7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Excellent - can't wait for the next volume,
This review is from: The Novice: Book 2 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy) (Paperback)
I thoroughly enjoyed this piece of work. It is well written and builds on the first volume meaningfully. I became throughly engrossed with the characters and their experiences and started to undertake on their journey with them.
The characters are developed thoughtfully and in a believable way. I actually felt sorry for some of them at times and became excited when they started to get an upper hand. The locations within the story are also well scripted and create and deepen the atmosphere, adding strength to the storyline.
I found this volume actually improved upon the first volume (although that one was excellent also). I highly recommend this as a read. It's got all the right ingredients for an excellent, absorbing read. My compliments to the author - I've already ordered the final volume in this first class trilogy. I just wish it would come so I can carry on with the story.