Every spring, the aristocratic magical families of Victorian England gather secretly at Merlin Hall to hobnob and to hold the annual Fey Parliament. While the adults of Magic-kind - from wizards to wood elves, fauns to fairies, giants to djinnis, and their human counterparts - debate matters of importance, the gifted youths must undergo the dreaded Assessments, testing their supernatural abilities.
For rascally Jake Everton, the boy Earl of Griffon, the pressure's on! Hungry to qualify for the elite Lightrider program that guarantees a life of adventure, Jake must prove himself to the Elders as a worthy future hero-in-training. But when a mysterious junior witch arrives at Merlin Hall with secrets in her eyes and danger at her heels, Jake and his friends must unite to defeat the dark forces that have invaded the Gathering and have sworn the frightfully-talented girl's destruction.
Join Jake and Dani, Archie and Isabelle on an epic journey into a world of enchantment, making marvelous new friends... and terrible new enemies.
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Jake trying to be a hero.
- Heather S
Another excellent installment
Great fantasy adventure
Jake has been my favourite character from the word go. He has his flaws, but he's a good person.
Watching Jake do his magical assessment
Jake's parting from his mentor
I waited a long time for this book and it was well worth it. As always, both the authors and the narrator did a great job. Some new characters were introduced into this book who I found very interesting. This is a great series for children and adults alike.