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The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times: Book 3 Kindle Edition
Cowell crafts two believable and lovable main characters...A strong new series starter by a best-selling author.-- "School Library Journal"
The first in a series, this book will delight and engage readers of fantasy both young and old.-- "School Library Connection"
A clever and fresh new series.... Cowell fans will be elated to have a new world to get to know, and they'll welcome the author's familiar writing style and humor.-- "BCCB"
The detail of Cowell's world is a delight...This one will run and run.-- "The Observer (UK)"
The tongue-in-cheek voice combines with scribbly b&w interior illustrations...to sustain a sense of wonder and mayhem from start to finish. Cowell skillfully mixes adventure with silliness in a satisfying story.-- "Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B07T4T8987
- Publisher : Hodder Children's Books (19 September 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 77514 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 401 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #35,312 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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After reading book 1, I enjoyed the world and the characters of Wish and Xar enough to try book 2. I really liked book 2 and thought the series had hit its stride. There was plenty of mystery and humour. Plus the characters developed and we got some interesting backstory. So I went into book 3 excited to continue this journey.
Book 3 feels a bit like someone hit the pause button on the action. The story follows on from the escape at the end of book 2. The main characters (and their never ending list of followers - do we really need this many extras? What was the point of the werewolf, the bear or the wolves in this story?) are flying through the forest. After the first few chapters, they enter a place of safety and pretty much stay there for most of the novel except the conclusion.
I like magic school settings quite a bit but in this book we are just told the characters eat, recover and go to lessons. There doesn't seem to be much danger or conflict to move the story along. I also got a bit fed up of many characters feeling the need to break into song spontaneously and skimmed over these bits.
Wish and Xar are my favourite characters. Wish because she is so pure and lovely, thinking the best of everyone and being so accepting of all and Xar because he exaggerates so much and gets into so much trouble, but has a good heart deep down. However, we saw a lot less from these characters, even though they were in many of the scenes, they just had less to say and I missed that.
The conclusion was action packed and had lots of little mysteries and puzzles for you to try and work out as you followed along, which is what I loved from the second book. Hopefully, things will get back on track in book 4.