The Silver Mask

The Silver Mask

Book - 2017
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From the bestselling powerhouses of Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes another gripping journey about magic, danger, and friendship.A generation ago, 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.Now Call is one of the most feared and reviled students in the history of the Magisterium, thought to be responsible for a devastating death and an ever-present threat of war. As a result, Call has been imprisoned and interrogated. Everyone wants to know what Constantine was up to-and how he lives on.But Call has no idea.It is only when he's broken out of prison that the full potential of Constantine's plan is suddenly in his hands . . . and he must decide what to do with his power. In this spellbinding fourth book of Magisterium, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take us beyond the realm of the living and into the dangers of the dead.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780545522366
0545522366
9780545522380
Branch Call Number: J FIC Black
Characteristics: 232 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Clare, Cassandra
Fischer, Scott M.

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RebelBelle13
Mar 25, 2020

This is the first book of the Magisterium series that doesn't take place in the actual Magisterium. It starts with Call in the Panapticon (wizard prison that totally isn't Azkaban) and he breaks out with the help of Tamara and Jasper, and they're all captured by Master Joseph and Alex and spend the bulk of the book in some weird cabin in the woods with them. Call does somewhat succeed in raising Aaron from the dead (takes place about halfway through the book) and what follows are good questions and discussions revolving around the morality of such a thing. This novel is quite introspective on the part of Call, with him trying to discover who he really is, what he believes, if he is truly his own person, and whether he's making his own choices or if that was taken from him long ago. I can certainly understand how some folks don't like this entry in the series, but I rather enjoyed it for the most part. I could have done without Call's sudden attraction to Tamara (that wasn't hinted at or built up to at all in the previous books), but that's one of the only things that really bugged me here, besides the obvious parallels to HP, of course.
I think I enjoyed this book more than the others simply because it was different. There was actual character development here, and we got to see more of Alex, Master Joseph, and Anastasia. I'm actually anxious to see how this series winds up, and I think that might change how I feel about all of the books. Crossing fingers.

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Kevin598
Jul 11, 2019

This is probably my favourite series because it is hilarious. like when Callum found out that he was Constantine was hilarious, also the part where Aaron and Tamara found out that cal was Constantine

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terryginz
Jan 05, 2019

After reading The Bronze Key, I was really excited about reading this and then I read some reviews which I shouldn't have because I kept on putting it off and then one day I thought, let's get it over and done with and that's pretty much what I did with this (not because it was a particularly great read but I just wanted to get to the end and done with this chaos).

It started out very exciting but then somethings happened and somethings didn't happen and I kept on waiting for some more things to happen. It is a short read which is good because if it would have been a long one, I might have lost interest altogether.

I will still end up reading the last book because I do want to know what happens at the end but the story has gone from interesting to chaotic.

2.5 stars

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conceptar
Oct 18, 2018

I disagree with Endipali it was great

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Alpha_0001
Jul 25, 2018

In agreement to the comment bellow, The Silver Mask was an interesting book that questioned Call's trust in the assembly and his friends. A great plot twist that twisted itself even more when Call brought Aaron to life, not as a Chaos-ridden, but as a human that could think for itself. That is, until Call finds out that Aaron might not be himself, but something worse.

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_DragonWolf41199_
May 17, 2018

Hi i disagree with the last comment. This book is one of few books i actually read and love, so I say it's AMAZING. :D
Also plz read Wings Of Fire and Warriors; Seekers; Survivors by Erin Hunter. Those r nice.
<3
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo
Arron was so dramatic why couldnt they all live and actually a chaos devored. Creepy over 9000
When is next book
If u agree plz follow me :p

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enidpali
Oct 03, 2017

This is an awful book. Worst in the series. Undeveloped romance, plot holes and generally a mess. I regret buying it.

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DerekLin2003
Jul 16, 2017

RIP AARON

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Aug 20, 2018

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mothmansdad
Oct 25, 2017

Other: vaguely gay

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