui T. Sutherland

Simon and Schuster Kids / Aladdin:
The Revenge of Magic: The Future King by James Riley

Subterranean Press:
Edited By by Ellen Datlow
Dispersion by Greg Egan
In the Shades of Men by Robert Jackson Bennett

Tor:
A Broken Queen by Sarah Kozloff
The Last Emperox by John Scalzi
Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott
The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer

Viking:
A Phoenix First Must Burn by Patrice Caldwell

Shorefall – Book Giveaway

Courtesy of Del Rey, I have a copy of Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett for one lucky winner!

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Book Giveaway: Empress of Salt and Fortune

Courtesy of Tor.com, I have a copy of Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo for one lucky winner!

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Book Giveaway: Prosper’s Demon

Courtesy of Tor.com, I have a copy of Prosper’s Demon by KJ Parker for two lucky winners!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends March 27. I’ll draw a name on March 28, and notify winners via email.

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Received in February

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:

Blu-Rays:
Titans The Complete Second Season
A Quiet Place Steelbook

Mystery Boxes:
TeeBlox

Amazon / Skyscape:
The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

Daw:
Cries from the Lost Island by Kathleen O’Neal Gear

Del Rey:
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett
Queen of the Unwanted by Jenna Glass

Disney Hyperion:
The Mouse Watch by J. J. Gilbert
Onward: Quests of Yore by Rob Renzetti
Onward: The Search for the Phoenix Gem: An In-Questigation by Steve Behling
Onward: Ian and Barley’s Magical Book of Jokes, Puns, and Gags by Disney Book Group
Mulan: Loyal. Brave. True. by Disney Book Group
A Place for Mulan by Marie Chow
Mulan Live Action Novelization by Elizabeth Rudnick
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

First Second:
The Daughters of Ys by M. T. Anderson

Hachette / Mobius:
Our Child of the Stars by Stephen Cox

Harper Voyager:
Crush the King by Jennifer Estep

HMH:
Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

Macmillan Children’s / Swoon / Imprint:
The Dark In-Between by Elizabeth Hrib
All Eyes on Her by L. E. Flynn
Deadly Curious by Cindy Anstey

Reflector Entertainment:
Unknown 9: Genesis: Book One of the Genesis Trilogy by Layton Green

Simon & Schuster / Scout Press / Saga:
The Companions by Katie M. Flynn
Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack

Subterranean Press:
The Properties of Rooftop Air by Tim Powers
The Orphans of Raspay by Lois McMaster Bujold
Tale of Dark Fantasy 3 Edited by William Schafer

Tor / Tor.com:
The Queen of Raiders by Sarah Kozloff
The Firmament of Flame by Drew Williams
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho
The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings
Network Effect by Martha Wells
Anthropocene Rag by Alex Irvine
Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
Prosper’s Demon by Parker
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

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