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The Labyrinth

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

53 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

One of the better stories for free Nookbooks

When I first saw the title "The Labyrinth" my psycho inner fangirl screamed. Mostly because I thought it was the book version of the David Bowie 80s children's movie. (Anyone else have the same reaction?)
Alas, it was not literary form of my obsession, but I downloade...
When I first saw the title "The Labyrinth" my psycho inner fangirl screamed. Mostly because I thought it was the book version of the David Bowie 80s children's movie. (Anyone else have the same reaction?)
Alas, it was not literary form of my obsession, but I downloaded it anyway.

Kenneth McDonald's "Labyrinth" was pretty good. The beginning and middle of the tale is full of imagery and the descriptions of magic and magical schools are original enough to enjoy. The characters have their own different personalities, so there is variety and the reader can relate. The pacing of the story is not bad, and I was drawn in by the thrilling events of the Labyrinth. I really enjoyed reading it. It was a fast, quick read, but one I definitely couldn't put down.

I have to agree with other reviewers that the ending seemed a bit premature. I know that this is supposed to be a novella, but even a novella must have a developed ending. It was a bit cliche and a little too quick for my tastes, and a poor ending to what could have been a wonderful book.

Still, this is DEFINITELY one of the better stories for a free B&N nookbook. Most freebies on here are sad little snippets or smut, so if you're looking for something with a beginning, middle, and end that's not about sexual exploits, this is for you. I recommend it to most viewers, except kids (as there are plenty of graphic and frightening images in the Labyrinth). Teens and adults will enjoy.

Give it a try! I'm sure you'll like it.

posted by Wuzupshamu on February 5, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

It's OK. Try Something New.

In my opinion this novella was an okay read. I would not recommend it, but since it is free why not try something new? It sort of reminded me of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. It was a bit mundane until the exiled blood mage disrupts the annual competition at th...
In my opinion this novella was an okay read. I would not recommend it, but since it is free why not try something new? It sort of reminded me of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. It was a bit mundane until the exiled blood mage disrupts the annual competition at the University in Sacreth, and the story takes on a whole new and powerful interest. I liked the danger and extreme lose that Keric and the other competitors face in the labyrinth. It was rightly paced and a fun read. To the potential readers, existing fans of Kenneth McDonald and to some of the reviewers I would like to say that this is a prequel to a full length novel 'Of Spells and Demons', so please keep that in mind when frustrated by the incredible short length and sudden ending. You will learn more about Keric and the University in 'Of Spells and Demons'. Overall, this is one of the better free NOOKbooks offered by Barnes & Noble.

posted by brjunkie on April 5, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Pages

    There are 131 pages.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    READ REVIEW

    A great story for anyone who likes fantasy books such as Percy jackson and the olympians series,Harry potter,Witch and Wizard

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Unexpectedly good!

    I also wanted to read this book because I imagined this as the book version of the 80's movie, The Labryinth. After reading some reviews I didn't expect it to be very good, just okay. It was free and it was only 134 pages, so why not? It was actually surprisingly good! It started a bit slow in the beginning but once the main character got into the labryinth the story started to evolve and I ALMOST got hooked! I would recommend this to my friends, and this is even easier because it is a LendMe!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    An awesome book

    An amazing magical story- especcially good 4 someine who does like percy jacksn d theolympians the lightening theif. Sorry for all speeling mistakes typing kn a nook touch so its annoying......

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    A magical story.

    4 young wizards, learning their craft, are pitted against each other. They must band together to escape the tainted labyrinth. Held interest from start to finish. Well written.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Great

    Best book for any age

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Wonderful!

    At first it was alittle confusing but once you into it,it was easier to understand. If your asking should I read this book then my anwser is yes. It's very detailed and a great adventure!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Superbly engaging!

    An incredible tale from start to finish.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    NICE

    Good book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    IS IT GOOD?

    idk if i should get it...should i?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    GREAT BOOK!!!!!!

    a fantastic thrilling and interesting book two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Wow

    Amazig

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    300

    Ive made it to page three hundred but still cant find a good book on the free list

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    :)

    Gave it 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    So good

    I have seen the movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is the best check it out it is awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Well done

    Very well done. Very believable characters and a great story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Very well done

    This was an enjoyable short story about mages and magic. The world building was great as were the characters. The pace was fast and I was invested in the story from the beginning. I see that there us a sequel to this and I plan on reading this as well. If you like fantasy then read this and enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Great book

    Best yet in series. Epical

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