Book: The High Lord (The Black Magician Trilogy Book 3) Review

“Ending on a magical note”

Author: Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Age: YA+

Released: 4th March 2010 (UK Version)

The final book of the The Black Magician Trilogy continues the story of Sonea, a young streetgirl-turned-magician that now lives with the most powerful magician the Guild has ever seen.

Unknown to the rest of the world, Akkarin, who practices dark magic in secret, is actually holding her hostage.

How many others will suffer before his secret is out? And how does this link to to an epic war between neighbouring countries of magicians?

Warning! Contains spoilers!

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Currently Reading: The High Lord (The Black Magician Trilogy Book 3)

“End of a trilogy, end of a world”

Author: Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Age: YA+

Released: 4th March 2010 (UK Version)

I finally have time read the third book of this trilogy. A lot of authors will save their best for last, and Trudi Canavan sure looks like she has something up her sleeve.

It’s been building, and building up to this moment. Let’s hope the book is as exciting as the cover will have you believe. It hasn’t been the best series so far, but I’m hoping the third book will answer a lot of the issues.

See my reviews of the first and second book.

Read the blurb below! May contain spoilers for the first and second books!

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Purchased: The High Lord (The Black Magician Trilogy Book 3)

“When everything is done…”

Author: Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Age: YA+

Released: 4th March 2010 (UK Version)

It could be seen as particularly clever, to make a mysterious character, and not expand on him until the third and final, book in the series.

I’m hoping that the last book will indeed expand on Akkarin’s story, especially since it’s titled after him. See my reviews of the first and second book for the impressions.

Read the blurb below! May contain spoilers for the first and second books!

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Book: The Novice (The Black Magician Trilogy Book 2) Review

“Black magic hush hush”

Author: Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Age: YA+

Released: 4th March 2010 (UK Version)

Sonea is now a part of the Magician’s guild that she tried to run away from in the first book. After developing a good relationsip with her mentor, Rothen, she’s looking forward to learning magic. But being an outsider is never easy, and the other magicians, who have been picked from prestigious Houses, want her out.

Is it really hard to make friends?

Warning! Contains spoilers!

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Currently Reading: The Novice (The Black Magician Trilogy Book 2)

“Learn magic in a safe and caring environment…”

Author: Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Age: YA+

Released: 4th March 2010 (UK Version)

Swiftly carrying on from The Magician’s Guild, I’m hoping the second book in the trilogy will answer questions, and have good progress with the plot.

From the reviews that I’ve read so far, it seems that The Novice is predominantly based in the Guild, with bullying against Sonea, the slum girl. I’m a sucker for underdog-defeats-bullies stories, so I’ve got my hopes up.

Warning! May contain spoilers for the first book!

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Purchased: The Novice (The Black Magician Trilogy Book 2)

“An intensive course in magic”

Author: Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Age: YA+

Released: 4th March 2010 (UK Version)

Even after the failings of the first book, the second book still has some hope. I feel that as Trudi Canavan’s debut novel was flawed, her writing can only get better.

I’m also curious as to why this series has sold so many copies.

Warning! May contain spoilers for the first book!

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

“Why so polite? It looks like you have something to hide..”

Author: Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Age: YA+

Released: 4th March 2012 (UK Version)

The book starts off with slum’s ‘dwell’ Sonea discovering that she has magical powers after throwing a rock at a magician’s head. Hilariously, she knocks him out, but also sets the Magicians chasing after her.

Sonea is a naturally manifested Magician, and is dangerous because she won’t have control over her own powers. The story follows the two sides, as Sonea runs away from danger, and the Magicians’ Guild trying to find her for her own safety.

Warning! Contains spoilers!

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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.

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Currently Reading: Reading List and Upcoming Reviews

“It’s still cooking”

Apologies for the late reviews; I was very caught up with the Eurovision posts. they will be arriving soon.

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Upcoming Reviews

Cardcaptor Sakura, Saiunkoku Monogatari

Both are manga, and I will reviewing just the first two volumes so as not to give away spoilers.

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn book 2)

The second of the acclaimed Mistborn trilogy.

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News: Earn Double Points at Waterstones

“Do I have enough books in my life? …No, not nearly enough.”

Waterstones is having a double-points event in-store and online this weekend. It starts on Friday, 25th May, until Sunday, 27th May.

Even though I have many books to read, and recently acquired a lot more, I still want to buy a few titles.

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