I haven’t read a book series I’ve been so enamored with after just one book since I fell in love with The Philosopher’s Stone after discovering Harry Potter early on in its series publication.
Galadriel is very different from Harry but she is that type of character who will distinguish herself from all others – unique, strong, smart, clever, powerful and witty – She will define herself and her destiny rather than be ruled by it.
The Scholomance is not another Hogwarts as El is not another Harry – rather – it is something wholly different and unique unto itself – a world that will take you in, hold you captive and make you eager for the very next taste of it – a phenomenon waiting to happen – a magic school like no other with its own set of rules – where secrets lie waiting beneath every layer – the monsters win par the norm, unsung heroes remain hidden, no good deed goes unpunished and alliances are formed amongst the unlikeliest of allies.
What happens next is anyone’s guess, but it’s safe to say Naomi Novik has me spellbound.
The story will continue in July 2021 in it’s next installment – The Last Graduate (The Scholomance #2) – and I for one can’t wait!