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The Silver Chains - A Mastermind Academy Novel (Mastermind Academy Series Book 3) by [Clarkson, L J]
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Length: 238 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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This was intense! And mysterious! And thrilling! 5 Bookworms, This Kid Reviews Books

Well written, The Silver Chains is filled with fun, adventure and humour. 5 star award, Reader's Favorite

Wonderful characters and plenty of laughs! I recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure. 5/5 stars, Amazon Reviewer

I loved it! There was plenty of action and excitement. The technology is pretty awesome. 4/5 stars, Amazon Reviewer

This is a prime example of a book filled with lessons I want my students to be reading about. 5/5 stars, Middle School English Teacher

Isabelle’s first year at Mastermind Academy starts with a bang, broken bones and her magic going wild. What a way to make new friends! To top it off, her enemies threaten to kill her family if she doesn’t help free them from prison. Left with only one option to save her folks, Isabelle sets out to reign in her magic, secure a place in the advanced class and learn to fly a Mesura. But trouble is brewing and things are taking a very different turn.

Boldrick Cavendar hides a murky past. His actions are why Agartha is under threat from Terran invasion, why they stole and duplicate Agarthan technology for military purposes. A chance at redemption surfaces to stop these scoundrels declaring war on his home. But for some reason he cannot put his claws on, someone keeps stopping him at every turn, and that someone might be Lady Isabelle.

The Silver Chains is the third book in the Mastermind Academy Series. Pick up this book if you love young adult fantasy, with a kick-butt heroine, loads of action, adventure and laughs, and a stuffy, old by-the-book cat. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, The Candy Shop Wars or The Land of Stories.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 519 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Indicated Publications and Promotions; 1 edition (8 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01BLL95AM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #467,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fun book for all ages 28 October 2016
By Dion Perry - Published on
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The silver chains, is the sequel to, The silver strand. The story continues with Isabelle being transported to Agartha, by Puss and Madam, so she can attend Mastermind Academy. Before they even arrive, they are in trouble. They stumble upon an illegal operation to commence mining in Antarctica and the villains are also stealing Mesuras (flying ships). Despite this, Isabelle just wants to settle into school, but there is no chance of that. She is having difficulty controlling her magic with disastrous consequences. Her old foes, Lemuria and Gyan also threaten to harm her parents if she does not lie for them at their court appearance.

This story is obviously written for much younger people than myself, but I found it a riot from beginning to end. It was fast paced and suspenseful. The plot has a number of magical creatures which are just a twist from what we’ve come to suspect. The magic is also believable and not over done. This along with great settings, give this book fantastic transport into Clarkson’s world. My only criticism is the ending did not deal out punishment for the villains. Instead our three heroes were blamed and punished, which I thought was realistic, but a bit of a downer for a finish.

I’d recommend the book not just for the younger audience it is intended, but like Harry Potter, I think people of all ages would enjoy this one.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read!! 21 March 2016
By Tania - Published on
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What a fantastic and fun book. I’m super impressed with LJ Clarkson’s creativity in The Silver Chains. It packed a punch with suspense and action. I had fallen in love with the characters back in The Silver Strand (Book 1), so to follow them on their adventures had me reading the book so fast, that I immediately searched for book 3. Oh, Boldrick, this mischievous cat had me in stitches.
Isabelle has got herself into a right pickle and while she thinks that keeping problems to herself will help her, well, let’s just say she’ll be learning some lessons. And she’s not the only one with secrets—Boldrick gets himself into a number of sticky situations that you have to read about. You won’t be disappointed.
I adored this book and devoured it in one sitting.
Can’t recommend this book enough and I’ll be doing that to my nieces and nephews. It made me laugh out loud, the writing is crisp and clean, and every scene was brought to life. Well done, Clarkson. Now, where is book 3??
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story! 21 February 2017
By Matthew K. - Published on
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Wonderful characters and plenty of laughs! I recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure. I hope the next book is available soon.
5.0 out of 5 stars great 10 June 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and exciting! 14 April 2017
By Emily Cargile - Published on
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Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: 4/5

Isabelle is finally starting her first term at Mastermind Academy. Esme and Boldrick return to escort her to the Academy but get sidetracked when they stop to investigate some suspicious Terran activity. After barely escaping with their lives, the trio makes it to Agartha. When Isabelle is placed into a class and begins her studies of magic, she is disappointed and frustrated with how difficult things are for her. She struggles to control her magic and she has to deal with Namaya, the daughter of a woman Isabelle helped to imprison. To top that off, she starts receiving horrible threatening A-Mails. She makes a few new friends and gets mixed up in more Esme/Boldrick mischief. Can she learn to control her magic, save her family, and stay out of trouble?

I thought that the pace and the style of this book was a little different than the first book, but I loved it! There was plenty of action and excitement. The technology is pretty awesome - there are replicators with the ability to project holographic programs, bracelets with the ability to turn into flying crafts, suits that can meld to your body seamlessly and cool/heat as needed, hovering beds, and more! I just LOVE the Esme/Boldrick parts. They are such a great duo.

This book ended on a little bit of a cliffhanger and so I am eager to read the next one. I still have a few questions that I would like answered (for example, what was up with the holographic simulation with her friend? Was it real? Was it not?) The time difference (Agarthan time runs 6x faster than Terran time) was getting a little confusing. I was also just a little distressed at the treatment of Isabelle by the authorities at the end. She definitely broke some rules but I felt like their punishment was too harsh.

Overall, another great book by LJ Clarkson. I really am looking forward to the next one (waiting for me on my Kindle!) as well as the prequel about Boldrick.

Grammar/Editing: Needs Work- The grammar was a little rough at times. There were not too many misspellings or word usage errors, it was mostly odd wordings and fragments that didn't get caught. There were things that could have been worded better. It was not too bad overall.

Violence: Mild- There was very little real violence in this book. There were a few times that energy weapons were shot. People were put in dangerous situations, abducted, and told that they would be killed. The most distressing thing in this book is that someone threatens to kill Isabelle's family if she does not do what they want.

Profanity: None- Apart from a few made up curse words, this book was clean as a whistle.

Sexuality: None- No sexuality whatsoever.