Currently Reading: The Magicians’ Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy Book 1)

“We have Magicians, not Wizards”

Author: Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Age: YA+

Released: 4th March 2012 (UK Version)

Trudi Canavan is an Australian author of some renown, and this book is constantly being promoted in book shops. Having purchased this book many months ago, I put it aside to concentrate on the amazing Wheel of Time Series.

It’s a throwback to light, YA fantasy. People have recommended it to me a few times, and I do listen to recommendations from people that read a lot.

Set in a world with prestigious magicians, Sonea is a street urchin with magical powers that captures their attention.

It seems typical doesn’t it? Girl finds magical powers, girl gets the attention of the baddies, gets chased through some random fantasy city.

I’m not expecting it to be amazing, but I am expecting it to be interesting.


Each year the magicians of Imardin gather together to purge the city streets of vagrants, urchins and miscreants. Masters of the disciplines of magic, they know that no one can oppose them. But their protective shield is not as impenetrable as they believe. Sonea, angry, frustrated and outraged by the treatment of her family and friends, hurls a stone at the shield, putting all her rage behind it. To the amazement of all who bear witness, the stone passes unhindered through the barrier and renders a magician unconscious. The guild’s worst fear has been realised …There is an untrained magician loose on the streets. She must be found before her uncontrolled powers unleash forces that will destroy both her, and the city that is her home.


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