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The Enchanted

(The Gateway Chronicles #4)

4.68  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  26 reviews
“Enchantments are powerful—the most powerful magic we have,” Rubidius said. “They can change the nature and composition of animate and inanimate things alike, and they can foil the plans of the most determined foes.”

“What do enchantments have to do with me?” Darcy whispered.


Darcy Pennington’s course was plotted out for her long before she ever stepped foot in
Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 18th 2012 by The Writer's Coffee Shop (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kathie (katmom)
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love that question: What did you think?

Well, I think that I love this series! Totally THRILLED that I am blessed to be able to read these the second they come into our PH.

My youngest daughter (16) read along with me and you know the book has APPEAL when your child keeps coming up and saying things like:

Okay, what did you think of this bit?


UGH! That made me nuts!

lololol...and what's funny/good/ that I agreed with her.

This is a JOURNEY with ups and downs and left me wanting to hu
Anni (Tea in the Treetops)
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, teen, to-review
Review originally posted on The Oaken Bookcase on October 18, 2012.

It’s time for Darcy and the rest of the Six to head back to camp with their families. They head to Alitheia full of hope, ready for a year involving a coronation, but events unfold almost immediately that change the plans for the year completely. Darcy must remain strong and support her friends as she faces the greatest threat yet.

I’ve really enjoyed reading this series as each book has been released this year and The Enchanted w
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One day while hiking a young girl discovers a portal to another world, the magical land of Alithia. She soon learns of a prophecy claiming that she and five others are destined to save this mystical place. At first the six are unsure of their part in this ancient prophecy. But eventually they learn to work together as a team, united in their efforts to fulfill their destiny and save this enchanted land.

Author K.B. Hoyle pens scenes that pop with vibrant details, making the world of Alitheia vivi
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Darcy is growing up, and it is both thrilling and tragic to watch. This is my favorite in the Gateway Chronicles series, but I felt that way after I read each one of them. They keep getting better, more exciting, more deep into the characters' lives and personalities. A little bit more angsty teen romance in this one, which I totally love. Looking forward to the next, always looking forward to the next.
Donna Huber
I think this is my favorite one of the series. It was just so good. Not as action packed (though there was still action) as the others, but a lot of focus on the characters, which I loved. Had a fairytale feel to the story. Read the full review at Girl Who Reads
Adam Shields
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short Review: The Enchanted is my favorite of the series so far. I finished it up at 5AM this morning after not being able to fall back asleep after being up with a sick kid.

Darcy and the rest of The Six are back for their fourth trip to the magical world of Alitheia. Darcy and the rest of the six, as well as Prince Tellius are maturing into their roles. They have started paying attention to the important people in their lives and starting to put their own needs behind what they think is best f
Erin Straza
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
The Enchanted is my favorite of The Gateway Chronicles. I've not been this emotionally invested in a story or fictional characters in some time! My heart was ALL IN. There were tears. I had reader's anxiety! And I simply had to know if the prophecy about Darcy and Tellius would be true or if Hoyle would upend the story on us. (I won't ruin it—you'll have to read it to find out.) As soon as I closed the cover, I flipped back to re-read a few sections because they were so lovely and full of hope a ...more
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the fourth book of K. B. Hoyle’s series The Gateway Chronicles, the six go to the magical world of Alitheia. Tellius becomes the king of Alitheia and they set off on a long journey to find to find a portal leading from Alitheia to their world. On the way, they discover many secrets. The book made me feel a lot of different feelings, mainly suspense though. Throughout the book, you get to follow the Six as they face many challenges, practice their magic, and get into new relationships. My favo ...more
Donna Huber
I still think this one is my favorite book in the series. I may have loved it a little more than I did the first time. I definitely still cried. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Every time I leave Darcy Pennington at the end of a book, I feel like she’s grown and finally becoming less self-centred. But every time I take up with her again in a new book, it’s almost as if she reverts, as if the time spent in Alitheia has been washed away by another year at high school. This book is my favourite so far (and don’t I say that after finishing each book?), and I think this is the first book that I can really say that I liked Darcy in, but in the beginning she was very irrespon ...more
Stacy Sabala
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Book Review- The Enchanted by K.B. Hoyle

In the fourth book for the Gateway Series, things are complicated before they even make it through the gate. Amelia brings her boyfriend Simon to camp this summer. They have been together for two years and she feels she can tell him about Alitheia. Darcy and the others think it is a mistake, but can’t talk her out of it. He, of course, thinks she is crazy and dumps her. She is heart broken as she goes through the gateway.
Sam and Lewis are now dating as wel
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book… wow… I don’t even know what to say!

I started reading this series when the first book came back… and well, at that time is was not my favorite because everyone was just so young (only 13). But now, they are all so much older, and although I caught glimpses of everyone's growth and maturity, this book just blew it out of the water!

Darcy is so fantastic now! She is still very stubborn, and a little spontaneous, but she has matured so much and is by far my favorite character in this whole
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Received as an ARC via net galley, part of the blog tour.
The Gateway Chronicles continues to get better with every new installment! I can easily say this is the best one I have read thus far. My favorite thing about this series is the way you can actually see the characters grow in each new book. This is book 4 and you see a much more mature side of Darcy and the other characters as they move from teenage to a grown state of mind. Tellius has grown
A.B. Shepherd
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this series so hard. I am seriously suffering withdrawals and I am morose now. Nothing I'm looking to read next can compare. K.B. has drawn me so far into the world of Darcy and friends that I must know how this story ends and I just feel tortured with pure impatience. K.B. if you read this, please - send me anything you've written to date on book six. I don't care if it's rough and unedited. I'm in pain! Please?

In The Enchanted and The Scroll the saga of The Six continues. Darcy's worry
Bradley Mcguffey
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
OK, so why not a 5 star like the previous book in the series? Is it a good book? Absolutely! Did I love it? In parts, but not the whole, so I can't go 5 stars.

The setup for the romance has been there since the beginning, so I had to know it was coming. That doesn't mean I had to like it. As far as the romancy stuff goes, it's well done and actually had me "hooked" or at least interested in parts, but I'm not the intended audience. The exciting parts of the book are very much exciting, so it make
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story progression! Darcy and Tellius are so close to becoming a couple, then Tellius has to ruin it! Ugh! I was so upset at him :( This book was so fast paced, I was halfway through before I knew it. I tried to slow down my reading to draw it out more, but I was so anxious to see what happened next that I couldn't do it. Darcy and Tellius have both grown up so much since the first book. Perry is becomming a little annoying. Sam and Lewis were interesting, even though I didn't think they ...more
Bill Tillman
Book four finds a more mature 6 on their way back to Alitheia. “Enchantments are powerful—the most powerful magic we have,” Rubidius (the foremost wizard of Alitheia) said. “They can change the nature and composition of animate and inanimate things alike, and they can foil the plans of the most determined foes. The SIX are hoping to destroy the Gateways between worlds as a means of stopping Tellius the leader of the dark forces.
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful continuation is a series that is growing nearer to my heart with every page. It was a very emotional book compared to the other books and I found myself in despair and sitting on the edge of my seat as I wait to see what happens to these characters. I can see the development of character much as one sees Harry Potter or Katniss Evergeen or the Pevensie Family develop as their own series Looking forward to cracking open the next book The Scroll.

Bravo K.B.!
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Now that's what I'm talking about when saying: that was a story line! Mystery, action and fun, plenty of all to be had! Can't wait to read the next books to find out more and unravel the secrets and knowledge. Also already a bit sad that in just two books this trip will be over already...
Kim Marvin
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Whole series is great. I've read them all multiple times and am about to start them again in anticipation of book 5.
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book!! Can't wait for the next one.
Wendy Kautz
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is possibly my favorite of the Gateway Chronicles. It's wonderful! I've read it twice and it won't be the last time.
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
The action just keeps ratcheting up! Great story.
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K. B. Hoyle is a multiple award-winning Young Adult author, a public speaker, and a creative writing instructor. She is represented by Ben Grange of the L. Perkins Agency in New York City.

She was a panel speaker at the 2013 Sydney Writer's Festival in Sydney, Australia, and a featured speaker at the Great American Book Festival in 2017. Her books receive high acclaim from readers and reviewers wo

Other books in the series

The Gateway Chronicles (6 books)
  • The Six (The Gateway Chronicles #1)
  • The Oracle (The Gateway Chronicles Book 2)
  • The White Thread (The Gateway Chronicles Book 3)
  • The Scroll: The Gateway Chronicles 5
  • The Bone Whistle (The Gateway Chronicles Book 6)
“Most boys her age spent half their free time playing video games, but Tellius spent all of his in adult pursuits like fighting, managing, ruling, and delegating, and it showed. If she’d begun to think he was attractive last year, she now wondered how she ever could have found him anything but attractive. As she took in his square jaw, straight aristocratic nose, intense green-flecked eyes, and that ever-present smattering of freckles, Darcy felt her ears grow warm. She looked down at the flagstones.
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