"Delightful fantasy in the vein of Harry Potter"
After being taken by the dire women into their dimension,
he was tortured and changed into a beast. Gray Becq is no
longer enamored with the Lesley Simonton School for the
Magically Gifted though he returns there following his
summer vacation. He quickly gets into a fight with two of
the people who summoned the creatures from the Dire Realms.
Not long after somebody steals artifacts from the students
and a demon enters this world. The Headmistress believes
that Gray's return from the Dire Realm allowed the demon
to enter this dimension. The concern is that they have no
spell to send the demon home to the Dire Realm. The
students are guarded with seemingly unbreakable spells,
but someone manages to do the impossible. Everyone
concludes that a killer is bringing in demons from the
Dire Realm and using them to break the safety spells. Gray
discovers that he has the power to travel through
different timelines and dimensions. His former enemies
join forces with him to battle their common foes and send
the demons back to the hell where they belong.
This is the final book of a delightful trilogy that ties
up the loose ends from A SCHOOL FOR SORCERY and A PERILOUS
POWER, which obviously means reading the previous novels
first. The climax is awesome as the students put aside
their jealousies to forge a team knowing this is the only
chance, remote as that is, to defeat the overwhelming
adversaries. Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy this fine
series especially this terrific conclusion.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted January 6, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007