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De vloek van de slang

(The Last Magician #3)

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  362 ratings  ·  117 reviews
Spannende en meeslepende fantasy die zich afspeelt in een magisch Noord-Amerika

Esta is een ervaren dief met een aangeboren gave om door de tijd te reizen. Haar hele leven is ze getraind voor één missie: terugreizen naar het New York van 1902 om het Boek der Mysteriën te stelen. Maar dit boek bleek een groter gevaar te bewaren dan iemand ooit voor mogelijk had gehouden: de
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Paperback, 704 pages
Published March 26th 2021 by Boekerij
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Clara I would assume that it is coming out at some point in late 2019 early 2020. The first book came out in July 2017, and the second October 2018. That's …moreI would assume that it is coming out at some point in late 2019 early 2020. The first book came out in July 2017, and the second October 2018. That's a 1 year and 3 month gap between book which, if we assume stays the same (hard to assume in trilogy since we only have 1 data point) which puts us at January 2020. That's my guess.(less)
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Hillary
I love big books, especially if they involve a certain angsty couple and an amazing magic system. I’m SO READY (actually....I need to reread both TLM and TDT before I can get to this one but that’s just details 🥲)



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Excuse me while I start reading The Devil’s Thief and doom my existence because there’s no publication date for this book yet.
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Ashley Nuckles
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3.75 stars more likely) OKAY SO THIS BOOK. I’m slightly bummed because the first book was SO GOOD. And the second one I thought was ALSO GOOD. But I had to get halfway through this almost 800 page book before the story finallyyyy started picking up.

I still loveeee these characters and I still like the plot no matter how absurd or crazy it may get, but the pacing....oh my goodness. When it’s slow, it’s SLOW. And when it’s fast, it flies by! This was very much a stop and go and stop and go kind
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Angelica
Sep 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
So.... we’re not gonna mention that 900+ page count
No? Ok.
I'm scared y'all. I'm excited and I'm scared
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Helena V. Paris
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Laura
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
July 2019: THE COVER IS GORGEOUS!! GIVE IT TO ME!

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I want it now. 😭👀
Alexa
Aug 27, 2019 marked it as to-check-out  ·  review of another edition
Am I screaming because there is suddenly a cover for this novel?
Why, yes. Yes, I am.
Nastassja

Warning, this review contains spoilers about The Serpent's Curse and the two previous parts of the series.

I have to say I am perplexed and disappointed, all at once. I suppose partly I can blame my frustration on the fact that this book was released with a big gap between this one and the previous one. It was too long and I've forgotten a lot from The Devil's Thief. It doesn't help that in book 2 we had new characters implemented into the story. And I couldn't remember half of them.

After I man

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Christine Manzari
I thought this was the last book. It’s not. It ended on a cliffhanger but that’s okay, I’m glad I get more time with these characters!
Morgan
According to Goodreads this is now a 2021 release, Ms. Maxwell is making me nervous...

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The Last Magician: ★★★★★
The Devil's Theif: ★★★

Will Lisa Maxwell redeem herself after making the perfect duology into a trilogy and adding a completely unnecessary book in the middle? Let's hope so because The Last Magician is one of my favorites and I really want to love this one too.
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Kayleigh
Mar 10, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Spoilers are hidden below.

Diving back into this series after a three year gap between the second and third book was difficult. This book jumps right back into the action immediately where book 2 left off which is great for readers who are binge reading the series but confusing for readers like me who waited the three years for publication. I wish the book had started with a recap of what had h
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Kanak
Apr 25, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
800 pages and for what
Sandra
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Great as always. I just flew through the story again even if it is seriously big book.

I loved the atmosphere and the characters, but I cannot say any more since this is the third installment in a series.
thea ♡
2.6 stars. even though theo is a dear, viola vaccarelli and ruby reynolds were the only reason why i read this book. but no sapphic energy was found >:( check out my book blog!

this is the third book, so spoilers ahead!

the main problem i have with this series is the plot. this book is about to give me trypophobia from the amount of plot holes it has. for example, when they were in chicago and jack had ahold of esta, she couldn’t have gotten out of his hold with her physical training that she used
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asbah
Sep 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
apparently the cover and title have been leaked and iM IN LOVE 😍😍😍 it really is the year of snakes huh
Becky Boudreau
Hands down prettiest covers in a series. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

Books 1 and 2 have created such an intense and fun story, so excited for the conclusion!
nally nalka
May 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a mental marathon!! this was so incredibly - perhaps unnecessarily- looong but I enjoyed the escapism nonetheless and it had many great moments but not enough Jianyu POVs in this one at all T__T hoping the finale rectifys that!

Full review to come.
☀︎El In Oz☀︎
The wait for this has me dying
The Last Magician (The Last Magician #1)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Devil’s Thief (The Last Magician #2)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Maren Johnson
*sigh* This book put me in a reading slump. Minus a star for that lol.

The Good
- Esta and Harte. Legit why I'm here. I will even read book 4 just for them. I like them both, and believe it or not, I'm now here for the romance. It's the silver lining in this massive tome.
- You know I actually don't mind North and Maggie. Weird, I know.
- Jianyu has grown on me. His plot line is still a waste of space, but I like him more now.
- Okay, that whole San Francisco spot and the time traveling and the f
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Kiki Forest
AHAHSJFJSDI this cover will drive me insane and April is too far away for me to wait
Katrín Rós
*** 4.5 stars ***

I really loved this installation in the series. It was almost perfect. The reason I'm not giving it a five-star rating is because for me the plot dragged a little, and the book definitely could have been shorter.
However, I LOVE the characters and I can't wait to see how everything turns out in the last book.

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Myra
May 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun action packed book that's perfect if you're looking to escape on an afternoon. Don't get scared by the hefty page count - it flys by... Lisa Maxwell is the master of cliffhangers and complicated feelings that are in shades of grey. I can't wait for the next book. I really hope it doesn't take forever again.

There were a few things that hampered my reading experience though. I read the last book right when it came out and it's been a few years since then. I didn't re-read the second
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Kathleen
This book was too long (a lot of unnecessary filler), confusing with al the timelines (we have multiple timelines for the same pov, so it’s hard to keep track on what’s happening when and with whom sometimes) and very slow. This also should have been the end of the series, but after 700+ pages, where all everyone did was search/lose artifacts, there’s going to be a fourth one?! I hope it’s better than this one...
Meghan
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing - Margaret K. McElderry Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Having read the first two books in the series and completely loving them, I expected nothing less from The Serpent's Curse and was not disappointed. One of the reasons I loved this series was that there was action and drama on every page and this book was no different. A thrillride that
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Shelley
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy / Historical
*Rating* 3.5

*Thoughts*

The Serpent's Curse is the third installment in author Lisa Maxwell's The Last Magician series. Key characters in this book are: Esta Filosik, who has the ability to manipulate & travel through time; Harte Darrigan, who is struggling mightily with the Ars Arcana Book being part of his very being and its draw towards Esta. Plus, since the author loves multiple narrations, Jericho Northwood, Maggie, Viola Vaccerelli, N
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Taylor
May 15, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
how do I put all my thoughts into words. my head is a mess right now. I feel like I have two brain cells left.

the last magician was one of my favourite reads at the beginning of the year. then I read the devils thief and I was disappointed but had hopes for this book. now that I've finished this latest instalment I don't know if I'm going to finish this series.

my biggest problem was with how convoluted it was. I get it, the author remembers everything that happened in the second book- but I don
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Rue
3.5 stars
Heather
Disclaimer: this is a 4.5 star read. But it's a really, really solid 4.5 stars and this godforsaken hellsite is making me round up. Anyways, feel free to bury me with this series.

It's only been a year since I got into this series, but The Last Magician is without a doubt the most underrated series I've ever read. It's the perfect blend of fantasy and historical fiction, magic and wonder, and hits literally every single mark of what I look for in a series. After discovering that this third book w
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Cayla (King Cayla Books)
9/29/2019

I just noticed the cover is out and it’s gorgeous!!! I can’t wait to read!
Anna♥Reading
Wow. This cover is everything!! Never heard of this series before, but damn... I want to read it now🤩
Raji
May 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Find this review and more on my blog at Worlds Unlike Our Own .

Esta and Harte continue their quest to find the remaining stones that are scattered across the country, but the Order is not far behind and their influence presents an obstacle wherever – and whenever – they travel. More dangerous however, is the powerful goddess, Seshat, who now resides inside Harte and wants nothing more than to break free and destroy Thoth and all magic. Back in 1902 New York, Viola, Jianyu and Cela come up wit
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Lisa Maxwell is the New York Times Best-Selling author of THE LAST MAGICIAN. Also of UNHOOKED, SWEET UNREST, and GATHERING DEEP. When she's not writing books, she teaches English at a local college. She lives near DC with her very patient husband and two not-so patient boys. ...more

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