Series: The Black Magician Trilogy

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Apr 11
The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan

Reviews 0 ★★★★

As usual I am impressed by Trudi’s characters. The protagonist, Tessia, is funny, intelligent and strong - she holds her own in the male-dominated world of the magicians as apprentice to Lord Dakon. It was great to read a female protagonist who didn’t swoon over every boy she met as well! Her resemblance to Sonea (the protagonist in the Black Magician Trilogy), however, is striking. Both are natural magicians who specialise in healing and both come from humble backgrounds and have to struggle to gain acceptance by others. I think it would have been nice to read a different type of character.

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Oct 30
The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

Reviews 1 ★★★★

A wonderful climax to a spellbinding trilogy, The High Lord lived up to all my expectations. It is a great culmination of Sonea’s adventures as the only slum dweller to be accepted into the ranks of the Magician’s Guild. Canavan’s storytelling is brilliant and makes it easy for readers to…

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Oct 28
The Novice by Trudi Canavan

The Novice by Trudi Canavan

Reviews 1 ★★★★

The Novice follows immediately from The Magician’s Guild with Sonea’s acceptance into the ranks of the Guild. She struggles to find her place among the other novices who are sourced from the influential Houses of Imardin. One student in particular, Regin, takes exception to Sonea’s skills in magic and attempts…

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Oct 24
The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

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This is a light, entertaining book that I enjoyed reading. The action takes place mainly in the slums of Kyralia and the Magician’s Guild, both of which were wonderfully realised. While there wasn’t a strong sense of place in the book because only the two of these places was described…

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