The Sweet Far Thing
IT HAS BEEN A YEAR OF CHANGE since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father alaudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild.... show more
IT HAS BEEN A YEAR OF CHANGE since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father alaudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds.The Order - the mysterious group her mother was once part of - is grappling for control of the realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence's burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: January 8th 2008
Publisher: Listening Library
Edition language: English
Series: Gemma Doyle (#3)
Hmmm… I came across an article that mentioned the magic in this series was actually a metaphor for girls coming into their own powers. Whether the author intended it to be taken that way or not, I found the book less random when I read with that in mind. Although, whenever the thought slipped my min...
Well, I finished this series. This book seemed long and an arduous at times, especial in around the middle. I had to remind myself of the age of the characters multiple times through the book because their priorities were so self focused even after everything that happened in the last book. I did li...
It seems that this trilogy just got better and better with each book. I was thoroughly impressed with this trilogy, but particularly this book. The story got more intense. I couldn’t get enough of this book. I’m very sad it’s over. Gemma’s debut is nearing, but her biggest responsibility is the po...
Format: Audio (downloaded from Library)Narrated By: Josephine BaileyOriginal Publication Year: 2007Genre(s): YA Fantasy, HistoricalSeries: Gemma Doyle, # 3Awards: NoneI found book three of the Gemma Doyle series long, rambling and frequently annoying but in the end, I am glad, barely, that I saw the...
A decent, satisfying, if overly long-winded conclusion to a well-crafted series. I can't say I enjoyed all 819 pages of this -- 200 pages could stand to be excised for a more streamlined novel - but it was worth reading.