The Bronze Key

The Bronze Key

Book - 2016
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Things have been better for Callum Hunt since the evil Constantine Madden was "officially" destroyed, even his relations with his father have improved, so he is happy to get back to the Magisterium for his Bronze Year to continue his magical studies--but when one of the students is murdered, Call and his friends, Tamara and Aaron, must track down the killer, without revealing the fact that Call is Madden reborn.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545522311
Characteristics: 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Oct 29, 2017

Not that bad of a book. Think that everyone could read this no matter what they do. Should read Cassandra Clare's series, "The Mortal Instruments." Seems to me that people dont really take in the amount of different things int this series.

Oct 26, 2017

I will be going on a slow trip to crazy town over the next five months waiting for the next book.... I mean, how am I supposed to wait five MONTHS after this?!?! *sobbing*

JCLChrisK Oct 14, 2017

This series continues to intrigue. No matter how hard he tries to just be Callum, innocent young mage, outside forces keep trying to expose the fact that he is the reincarnation of an evil overlord--and make him live up to the title. Things get much darker by the end of the book, leaving readers in doubt about what's to come next.

Jan 30, 2017

These books are trying too hard to be the next Harry Potter. If you read even the first book you've pretty much spoiled the entire Harry Potter series for yourself if you haven't finished reading it yet (though I don't think this is possible since the internet has probably already spoiled it for you). I'm not saying they're bad...I'm totally saying they're bad. They're really short though, so it's not like you're wasting time reading them. That's probably why they're bad; if the books were allowed to be longer than clues and characters could be developed more. They literally used the same twist ending in this book as they did in the first one, I'd call that underdevelopment.
And I kept forgetting the main character's name. I thought his name was Cal for the entire book, which is at least closer than Camron, which is what I called him during "The Copper Gauntlet". Tally Youngblood's name worked because, even though it was a word, it wasn't a word used often in conversation. Call is a word that's used all the time. Every time I read Call's name I thought that one character was calling another.

Dec 23, 2016

This book was absolutely mind-blowing. I just couldn't seem to put it down. I am going to die if I don't get book 4 soon.

Nov 15, 2016

The Bronze Key does have a good helping of mystery and adventure which will continue to hold many readers who are less interested in playing with convention.However, even those who enjoy the fast-paced plot may find the one-two punch of the cliff-hanger ending overwrought.
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Nov 11, 2016

Loved the twist ending, it was a great addition to the rest of the series, Now the the long wait for book 4.

me_tis_awesome Oct 31, 2016

This... was terrible. The asumption that Alma made wasn't based on solid proof. Any Makar could make a chaos ridden.

Oct 21, 2016

I loved this addition to the series! My only regret is that I now have to wait until the next book comes out.

Oct 18, 2016

This is book 3 in the series by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. This is a great series that I recommend reading. I couldn't put it down. Lot's of surprises. Now the wait for book 4.


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Nov 15, 2016

Call, Aaron, and Tamara are heroes in the world of mages, having presented the head of Constantine Madden, the Enemy of Death, to the Collegium. But it seems that not everyone appreciates their efforts, because on the night of the ceremony acknowledging their service, someone tries to kill Call. Call thought his secret was safe, but why else would someone be trying to kill him? Worse, being caught in the middle costs a fellow student her life. Not even the Magisterium can protect them, but the teachers have forbidden Call and his friends from trying to catch the killer. But since the Masters don’t know that Call is the reincarnation of Constantine Madden—and he isn’t about to tell them—he is sure that they will never catch the killer without his help.


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Nov 15, 2016

He felt as though no matter what he did, he veered closer and closer to Constantine’s life and Constantine’s decisions. It was like being on a collision course with himself.


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