Destiny

Destiny

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by Gillian Shields
     
 

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Everything is connected. We weave in and out of one another's lives, like circles within circles, and everything is for a purpose.

Helen has always been the "crazy" one among the girls of Wyldcliffe, scarred by her bleak past and her troubled relationship with her mother, the former headmistress and leader of the Wyldcliffe coven, Mrs. Hartle.

But Miss

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Everything is connected. We weave in and out of one another's lives, like circles within circles, and everything is for a purpose.

Helen has always been the "crazy" one among the girls of Wyldcliffe, scarred by her bleak past and her troubled relationship with her mother, the former headmistress and leader of the Wyldcliffe coven, Mrs. Hartle.

But Miss Scratton promised Helen that a love "beyond the confines of this world" is waiting for her. Could this be Lynton, the mysterious music student who visits Wyldcliffe for his lessons? And what about the brooch her mother gave her—what can the Seal reveal about Helen's past and future?

Now that Miss Scratton is gone, life at Wyldcliffe takes an even darker turn. An unexpected threat arrives in the form of a new high master, whom Helen remembers from her unhappy childhood. Can Helen, Evie, and Sarah finally overcome Wyldcliffe's darkness? Will Lady Agnes come to their aid? And what sacrifices must they make to fulfill their destiny?

Destiny is the stunning conclusion to this gripping series about sisterhood, the circles of time, and love.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Jennifer Rosenstein
Destiny is the final book in the Immortal series and begins where the previous volume left off. Helen, Evelyn and Sarah are students at Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, a prestigious boarding school on the English moors with a reputation for being stuck in the Victorian era. The truth, however, is much darker. There is a hidden coven of dark witches at Wyldcliffe, led by the former headmistress and Helen's mother, Celia Hartle. As this book opens, Celia is imprisoned in a rock, put there by Helen and her friends all of whom possess mystic powers. Helen wants to believe her mother has repented and is capable of love, but she does not know if she can trust the priestess. Helen, Evelyn, and Sarah are drawn into an epic battle of good and evil for their own souls and the souls of those they love. There is constant mention throughout the book of events from the earlier volumes, which can be confusing for readers new to the series. Shields's writing is pedestrian and laden with trite analogies that add no emotional impact. While each chapter is told from the perspective of a different girl, there is no real individuality to their voices or complexity to the characters. Events are telegraphed far in advance, though there are some tense set pieces. Fans of the series will be happy to have resolution, but this volume will not interest readers who are not familiar with the earlier books. Reviewer: Jennifer Rosenstein

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062114341
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Immortal , #4
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
244,726
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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