Sonea knows the other novices in the Magicians' Guild all come from powerful families, but she also knows she can turn to Rothen and Dannyl for help when she needs it. That is, until someone starts spreading malicious rumours about her - and Akkarin, the High Lord, steps in. Prompted by the Guild... show more
Sonea knows the other novices in the Magicians' Guild all come from powerful families, but she also knows she can turn to Rothen and Dannyl for help when she needs it. That is, until someone starts spreading malicious rumours about her - and Akkarin, the High Lord, steps in. Prompted by the Guild Ambassador, Lord Dannyl leaves for the Elyne court. His first order from Administrator Lorlen is to resume, in secret, High Lord Akkarin's long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge. Not knowing the true reason for his journey, Dannyl is soon facing unexpected dangers. Meanwhile, Sonea has almost forgotten the High Lord's dark secret, but keeping the truth hidden may be a grave mistake.
Publish date: July 1st 2004
Pages no: 577
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 .