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?
  • Josu Grilli
    Un final a la altura.Desde el primer libro vi a esta saga con potencial. Los primeros dos libros quizá pecaron de introductorios, de inocentes. Con el tercero se vio un cambio a cosas más oscuras, y el cuarto y quinto creo que han conseguido trabajar muy bien los personajes y la trama más política.En La torre de oro nos enfrentamos al final de la saga Magisterium. Después de casi 5 años siguiendo esta saga he decir que no estoy nada decepci...
  • 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...
  • Sage Elizabeth
    1.) The Iron Trial ★★★★★2.) The Copper Gauntlet ★★★★3.) The Bronze Key ★★★★★4.) The Silver Mask ★★★★★This should probably be a 4 star book but 6th-grade-Sage is making me give it that extra star.
  • 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 (books&teacups)
    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.
  • tamsbookishsideoflife
    Hallo Leute,es ist vorbei, es ist geschafft. Die Geschichte rund um Callum Hunt und seinen Freunden hat ein Ende gefunden.Das Buch bekommt von mir 4,5 von 5 Sternen. Um ganze 5 Sterne zu bekommen oder sogar um ein Jahreshighlight zu werden, haben mir dann doch nochmal so 50 bis 80 Seiten gefehlt 😊Alles insgesamt eine tolle Reihe mit einer spannenden Idee und vielen guten Überraschungen. Ich habe meine Zeit gern mit den Protagonisten verbracht...
  • 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...
  • Rosa Dracos99
    Digno final de la serie sobre los alumnos de una escuela de magia.Se la ha comparado con la serie de Harry Potter, aunque creo que se han de ver desde otro punto de vista. En mi opinión, la de Harry es mucho mejor, porque profundiza mucho más en todos los personajes; mientras que Magisterium me ha recordado más la típica serie de internados de mi infancia, pero con la magia entre medio; donde los protagonistas son siempre los mismos, con much...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Cole
    i want to die
  • Jannika
    4,5/5 🌟Das war ein wirklich gelungener letzter Band! Es ist unglaublich viel passiert und ans Licht gekommen, sodass es an keiner Stelle langweilig war.Wie bei den Bänden zuvor, ging es mir fast schon wieder zu schnell. Für 5 Sterne hätte ich mir etwas mehr Tiefe gewünscht. Vor allem was das Chracter-Building und die Beziehungen untereinander betrifft. Ich hätte über die ein oder andere Nebenfigur echt gerne mehr erfahren. Alles in allem...
  • ↠ 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!
  • 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...
  • ✨Gayatri ✨
    Oh my gosh. Its done and now im rly sad. It was AMAZING!!!