Five Reasons Why You Should Read The Black Magician Trilogy


IF YOU MISS IT, YOU’LL MISS OUT

Need more incentive to read The Black Magician Trilogy? Here are five compelling reasons why you should.

 

During the course of this month, I have posted reviews of the three books that comprise The Black Magician Trilogy. To further incentivise those readers who have not yet read the books, I present here five reasons why you should read Trudi Canavan’s acclaimed fantasy trilogy immediately; you surely won’t regret it.

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Review: The High Lord By Trudi Canavan


ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END.

Prepare yourselves for the dramatic and spectacular conclusion to The Black Magician Trilogy.

 

Book CoverThe High Lord
(The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3)

Trudi Canavan

Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Orbit
Format: Paperback, 656 Pages
Date: 4th March 2010 (First Published 2003)

ISBN-10: 1841499625
ISBN-13: 978-1841499628

 
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When embarking upon a literary trilogy, one always hopes that the third book will “hit the ball out of the park”, metaphorically speaking; that any remaining unanswered questions from the first two instalments are resolved; that all loose ends are tied up. While some trilogies fail to achieve this, The High Lord most certainly succeeds in this regard. The final instalment of The Black Magician Trilogy is a triumph for author Trudi Canavan in every respect.

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Review: The Novice By Trudi Canavan


A PLUCKY YOUNG HEROINE OVERCOMES ALL THE ODDS

A gripping sequel that defies the conventional wisdom of the second book always being the weakest instalment of a trilogy.

 

Book CoverThe Novice
(The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 2)

Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Orbit
Format: Paperback, 592 Pages
Date: 4th March 2010 (First Published 2002)

ISBN-10: 1841499617
ISBN-13: 978-1841499611

 
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Conventional wisdom suggests that the second book of a trilogy is invariably the weakest instalment. I’ve never subscribed to this “conventional wisdom”, and it’s certainly not true of book two of Trudi Canavan’s Black Magician Trilogy. The Novice is unquestionably an improvement upon the previous novel, The Magicians’ Guild. The story is bigger in scope, and expands the world it is set in by moving some of the narrative beyond the city of Imardin and the borders of Kyralia.

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Review: The Magicians’ Guild By Trudi Canavan


THE FIRST BOOK OF AN ACCLAIMED FANTASY TRILOGY.

The Magicians’ Guild proves to be worthy of the praise it has garnered over the years. Bring on the sequels!

 

Book CoverThe Magicians’ Guild
(The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 1)

Trudi Canavan

Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Orbit
Format: Paperback, 592 Pages
Date: 4th March 2010 (First Published 2001)

ISBN-10: 1841499609
ISBN-13: 978-1841499604

 
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Book one of The Black Magician Trilogy transports readers to Imardin, the capital city of the land of Kyralia, where the common folk hate and fear the magicians of the Magicians Guild in equal measure. Not only is the status of the magicians in the land elevated by their Gift of magic, they are also privileged by being born into the noble Houses of Kyralia, the only segment of society deemed to have the potential for magic. This nobility and privilege however, is not the main source of resentment among the common people.

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