The Novice (Black Magician Trilogy, #2)
"Even if a magician's powers surface of their own accord, he will soon be dead if he does not gain the knowledge of how to control them." Alone among all the novices in the Magicians' Guild, only Sonea comes from lowly beginnings. Yet she has won powerful allies—including Lord Dannyl, newly... show more
"Even if a magician's powers surface of their own accord, he will soon be dead if he does not gain the knowledge of how to control them." Alone among all the novices in the Magicians' Guild, only Sonea comes from lowly beginnings. Yet she has won powerful allies—including Lord Dannyl, newly promoted to Guild Ambassador. But Dannyl must now depart for the Elyne court, leaving Sonea at the mercy of the lies and malicious rumors her enemies are busy spreading . . . until the High Lord Akkarin steps in. The price of Akkarin's support is dear, however, because Sonea, in turn, must protect his mysteries—and a secret that could lead a young novice mage deep into the darkness. Meanwhile, Dannyl's first order to resume High Lord Akkarin's long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge is setting him on an extraordinary journey fraught with unanticipated peril—as he moves ever-closer to a future both wondrous . . . and terrible.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 27th 2004
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 465
Edition language: English
Series: The Black Magician Trilogy (#2)
This is the second installment in the Black Magician trilogy. My husband and I read this before bed each night and let me tell you, this one kept putting us right to sleep. It was SLOW, verbose, and not much happened throughout. The writing was just as good as the first book but there was so much fi...
I found this second book in the Black Magician Trilogy to be much more compelling than the first. I had a hard time putting The Novice down. We see some character development here for Sonea and Dannyl and are left to continue wondering what exactly is going on with the High Lord, although by the end...
Sonea starts her classes with the regular summer intake. Being from the slums she is not openly welcome among the other students.Sonea and Rothen's characters develop more and more. Sonea did get on my nerves at times with her independence and suffer in silence mentality. She could have saved hersel...
This was a very hard book for me, and even though I mostly loved it I thought about giving up more than once. We might have learned to punch back, we might have grown up, but I think many of us have a bullied little child still cowering inside of us. The main character isn't a child, but the bullyin...
stunning sequel to the magicians guild, filled with intrigue and suspicion, this really adds depth to the world, and touches on some interesting issues, like acceptance in its many forms .