OUT NOW – WEDDING HELLS (Schooled In Magic 8)

5 Dec

After her victory over Master Grey, Emily wants nothing more than to relax and give herself time to recover from the duel. Her magic, pushed to the limits, is no longer reliable, forcing her to learn to control it from scratch. Every time she delays using her magic, she risks headaches … or worse. But she must return to Whitehall to complete her fourth-year exams and bid farewell to those of her friends who are not returning for fifth year. And then, she must return to Zangaria to play her role in Princess Alassa’s wedding to Jade. It seems, if nothing else, a brief diversion before she goes off on a tour of the Allied Lands.

But all is not well in Zangaria and the kingdom is fast approaching a major crisis. Junior aristocrats are demanding their rights and titles from the king, while King Randor himself is dangerously unstable and hiding a secret that could spark off a civil war … and the peasants are threatening to revolt. Emily herself is isolated, unsure how to balance her obligations to her closest friends with her belief in freedom, justice and democracy.

And, as Emily finds herself used as a political pawn by the different sides in the growing dispute and no longer sure who she can trust, she may find herself confronting a choice between doing the right thing, regardless of the cost…

…And losing everything she’s built over the past four years.

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38 Responses to “OUT NOW – WEDDING HELLS (Schooled In Magic 8)”

  1. paul December 6, 2015 at 4:20 am #

    Purchase confirmed, novel read, review posted.

  2. Karen December 6, 2015 at 4:50 am #

    Thank the gods!

  3. Katharina I. December 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Do you have any idea when Infinite Regress comes out? I know it’s incredibly soon to ask but I can’t wait to see how Emily is treated back at Whitehall after the events in Zangaria. Thanks for writing my favorite series!

  4. G December 6, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    Wedding Hells is wonderful–thank you for writing the series! Could I ask two questions?? When Emily casts the forbidden healing spell near the end of the book and becomes dizzy is the spell healing her headaches as well?? And when she is fighting off the wards at the end and you say her magic is growing stronger, is her magic expanding again??

  5. Cameron December 6, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    Hey Chris,

    Loved the book 😀 I can’t be certain, but am I right in thinking King Randor actually WASN’T asking Emily to nuke the city? He seemed slightly surprised when Emily said she wouldn’t kill millions of people, and when she was reeling from what she thought was being asked, she cut him off off when he tried to clarify.

    At a guess, it seemed as if Randor was asking her to come to terms with them, and talk them down. Must have been quite a shock when Emily replied implying she was fully capable of genocide.

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard December 6, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

      Chris has said that Randor didn’t know about the “nuke spell” and Emily “jumped” to the wrong conclusion.

      However, Randor had already rejected the idea of concessions to the Rebels and does know that Emily is a powerful sorceress.

      He’s still thinking in terms of force against the rebels and sees Emily’s powers as a tool to use against them.

      If there’s surprise on Randor’s part, it was IMO more “I didn’t think she was that powerful” rather than “I only wanted her to talk to them”.

      • Cameron December 6, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

        Oh right, thanks for the clarification.

    • chrishanger December 7, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

      Yep. Randor had no idea just what she could do, while Emily believed that killing the ringleaders wouldn’t be enough to stop the uprising.


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      • Cameron December 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

        Gotcha 🙂 Heh, that must have been an interesting afternoon for King Randor..

      • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard December 7, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

        Especially when he realizes that Emily could kill him and nothing he could do would stop her. [Evil Grin]

  6. PhilippeO December 7, 2015 at 2:58 am #

    Thank You, been waiting for this !!!

  7. Jmose1 December 7, 2015 at 6:07 am #

    my theory may be bizarre, but is it possible that both nannettes master, the leader of the white council and the person who killed the leader of mountaintop be void? seems like a possible scenario as it is already shown with lady barb how far he can go to do what he seems best. he also seems like someone who would be able to plan things so far ahead of time.
    p.s. great book I already want more : )

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard December 7, 2015 at 6:16 am #

      Cloak (in the Mountaintop book) wasn’t the head of the White Council.

      However, some have suspect that Cloak was Void thanks to the ending of the Mountaintop book.

      I definitely believe that Nannette’s Master is Cloak as Cloak was in the right place to rescue her.

      I’m just not sure that Cloak and Void are the same person.

      • Cameron December 7, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

        Yeah, it does seem like Void being Cloak is a little too obvious..

        Unless that’s exactly what Chris wants us to think 😛

        Triple bluff. Hmm.

      • Jmose1 December 10, 2015 at 1:25 am #

        my reasoning for thinking that was that due to the fact that due to the mountaintop ending that it is highly likely going to be someone we already know and other than void I see no other likely candidat

      • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard December 10, 2015 at 2:59 am #

        And Chris isn’t going to tell us. [Grin]

  8. MADness December 8, 2015 at 4:01 am #

    Cloak asking Aurelius if he wasn’t forgetting about someone important (Void) during the meeting about abducting Emily seems like exactly the kind of humor/snark that Void seems to enjoy.

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard December 8, 2015 at 4:35 am #

      And that final conversation between Cloak and Aurelius was interesting. Just who did Aurelius recognize when Cloak “unveiled”? [Evil Grin]

      • Jmose1 December 10, 2015 at 1:30 am #

        unless it is someone we don’t know my prime (and only) suspect is void. unless it is someone we have not met yet.

  9. Chryssie December 8, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    OMG this book was amazing! I can’t even complain bout the mild cliffhanger cause was done well and the books come out so fast. Such a great author. I probably would never have read your if the first book I got hadn’t been free and now I own all them. Love how all the characters seem like real people and don’t act like lovesick morons. I really want to know how you manage to write quality books with such speed you are definitely the fastest author I have ever read and not one book has felt like a filler.

  10. G December 9, 2015 at 3:34 am #

    Does anyone have any guesses whether the new grandmaster welcomes her back to Whitehall?? Disqualifies her for irregularities in completing her project?? Or tries to control her??

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard December 9, 2015 at 4:04 am #

      Chris has been asking for names for female Whitehall students so IMO Emily will have another year at Whitehall.

      Beyond that, I know nothing. [Wink]

  11. Tommy December 9, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    Bravo Chris, a brilliant read. I eagerly look forward to the next instalment.

  12. Ken December 10, 2015 at 1:17 am #

    These have all been great books; is there a chance there will ever be an audible version? My wife has been looking for a new book series to listen to in the car, or on walks, and I know she would like these.

  13. Jmose1 December 10, 2015 at 1:26 am #

    how many books is this series expected to go?

  14. Joel Li December 10, 2015 at 1:47 am #

    Love the book. While I did not like the fact that King Randor got “more” amoral in this book. I love how the Emily struggles to find a solution where not exist and how this challenges her thinking. Damned if you do, damned if you dont, applies really well to this book.

    I do not agree with Void that giving up on being Baroness is the right think to do. Because I think Emily being the Baroness gives her a stake in transforming the world in a realistic manner. And us a great view point in the upheaval changes bring.

    Now that she is no longer Baroness, she and thus we have less stake in the political upheaval. But at same time, out with the old, and Enter the new 🙂 cannot wait for what comes next. Just hope it does not become a “war” book. I kind of like how Schooled in Magic is different from the other books from Chris :).

  15. G December 12, 2015 at 6:42 am #

    Chris, is it possible in the unnamed world to attain great skill and power and have a spouse and kids?? I say this because all the truly powerful sorcerers in the series–the original magemaster, the Grandmaster, and Void all have tremendous power and purpose but seem to have paid a high price–no spouse or kids. This has implications for Emily–can she become a great power–either like the late Grandmaster at Whitehall or a Lone Power like Void–and still have a rich family life?? Even if peace comes in Zangaria, can she be a great sorceror and return as Baroness? Are their any great powers who have families??

  16. Silver December 19, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    I think you should make a book on the inquisitor from the bookworm what his name…

    Anyways I love these books there amazing

  17. JSam December 24, 2015 at 4:46 am #

    Chris, this is one of the best series I have read in several years. I am looking forward to more books in the future, as “Wedding Hells” has left me craving more as usual. Thank you! 🙂

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