The Golden Tower (Magisterium, #5) by Holly Black

The Golden Tower (Magisterium, #5)

The final, thrilling installment in this extraordinary series from bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt.Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years...

Details The Golden Tower (Magisterium, #5)

TitleThe Golden Tower (Magisterium, #5)
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherScholastic Inc.
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Magic

Reviews The Golden Tower (Magisterium, #5)

  • chloe ✨
    This was a pretty satisfying conclusion but also a little underwhelming. I enjoyed reading it, but it definitely wasn't my favourite in the series. Sad to say goodbye to these characters though!
  • Cynthia
    I'm giving this a full 5-star review before it even came out. . . . Cassie, Holly, it better be the best book I will ever touch, understood?
  • Vanessa
    Yeah, no.This series started out pretty mediocre, but I saw potential, so I continued to read it. At first I thought it would pay off, because I genuinely enjoyed the second and third book... but then The Silver Mask happened, which felt like the authors just wanted to be done with it and wrap the story up. There was still a little bit of potential left for this one, so I was crossing my fingers while simultaneously lowering my expectations. And ...
  • Meaghan
    Stars (Out of 10): 3/10 StarsI had such high hopes for this book after the redeeming of the series (for me) in book 4. Just in general, there was so much potential for this series, and I had such expectations both from books 1 and 2 and from Clare’s and Black’s prior works.Now, I get this is a middle grade series. It won’t be as deep as Black’s The Cruel Prince/Tithe/etc. or Clare’s The Infernal Devices/The Dark Artifices/etc. I also ge...
  • Jamie
    I have finally reached the end. Overall satisfied but I still wanted a few things different regarding a couple characters. But most things had a nice ending. Although some things I also felt were a bit rushed in the explanations. I feel like Call has really started to grow into a young adult. Jasper though has grown the most. In comparison Alex continues to act more immature in each scene he is in. Ridiculously so. I don't get how it wasn't picke...
  • ambsreads
    reading this series it’s important to remember the target audience isn’t my demographic. basically i think would my cousins read this series? the answer is yes full review to come
  • Lerizza Mae
    Finally done with this series!Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed. The whole series seems so rushed. There could have been a lot more world-building for a five-book series. The main characters are somewhat good, a bit shabby, not too great. They are a bit mediocre for me. And the main villain was too petty! A villain who demands all that he wants, may it be a girl, a tower with a TV room and a villain who just wants to sit on his throne just to spit...
  • Elif
    Oh.My.Oh.My.Goodness.Holly and Cassandra, you are extremely talented.You two are now my favorite authors and you are the authors of my favorite series and favorite book. Yes, it did go really fast, but that really fit in with the plot because the plot speeds as fast as a bullet. You two did amazingly in making sure the writing doesn't slow this plot down. I'm speechless.
  • Alison♊⚜️✨
    4 starsHuh, well, I actually saw a couple of people who said that this book was the weakest in the whole series, but I think that while it wasn’t the best out of all of them (the 4th book is still my favorite), it wasn’t the weakest either. The pace of the plot was a mix between book 1-3 & 4 as, though there were less “boring” parts than in the first 3 books, there still more than in the 4th book… However, in terms of plot twists, the...
  • Sally ☾
    “Perhaps I am unknowable. But I will burn for your sake all the same.” That ending was so completely Holly and Cassie that I actually hate it.These authors will be the death of me.This series is definitely not targeted toward me anymore, but hey, I enjoyed the ride anyway.It helps that these books were very quick reads. I definitely think they could have been shorter, but I guess I understand what they were going for with the titles and all...
  • Stephanie
    This was a big ball of incredibly anticlimactic scenes
  • Julie
    *More of a 3.5*Well... That's it. That's the end of the Magisterium series. I'm both sad and happy. This book was kind of a mess tbh. There were parts I liked and I did kind of like the ending for the most part, but a lot of it didn't seem right. I don't really like the direction they went with a lot of the characters. Alex was almost an obnoxious caricature of himself and a lot of the dialog was kind of cringey. The whole thing with Maugris was ...
  • Aria Mia
    A robust and fun ending to a series I’ve followed since the very beginning. A worthy farewell for these characters and this world. Twists and turns are abundant!
  • Melany
    Where do I even start with this book? The first issue is that it was paced at the speed of light. Omg, it was so rushed so that nothing seemed to feel important. The second thing is the addition of another character that felt forced and unnecessary. It bad enough that Jasper, even after 5 books, felt like he didn't belong and unnecessarily forced into every scene that he is, so the fact that the new unnecessary character was his love interest mad...
  • ↠ dan ↞
    AAAA THIS WAS TOO SHORT. I absolutely loved the ending, everything turned out beautiful. My favorite thing about the book though, was the dialogue between Call and Aaron in Call's mind, it was a cool concept, kinda like in The Host.So yeah... Magisterium is over. I'm gonna miss Call, Aaron and Tamara - and Jasper and Havoc - so much (so, so much I'll probably end up re-reading The Iron Trial)
  • Samythenerdybeasty
    Such an amazing conclusion to an epic series! This trio will stay in my heart the same way the HP trio has. All of the characters are so well done. I loved them all, even the villains. The magic was unique and added so much adventure to the story. I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to throw this book at one point....totally an epic read!
  • Cole
    i want to die
  • Ronin
    I literally finished the 4th book 5 minutes ago and it was so good. I expect better from the 5th even though it would be hard to top. #best series ever
  • Danny
    So, I never LOVED this series but I liked it for what it was: a short, middle grade series written by two good authors. I found the characters relatable and the storyline engaging, even though nothing was explored very deeply. Again this was understandable for the type of series it is. I WAS pretty disappointed with this final (?) installment, though. I felt like the ending was a total copout. We find out Constantine Madden, the big bad, actually...
  • Kelsey
    I think this might actually be my favorite book from the series. This story is still very much Harry Potter-ish, but it's good and it's nice to read a familiar story.I don't feel like the story is over yet.....maybe we will get another book??
  • Jessie_Book
    Was that really the ending?!?!It was almost perfect and then that last paragraph. Literally the last paragraph! Are there going to be more books? Thats the only reason I can think of for this ending. But I don't think there should be, beside the last paragraph it was practically perfect.Someone explain it to me! How can it end like that!?!?!
  • Ms. Yingling
    Copy provided by the publisher.Call and his friends have narrowly escaped the evil Alex, who was sucked into Chaos, and after an unsuccessful attempt to bring his friend Aaron back from the dead, Aaron's spirit is living in Call's body and talking to him. This is problematic as the new school year starts and Call starts to have romantic feelings for Tamara, who seems to share them! Call is being given a hard time at school by people who think he ...
  • Nina van der Kooij
    I'm having a bit of mixed feelings about this. It was nice, and I liked the ending, but it was by no means an epic conclusion. I enjoyed watching the characters develop. The plot was alright, but it was nothing great. I'm not sure how I feel about the villain. There were times I was laughing, but when it really came to it, it was difficult to take him seriously. Maybe it's because it's a MG book, but the villain kind of disappointed me. There was...
  • Nightheart
    SPOILERSSPOILERSSPOILERSSPOILERSSPOILERSUPDATE AGAIN—God this is one of the most disordered pre-book things I've ever had, but I have a lot of thoughts and don't want to spoil someone like they spoiled me, soI have some theories.• Either Aaron won't be back at all or he won't be back as himself (yes, again)• If by some miracle he IS back as himself, he'll die AGAIN at the end of the book.• Call and Tamara will get back together in the mos...