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Eternal

Eternal

Written by Gillian Shields

Narrated by Emily Durante


Eternal

Written by Gillian Shields

Narrated by Emily Durante

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3.5/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
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Released:
Aug 2, 2011
ISBN:
9780062067838
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Description

I am not like Evie. I don't belong in some great romance. I'm just the best friend in the background. Always there, always reliable, down-to-earth. Good old Sarah. That's how it's always been. Until now.

At Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, Sarah is the faithful friend to Evie and Helen, her sisters in the Mystic Way. But this term Sarah finds that their friendship is tested. Evie is turning her back on the Mystic Way after laying her beloved Sebastian's soul to rest; Helen is distracted by her tormented relationship with her mother. Sarah struggles to keep the sisterhood together as the threat of attack looms from the dark coven and the Unconquered lords.

All that keeps Sarah going is her connection with her earth powers and a promise she cannot break. When she must step out of the shadows and fight the eternal darkness, will her sisters join her, or will help come from unexpected sources, like her Romany ancestors and a love she'd only just dared hope for?

In this companion to the dazzling Immortal and heart-stopping Betrayal, the suspense and magic are as strong as stone and as deep as the earth.

A HarperAudio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Aug 2, 2011
ISBN:
9780062067838
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

Gillian Shields is the author of Immortal, Betrayal, and Eternal, the first books about the sisterhood of the Mystic Way, as well as many other books for young readers. She spent her childhood roaming over the Yorkshire moors and dreaming of the Brontë sisters. After studying in Cambridge, London, and Paris, she became a teacher. She has taught in a girls' boarding school and also in a drama school where it was rumored that the ghost of a young girl could be heard crying in the night. Gillian was inspired to write this series in celebration of the power of first love, the strength of female friendship, and the haunting mystery of the past.

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  • (4/5)
    I was a little hesitant because I hadn't read the first two books in this series and because you just never know how much cheese you're going to get with your YA books. The writing was easy to follow and it was easy for me to fall into the story. First, I thought that the author did a good job of bringing me up to speed with this book so that I didn't feel too lost or confused having not read the first two. The descriptive detail was nicely done, it was easy for me to picture the school, the stables, the pictures, and even the horses (it is evident to me that the author both loves horses and has good knowledge of them). I was a bit confused though by the fact that this was supposed to be an upstanding finishing school for proper young ladies and the three main characters seemed appalled by straying from the rules but then were all into their coven and witch craft like it wasn't a bit odd at all. Maybe that was because I missed the first two books, I don't know. There was of course the teenage romantic angst and the fear that their friendship wasn't going to make it through another school year and that was an interesting story to walk through while they were trying to fight the super natural evil that is threatening Sarah and those around her.
  • (3/5)
    Had a few weak points, especially toward the end, but it continues the tone set by the preceding books. I found it refreshing to hear the story from a new character's perspective although she didn't feel particularly distinctive.
  • (4/5)
    Gillian Shields continues to impress me with the Immortal series. While it doesn’t have the world’s best plot, there is something addictive about it that instantly pulls you into the story. Eternal is told from Sarah’s perspective, which surprised me, but actually makes sense. The first two novels are told from Evie’s perspective because she represents both water and fire, Eternal is told from Evie’s perspective because she represents Earth.While I liked reading from Sarah’s perspective, there were times when she irritated me. She was clearly a little bitter about her selfless image, but geez—chill out please. I am not a huge fan of angst. I was surprised to learn how proud she could be because I didn’t get that vibe from her at all in the previous novel.The plot is more or less the same as it is in the previous novels, but it doesn’t feel overdone. There are always new mysteries to solve, which keeps things interesting. There is a bit of romance as well, but it plays a smaller role than it did the previous novels.There is an addictive quality to Eternal that will keep you turning pages all night long. Even though the plot isn’t fantastic, Shields writing transports you to another world and creates an intensity with her stories that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Fans of gothic literature do not want to miss this one.