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The Bone Whistle

(The Gateway Chronicles #6)

4.71  ·  Rating details ·  152 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Darcy burned with the pain of knowing she’d failed. What happened when a prophecy didn’t come true? It must not have been much of a prophecy in the first place. And if they couldn’t trust in that, then they couldn’t trust in anything at all.

Thrust back into Alitheia through unexpected means, Darcy winds up alone, scared, and without her recent memory. As she struggles to
Paperback, 372 pages
Published September 18th 2014 by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
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Kathie (katmom)
HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!! 9/18/2014

I and my 18 y/o daughter anxiously awaited The Bone Whistle, the conclusion to the Gateway Chronicles. We each read on a kindle, discussing as we went along. She would hear my gasp and would tell me to wait until she caught up. It was a very enjoyable day of reading.

I have to say, Ms. Hoyle has to have a white board somewhere in her writing room. With notes from each book, with connecting arrows going from book to the final showdown. My daughter and I wer
Suzy Wilson
I really enjoyed this series from the opening pages of THE SIX, where we meet 13 year old, solipsistic, angst-ridden Darcy, through to the final pages of THE BONE WHISTLE where we leave her behind, matured and likely as grown as she will ever be.

Author K.B. Hoyle has taken us on a high-fantasy adventure through THE GATEWAY CHRONICLES to an alternate reality replete with dryads, gnomes, narks, alchemists, princes and displaced humanity. We have journeyed to visit Oracles, encountered foul beasts
Katt Smith
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-series
These books were so good.

I haven’t been sucked that wholly and completely into a story in a long, long time. They were unputdownable. I’ve been having dreams about the characters - I don’t think that’s ever happened to me. I was desperate to know how it ended but dreading it being over. Basically this is what I imagine reading Harry Potter would have been like without knowing the outcome beforehand.

I’m really deeply impressed by this author’s talent and ability to weave a plot so intricately.
Donna Huber
I recommend re-reading The Scroll before starting The Bone Whistle. I usually have my niece remind me of what happened, but she wasn't available and it took me a little while to orient myself to the story. The Bone Whistle jumps right in without much preamble and the intensity does not let up. A great ending for the series. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads. ...more
Adam Shields
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short Review: This the last book of a series. So I don't want to give anything away. My longer review on my blog has some clearly marked spoilers, but I won't give any spoilers here. At the end of the series, I can affirm again that this is a very well constructed book (and series). The plotting and character are solid. There are layers to the story that will probably be missed by some of the young adult readers, but adult readers will enjoy and it adds to the depth of the reading.

I put together
Jun 29, 2014 added it

**Warning, this is a LONG review because I just couldn’t help it! I *think* I left out spoilers, but as with all reviews it is POSSIBLE that there may be something said that you did not know**

How do I even begin to express my thoughts on The Bone Whistle?!

This has been one of my favorite series of ALL TIME! I was a little skeptical at first, but that may have been because I was just beginning to get into reading books that weren’t traditionally published so it was a new experience for me… I mean
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely wonderful ending to a superb series of books.
Kelly Trobaugh
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Anika Claire
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been looking forward to reading this final book in the Gateway Chronicles series for such a long time now, and wow, it was every bit the epic ending I had been hoping for.

Prophecy within prophecies: The convoluted tale of the Six companions started five years ago when Darcy and her friends stumbled through a gateway between worlds and were transported from Cedar Cove campsite to the world of Alitheia. Since then they’ve lived through five years in each world, saved each other countless time
Katie Ziegler (Life Between Words)
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I've been waiting to write a review until I finished reading the final book in The Gateway Chronicles. And now I have! Fantasy, Adventure, Friendship, Romance - The Gateway Chronicles has it all. Six teenagers attend a summer family camp and find themselves transported to a parallel world, Alitheia. There, they find the world filled with every fantastical creature you'd expect to see in a fantasy novel: fairies, dragons, gnomes, and (my personal favorite) Narks (Hoyle's spin on Elves). When the ...more
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-not-on-shelf
The Bone Whistle closes out the adventure that started six years ago with Darcy and her five friends stumbling into another world. It's a bittersweet conclusion to their story and I enjoyed it a lot.

Darcy and her friends have come a long, long way since we met them in The Six. They've grown and matured, loved and lost, been revered and betrayed, cursed and blessed. Now, approaching their last crossing into Alithea, they're beginning to realise that their quest will ask more of them than anyone a
Stacy Sabala
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Book Review-The Bone Whistle by K. B. Hoyle

In the final book of the Gateway Chronicles, Darcy finds herself living in Tennessee in her Aunt’s house. Her parents are refusing to let her go back to camp in Cedar Cove. She knows she has to find a way there, but she doesn’t want to leave things unsettled with her family. She knows she won’t be coming back.
The prophesy reveals that she has to die in order to stop Tselloch. When she makes her way through the gateway, she doesn’t remember how she got
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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
Brandon-donnalee Blankenship
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
She did it! K.B. Hoyle took us on an amazing journey to another world through the eyes of 6 average American teens and what a thrilling journey it was. Every cliff hanger from the other 5 books, every question raised, every loose end, every side story-line, was all beautifully tied together in a heart stopping final book. I found myself holding my breath and turning pages as fast as I could. I actually gasped out loud and shed a real tear in several places. These characters have become my friend ...more
Kasey Cocoa
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Very well written and edited. The characters are well fleshed out and develop nicely along the story. The plot has great pacing with no slow spots to lose your interest. This is the last book in the series and wraps up all the strings very nicely. This is a series well worth the read. I feel very pleased with how things wind up. An evaluation copy was provided by The Writers Coffee Shop in exchange for an honest review.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Okay, this one gets less stars simply because it's dark and slightly depressing, and if you know me, you know that I like my entertainment to be light and fluffy. I will, however, say this; this series has taught me multitudes about faith, love, and grace. While it's not obvious at first glance that this has Christian roots, you can clearly see its influence and it is astounding how this book managed to teach me what grace looks like, what sin looks like, what sacrifice looks like, and how it al ...more
Maya Joelle
Ahhh, I *love* this book. It makes me very happy. *hugs all the charries* Also! The ENDING! Although I'm still conflicted about a few things ((view spoiler)), it is SUCH A GOOD, BEAUTIFUL CONCLUSION to an amazing series.

Content warning (view spoiler
Emma C.
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy lovers, YA fans
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
The Bone Whistle satisfies on so many levels as K.B. Hoyle takes threads from all the previous books of the series and weaves them into a breathtaking tapestry. All the riddles, characters and settings fall into place like the final twists of a Rubik’s cube.

Teen fantasy often veers into either dispassionate heroics or angsty self-absorption, but Hoyle skillfully avoids both. Instead, she offers us a group of friends who struggle with very real temptations and limitations, yet keep courageously
Karen Voitik
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
>Book Review – The Bone Whistle
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 6th and last in the Gateway Chronicles series and ends with an HEA. Darcy and Tellius are now married. It was funny watching Darcy try and do normal stuff, like going to prom, while being secretly married. Lewis was her date and he was funny when he slow danced with Darcy from 3 feet away! This quest is different, because everyone realizes it will be the final one. The 6 travel again and the heavy descriptions seem a
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I put off finishing the series because I was sad to be done with it, and because it has a fair amount of sad events (I got misty eyed at least once, even knowing what was coming). However, that was a mistake. I’d forgotten how beautifully the conclusion was written. This book is significantly longer than the others in the series, but it’s necessary. Darcy’s story in our world has to be concluded, then the Prophecy and various oracles in Alitheia must be fulfilled. (Almost) everything is explaine ...more
D.E. Partridge
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Gateway Chronicles by K.B. Hoyle is a wonderful series. It is well written, with excellent descriptions, an exciting plot, and intriguing characters. What makes me love this book so much, though, is the care that Hoyle took when resolving all of the loose plot "strings." Her talent and attention to detail make this book (and series) a must-read for anyone, especially those who enjoy young adult fiction. The Gateway Chronicles will grab you and not let go. (I have read the series six times - ...more
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bone Whistle by K.B. Hoyle is the type of book where it is like, happy, happy, happy, and then someone dies. But then it is happy again. During this book, Darcy Pennington is not allowed to go to Cedar Cove this year. Which also means she can’t sneak off to the magical world of Alitheia. Everyone experiences happiness, sadness, and a lot of mourning. In the last book of the Gateway Chronicles, Tselloch crowns Collin his king, and as the Six face more than a few times. The Six manage to stay ...more
Michael Chen
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series started out reminding me of Narnia, and it ended reminding me of Harry Potter, though it stands on its own.

I admire how Hoyle connects the plot from beginning to end and how she's willing to kill off beloved characters. There's a core of true light, but it's surrounded by real darkness, and Hoyle doesn't shy away from that. It's a story of sanctification and sacrifice, but it's not a morality play.

All that to say, I didn't have high expectations for this series, but I came away impre
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man. Such a satisfying conclusion to a really fantastic series. My daughter and I spent the past five months reading a chapter a night from these six books, and we both loved them. It’s beautifully written fantasy, with so much imagination, mystery, adventure, humor, emotional depth and Christian imagery. We’ll miss the characters and the world of Alitheia, but I’m so glad we got to share the journey together.
Cody Cunningham
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I always get nervous when I reach the end of a long series since there’s usually a lot of plot lines to tie up. But Hoyle did not disappoint. The final installment of The Gateway Chronicles was satisfying, and I’m a bit sad the story is over.

This is a series that I highly recommend. The first book is the weakest, but it’s still enjoyable.
Ginger Hewitt
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Wow! Just wow! Wonderful series!
There are so many things to say about this book... so I'm just going to say it's really good. ...more
Nick Jones
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book - and this series are very good. I’m sad I’ve gotten to the end.
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
This was a great ending to the series with so many fantastic themes.
Donna Huber
I was kind of dreading this book. Partly because it is the last book in the awesome series, but I have never liked the strained relationship between Darcy and her parents. Even though this is the third time I've read the book, I still cried so hard I had to stop reading because I couldn't see the page through my tears. The line "I just want to make sure you have what you need before I leave" kills me. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads. ...more
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K. B. Hoyle is a multiple award-winning Young Adult author, a public speaker, and a creative writing instructor.

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 worldwide.

In between writing books and articles and planning events, she stays

Other books in the series

The Gateway Chronicles (6 books)
  • The Six (The Gateway Chronicles #1)
  • The Oracle (The Gateway Chronicles Book 2)
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