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The Golden Tower

(Magisterium #5)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  6,070 ratings  ·  772 reviews
The final, thrilling installment in this extraordinary series from bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named C
ebook, 256 pages
Published September 11th 2018 by Scholastic Inc.
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Noah i do not think he will die but someone else will remember in the first book one shall die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Emma Giordano
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobooks
2.5 Stars. Unfortunately, this book was a big let down for me. It was one of those situations where I was not *super* bothered while reading but the more I think about it after the fact, the more frustrated I become. The plot was very weak and the characters were immensely watered down. Though much of the series was endearing despite not being my favorite, the final installment was truly a drag. I really wish the conclusion was more impactful, but it was pretty disappointing and my least favorit ...more
Mar 07, 2013 marked it as to-read
Even as an adult, I'll still be plagued by waiting for yet another Cassandra Clare book.

This was a pretty satisfying conclusion but also a little underwhelming. I enjoyed reading it, but it definitely wasn't my favourite in the series. Sad to say goodbye to these characters though!
Yeah, no.

This series started out pretty mediocre, but I saw potential, so I continued to read it. At first I thought it would pay off, because I genuinely enjoyed the second and third book... but then The Silver Mask happened, which felt like the authors just wanted to be done with it and wrap the story up. There was still a little bit of potential left for this one, so I was crossing my fingers while simultaneously lowering my expectations.

And I was still let down.

Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm giving this a full 5-star review before it even came out. . . . Cassie, Holly, it better be the best book I will ever touch, understood?
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms (Book.Enchantress)
Magisterium series:

1) the Iron Trial: ★★★★★/5
2) the Copper Gauntlet: ★★★★★/5
3) the Bronze Key: ★★★★/5
4) the Silver Mask: ★★★★★/5
5) the Golden Tower: ★★★★★/5

Their titles were chosen totally genius!
talented! spectacular! unique!
I love them, they are according to the year they were in each books, but they also referring to something else about the book.
binged reading the last 3 books in 2019

the Golden Tower review, specifically:

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Zero vi Britannia
How does this have a 4.33 rating when it probably won't be out until 2018?
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
Stars (Out of 10): 3/10 Stars

I had such high hopes for this book after the redeeming of the series (for me) in book 4. Just in general, there was so much potential for this series, and I had such expectations both from books 1 and 2 and from Clare’s and Black’s prior works.

Now, I get this is a middle grade series. It won’t be as deep as Black’s The Cruel Prince/Tithe/etc. or Clare’s The Infernal Devices/The Dark Artifices/etc. I also get that these books are not necessari
Sep 22, 2016 marked it as hell-no
Rowling is finally releasing a book about Voldemort!
Wait, no.
Lucy of House Rojas
Call, Aaron said. Everyone wants to live

well that hurts
call 911 cause i'm deceased
Lerizza Mae (books&teacups)
Finally done with this series!

Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed. The whole series seems so rushed. There could have been a lot more world-building for a five-book series. The main characters are somewhat good, a bit shabby, not too great. They are a bit mediocre for me. And the main villain was too petty! A villain who demands all that he wants, may it be a girl, a tower with a TV room and a villain who just wants to sit on his throne just to spite his enemies and do nothing. It gets
Sage Elizabeth
1.) The Iron Trial ★★★★★
2.) The Copper Gauntlet ★★★★
3.) The Bronze Key ★★★★★
4.) The Silver Mask ★★★★★

This should probably be a 4 star book but 6th-grade-Sage is making me give it that extra star.
I have finally reached the end. Overall satisfied but I still wanted a few things different regarding a couple characters. But most things had a nice ending. Although some things I also felt were a bit rushed in the explanations. I feel like Call has really started to grow into a young adult. Jasper though has grown the most. In comparison Alex continues to act more immature in each scene he is in. Ridiculously so. I don't get how it wasn't picked up on sooner. It was nice to see others finally ...more
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
reading this series it’s important to remember the target audience isn’t my demographic. basically i think would my cousins read this series? the answer is yes

full review to come
tappkalina #WonhoCantBeErased
That's it! I'm shook.
This is my all time favourite series from now on!
This is a fuckin' masterpiece.
Thanks for the authors x99999.
Oct 11, 2017 marked it as to-read
The title of this book has changed so many times I don't even know what to call it anymore.
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites





Holly and Cassandra, you are extremely talented.

You two are now my favorite authors and you are the authors of my favorite series and favorite book.

Yes, it did go really fast, but that really fit in with the plot because the plot speeds as fast as a bullet. You two did amazingly in making sure the writing doesn't slow this plot down.

I'm speechless.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
My review for Magisterium

I never thought I’d come to like these books this much, but that’s what I get for underestimating middle-grade literature (one would think I’ve learned my lesson with Percy Jackson, but no). What seemed like a mediocre Harry Potter inspired attempt in middle-grade fantasy, turned out to be a fun and original story with unforgettable characters and amazing adventures. Holly Black and Cassandra Clare combined their writing geniuses, adventurous storytelling, and easygoing
Where do I even start with this book? The first issue is that it was paced at the speed of light. Omg, it was so rushed so that nothing seemed to feel important. The second thing is the addition of another character that felt forced and unnecessary. It bad enough that Jasper, even after 5 books, felt like he didn't belong and unnecessarily forced into every scene that he is, so the fact that the new unnecessary character was his love interest made it worse!

The next was the new "twist
Sally ☾
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
“Perhaps I am unknowable. But I will burn for your sake all the same.”

That ending was so completely Holly and Cassie that I actually hate it.

These authors will be the death of me.

This series is definitely not targeted toward me anymore, but hey, I enjoyed the ride anyway.

It helps that these books were very quick reads. I definitely think they could have been shorter, but I guess I understand what they were going for with the titles and all.
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a big ball of incredibly anticlimactic scenes
4 stars

Huh, well, I actually saw a couple of people who said that this book was the weakest in the whole series, but I think that while it wasn’t the best out of all of them (the 4th book is still my favorite), it wasn’t the weakest either.

The pace of the plot was a mix between book 1-3 & 4 as, though there were less “boring” parts than in the first 3 books, there still more than in the 4th book… However, in terms of plot twists, the first one came out as quite a bit of surpri
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-it, young-readers
*More of a 3.5*
Well... That's it. That's the end of the Magisterium series. I'm both sad and happy. This book was kind of a mess tbh. There were parts I liked and I did kind of like the ending for the most part, but a lot of it didn't seem right. I don't really like the direction they went with a lot of the characters. Alex was almost an obnoxious caricature of himself and a lot of the dialog was kind of cringey. The whole thing with Maugris was just fucking random and extremely unnecessary. I re
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing conclusion to an epic series! This trio will stay in my heart the same way the HP trio has. All of the characters are so well done. I loved them all, even the villains. The magic was unique and added so much adventure to the story. I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to throw this book at one point....totally an epic read!
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it
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Oct 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
Look, I know I’m about to be really harsh, but something about this series just feels off to me, so I’m going to rant for a second.

Holly Black and Cassandra Clare are both amazing writers, which they have proved in numerous solo projects.

Nothing about this series is recognizable as their work.
There's none of Holly Black delectable, dark writing. None of Cassandra Clare's vivid characters and laugh-out-loud snarky dialogue. None of the tightly plotted, intricate worldbuilding I've come
↠ dan ↞
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: magic
AAAA THIS WAS TOO SHORT. I absolutely loved the ending, everything turned out beautiful. My favorite thing about the book though, was the dialogue between Call and Aaron in Call's mind, it was a cool concept, kinda like in The Host.

So yeah... Magisterium is over. I'm gonna miss Call, Aaron and Tamara - and Jasper and Havoc - so much (so, so much I'll probably end up re-reading The Iron Trial)
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this might actually be my favorite book from the series. This story is still very much Harry Potter-ish, but it's good and it's nice to read a familiar story.

I don't feel like the story is over yet.....maybe we will get another book??
Aria Mia
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
A robust and fun ending to a series I’ve followed since the very beginning. A worthy farewell for these characters and this world. Twists and turns are abundant!
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Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest, and her new series which begins with The Cruel Prince in ...more

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Magisterium (5 books)
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