When Auntie Catherine warns the family of an approaching asteroid, the Gales scramble to keep humans from going the way of the dinosaurs. Fortunately for the world, they're wielding a guitar and a dragon.
The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, which has caused some supernaturally complicated family shenanigans in the past. So when NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine's dire prediction, Charlotte "Charlie" Gale turns to the family for help.
But Allie is unavailable because the universe seems determined to have her produce the seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son of a Gale. And the Aunties can't help because they're tied to the earth – although they are happy to provide their delicious, trademark pies. And in the end, all Charlie has is a guitar...
...and Jack. The Dragon Prince, and a Sorcerer.
But Charlie might like Jack just a little too much, and Jack might like Charlie a little too much in return. Actually, between Allie's hormones, the Aunties trying to force her and Jack into ritual, the Courts having way too much fun at the end of days, and Jack's sudden desire to sacrifice himself for the good of the many, Charlie's fairly certain that the asteroid is the least of her problems.
The Gales are going to need more than pie to save the world from an incoming asteroid. But together there isn't anything they can't deal with – except possibly each other.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my favorite series from Tanya Huff. I don't know if this is intended as a final chapter but it certainly answers many questions I had starting with the original story. The unique origins of the Gale family are revealed, and how these lead to their surprising code of behavior is herein explained.
The story picks up where it left off in the last book, with Charlie (magical bard) and Jack (part sorcerer part dragon) now slightly older. They have grown to love each other but Jack is not only younger than Charlie, the age difference is one of the few hard and fast Gale family taboos. While they struggle with this Charlie discovers an asteroid is coming to earth. Will Charlie find a way to avert catastrophe? Can Charlie and Jack find a solution? Will the notoriously family centric Gale clan find away to protect the family or will Charlie and Jack succeed in saving the world?
This book is filled with all kinds of pop culture humor, fan humor and musical...
Yes, my laundry is unfolded, the family had Chinese take out for dinner, and I think the 4 year old has m & m's in her hair, but the important thing is I finished my the book. The third in the Enchantment Emporium series, it delves deeper into the Gale family dynamics, especially the relationships between Charlie, Jack, and Allie. All while dealing with an extinction level event providing the excitement. Love the writing, the characters, and the way it slips from the real world into the fantastic. Well worth the read.
I am a long time fan of Tanya Huff, I discovered her Quarter books and hunted down the rest over years. The Enchantment Emporium worked for me, the Wild Ways less so, the Future Falls had bits of wonderful "classic" Huff, which earns the two stars: I read such books for entertainment. I have limited time. I do not want to reread the whole trilogy, parse down all references, and then understand super brief chapters or extremely short dialogue sequences only because it is all fresh in my mind. Or maybe I would do that if the foreshadowing were not so clear that I knew very soon what the ending had to be, and was only curious for the how. Which was super convoluted, and rushed. Also, I found the leading couple interesting, but got much too little of their relationship. In all, it seemed too clever for its own good to me. I will definitely read Huff's next book, I might even try this trilogy again, to see if I was just out of synch with the book and might enjoy...
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