Article first published as eBook Review: Magic University Book Four – The Poet and the Prophecy by Cecilia Tan on Blogcritics.
Around this time last year, I read the first three Magic University books one after the other, and did a write up here. As I adored the books I was really looking forward to another one in the series. This fourth and final book follows on with the story of Kyle Wadsworth’s education at Veritas – the secret magic university hiding within Harvard’s walls.
The Poet and the Prophecy deals with Kyle’s translation of an ancient prophecy he did for his junior thesis. The trouble is, it was pretty extreme – citing that if Kyle does not find his true love, then the magical world as they know it, will end. When signs of the Burning Days start to show themselves, Kyle’s fellow students and teachers start to worry. The only saving grace is the reappearance of Frost, who is Kyle’s mortal enemy – but Kyle also happens to be in love with him, and is convinced that Frost doesn’t hate him as much as he pretends to. Will Kyle and Frost get it together, or will the Burning Days consume them all?
The Magic University books really need to be read all together to be understood. If you picked up the final book without having read the others, there’s lots going on that you won’t understand. Therefore, if you like the sound of this book, then you should definitely grab all four books and get comfortable – you’re in for an exciting ride! The Poet and the Prophecy is a satisfying conclusion to the series, and one that adult Harry Potter fans will no doubt enjoy.