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The Earth Legend

(Hidden Legends: Academy of Magical Creatures #3)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  274 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Fire and Water are outlawed.


Orenda Academy has changed. Familiars are going missing, and a mysterious plague has taken over the school. Someone in the castle is behind it, but the culprit is out of reach.

I don’t even know who I am anymore. To find out, I’ve started searching for the family I never knew. Finding myself is the only way to continue this journe
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 266 pages
Published June 18th 2019 (first published May 29th 2019)
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May 15, 2020 rated it liked it
I can’t stand the “I’s”

There should never be any use of the word “I’s” yet this book has loads of them. “Sophia and I’s,” “Liam and I’s,” it makes me want to gouge my eyes out. And the incorrect use of I instead of me or mine is rampant as well. The one time in the entire book it was actually written as “Sophia and me,” it should have been a frigging “I.” There were other editing issues as well, like tough instead of through, nibbles instead of nipples, things like that.

The story is interesting
Janice perry
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing story! Can't wait for the next book to see what happens next for Sophia, Liam, Imogen and Jonah. These ladies make a great team writing this series. ...more
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Jul 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book... where does one start... not worth reading.

I couldn't finish this book even though I was at 92% completed. The author put so much into this book that I couldn't figure out WHERE she was going with it. The over arching plot that this series has been working on (the prophecy) has almost no mention in this book, and it seems the author stopped caring about it.

We are introduced to a continued plot involving the ridiculous segregation of "House-only relationships" that is taken to an extr
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Different in a good way

Still a few editing errors but if you've made it this far, you're interested in this story like me I'm sure and don't need a review to continue. But wow it's a whole lot of drama and different. I have never read anything quite like this one and it's great and refreshing and I can't recommend this series enough
Brianna Presley
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! This is the 3rd book in the series and I can’t put it down. Sophia and Liam definitely grew up in this book as well as Jonah and Im. You get a ton of drama and some more action. As previous mentioned this book series would best fit a high schooler or a mature junior high schooler. As well as being a great series for an independent reading project.
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Dark times have passed over Orenda Academy as some of the students and their familiars are becoming very sick while other students and their familiars are disappearing. Why are the students becoming ill? Why are they disappearing? Is someone behind it all? Who would want to make them ill? Who is behind the disappearances?

Things are starting to get worse at the Academy and if Sophia, Liam, Imogen, Jonah and the rest of the crew are racing against the clock to find the answers the next piece of t
Aneesa Bhayat
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: excellent-books
This is one hell of a journey!

This is a FANTASTIC book! At one point all I wanted to do was throw the damn Kindle! The anticipation of wondering how the storyline would continue. Be warned though, you won’t be able to put the book down. Heck, I look like a zombie because I couldn’t put the book down when I should have been sleeping and even locked myself in the Office and read during my working hours (lol).
The adventure continues in this book but it brought an onslaught of emotions. From anger
Kira Assad
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Earth Legend is the longest book in the series thus far and it is one heck of a wild ride. Not only is there tension between the group Sophia, Liam, Imogen, and Jonah, but there is also a catastrophe happening at the Academy of Magical Creatures. Not only are magical creatures going missing with no idea who is doing this or where they are being taken to, but familiars and their students are getting sick with a strange illness that not even Esis can heal. It's going to take a lot for this gro ...more
Jennifer Lil'n  Dunski
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
By the ancestors, this book was not what I was expecting! It was darker, sexier and a twisted tale! I never expected this story to take these turns and it threw me off. It was thrilling, exciting, heartbreaking, scary and I don't know what to expect next!
I absolutely love Sophia, Liam and the gang, and watching them grow as characters through the series is so compelling. The storyline is a roller coaster of emotions, the world building is beautiful and mysterious and the characters are building
Sophie Koufes
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Earth Legend (Academy of Magical Creatures #3) continues to create bombshell moments. A dust of darker, more sensuous, & a utterly twisted tale.
The world building descriptions details & settings are vivid and well detailed. Character's are compelling and resilient. The dynamics & blossoming friendships between the characters & houses is intriguing. The writing style is exhilarating as well as innovative. The ending is mysterious & im looking forward to reading the next novel in this series.
Belinda Clemons
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
wow The Earth Legend is just as fantastic and books one and two. Sophie Liam Imogene Jonah are back. This term starts out with Sophie and Liam agreeing to be friends and then students familiars turn up missing and elders are getting sick dark things are happening and The Gang has to hurry to find the pieces that the prophecy speaks of. I love the jealous scenes in this one like the strip club that one had me rolling on the floor laughing another home run of a book
Crystal Gray
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well then! This got dark quickly. I did NOT see that coming. I love seeing these characters grow. Towards the end I had a really hard time putting it down. So much happened and changed so quickly. I honestly can not wait for the next book to see what happens. I am at the edge of my seat with anticipation!
Kimberly Gordon-Bercich
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Death vs Love

Does love conquer all? Even death? Well I guess that’s a debate that will depend on your beliefs in the after life. Imogene gets a raw deal in this book. Liam and Sophia are like ping pong balls going back and forth. Then the battles start and the book is awesome from there.
Kathy Zuercher Diveley
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sophia and Liam

Liam goes into depression and almost comits suicide. Sophia saves him and makes him get counciling. They comit to each other and come 'out of the closet'. They receive a trial date from the Elders. There are fanatical groups that rise up against the Elders and they start a war. The Elders take over a start a system, not a good one.
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
s are changing and It ends Academy isn't safe anymore. Familiar's are disappearing and students and their familiar are getting a mysterious illness.
Liam and Sophia are in a fight for their life and people are causing trouble that leads to a change for the worse.
Linda Figueira
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A breathtaking narrative full of action, plots, trial, and discoveries. Whatever the reader is expecting, the narrative exceeds your expectations. As always, the story ends by making us go directly to the next book.
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hell

What a mess I can’t believe Both hypocritical leaders. Just to change things for their own purposes I can’t wait till they go down. I really hope he’s still alive and I think sir caves is someone’s brother. So I wonder what, where , why ?
Véronique Laplante Grenier
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Earth Legeng is the most darker book yet in the Academy of Magical Creatures. Really didn't see that dark twist coming. The academy isn't safe anymore. Had really a hard time put it down. Can't wait for the next book in this great serie. ...more
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg this book. It had me on edge the entire time right up until the last page. I don’t know how I am going to deal while I wait for the next one. I was not prepared for those last couple chapters. Wow is all I have to say.
Alexandri Duesterbeck
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love! Love! Love!

I absolutely love these characters and this world that these authors built. Love the emotions and experiences they have given Liam and the understanding they gave Sophia. This world is unique and definitely a book to read.
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the minds of a few

This was a very good story about greed of a few! And the hope of a few youngsters trying to wright a great wrong!
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

The 4 young heroes are facing challenges that may be insurmountable. Liam, Sophia, Imogen and Jonah must grow up fast to sake the Hawkei.
Kaylen Weaver
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm hooked on the series now. I have to know how it ends. ...more
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read

What fun to read about magical creatures, familiars and problems they faced. This story was hard to for me to put down.
Jyo Na
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good story. Sometimes drags a bit.

Liked that they wove indigenous lore and wisdom into the story. I look forward to reading the next book. Two thumbs up.
Constance Roberts
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Something keeps me coming back to this series, even though I'm not quite sure what it is. Lol. I love all the friction between Liam and Sophia in this part - and the ending absolutely tore me apart. ...more
J.A. Cintron
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author's are officially on the shiz list and they really don't care how dare they off him like that? But at least what his face catches some hands. ...more
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Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and ...more

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