The Novice: Book 2 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD
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A wonderfully and meticulously detailed world, and an edge-of-the-seat plot, this book is a must for all lovers of good fantasy (JENNIFER FALLON)
"A wonderfully and meticulously detailed world, and an edge-of- the-seat plot, this book is a must for lovers of good fantasy." (Jennifer Fallon) --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.See all Product Description
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`The Novice' builds and expands upon what has gone before in `The Magicians' Guild', the first in the trilogy. The various characters are developed and we learn more about the Guild, its people, the city of Imardin and the lands and civilisations beyond. New players in the drama are introduced and the plot thickens.
Sonea's life as a novice in the Guild begins in earnest, with the obligatory and inevitable cast of tutors, friends and foes. No story of a person's journey through school life can be devoid of bullies and those, fellow students or tutors alike, who would make life difficult. Sonea's experience is little different. As for use of magic, it's nicely restrained and kept to a sensible level. Powerful allies are unable or unwilling to intervene other than to offer advice or indirect aid, and even then it might not be accepted.
Dannyl's adventures as second ambassador offer an interesting diversion, although they are obviously going to be important as things progress. He travels to more distant lands and encounters cultures very different from that of his home city.Read more ›
I am upset that I finished the book so quickly as the third book in the Trilogy "The High Lord" is not yet out in paperback. I will definiatley pre-order it though!
Again Trudi Canavan manages to knock my socks off with an absolutely fantastic book ( and yes im running out of good adjectives to describe this brilliant book). I LOVE the way Trudi writes, as I find myself easily lost in the Land of Kyralia and the Magicians Guild. I am on to the last book (The High Lord) now and no doubt I will weep for ages when i have no more excellent books about Sonea and the Magicians Guild to read.
This is a book that I expect I will re-read for the rest of my life. I love the characters and will be thoroughly upset when I have nothing about them left to read. Again if you like fantasy books and authors such as Garth Nix and Philip Pullman then you will LOVE this book as I do.
Far better than the MAgicians Guild, it manages to blend Star Wars (Light & Dark) Harry Potter (Magic School) with Pratchett(City Guilds), taking the best of all 3 and adding something else which is pure Canavan! Enthralling & addictive this book is simply a must read.
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.
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Bought for my son - 11 years - loves the book and series.... Won't put it down until he has read a huge chunk - if we aren't doing something fun together, he squirrels away for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cleo
A really good read. Although classed as a Junior Read I thought it was a really exciting Book lots of plots . Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crafty Worker
Love these books. Good easy reading and plot is hard the guess in advance.Published 3 months ago by Mr. R. E. Norman
Not a lot of fighting compare to others fantasy books but very good bookPublished 4 months ago by Francois Ruellan