Series: The Scholomance Book 3
Length: 400 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours
First Published: 2022
In the conclusion of Novik’s spellbinding dark academia trilogy, El must deal with the aftermath of her grand graduation breakout. Though she escaped the Scholomance, she grieves Orion who was left behind. However, a brewing enclave war threatens the lives of everyone they saved and El must return to the Scholomance when she begins to uncover the true nature of the enclaves. Although Novik ties up the series well, the slower pace and elaborate world-building weren’t my favorite.
Saving the world is a test no school of magic can prepare you for in the triumphant conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Deadly Education and The Last Graduate.
The one thing you never talk about while you’re in the Scholomance is what you’ll do when you get out. Not even the richest enclaver would tempt fate that way. But it’s all we dream about, the hideously slim chance we’ll survive to make it out the gates and improbably find ourselves with a life ahead of us, a life outside the Scholomance halls.
And now the impossible dream has come true. I’m out, we’re all out–and I didn’t even have to turn into a monstrous dark witch to make it happen. So much for my great-grandmother’s prophecy of doom and destruction. I didn’t kill enclavers, I saved them. Me, and Orion, and our allies. Our graduation plan worked to perfection: we saved everyone and made the world safe for all wizards and brought peace and harmony to all the enclaves of the world.
Ha, only joking! Actually it’s gone all wrong. Someone else has picked up the project of destroying enclaves in my stead, and probably everyone we saved is about to get killed in the brewing enclave war on the horizon. And the first thing I’ve got to do now, having miraculously got out of the Scholomance, is turn straight around and find a way back in.
About Naomi Novik
Naomi Novik is an American author whose works include His Majesty’s Dragon, Uprooted, Spinning Silver, and The Scholomance Series: A Deadly Education, The Last Graduate, and The Golden Enclaves. She currently lives in New York City. Visit the author’s website →