The Iron Trial
From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an... show more
From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will -- is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It's a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.
Publish date: September 9th 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Magisterium (#1)
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleAre there similarities between this and the Harry Potter series? Yes. Is it still a unique and entertaining read? Definitely. While the story and characters share some traits with Harry Potter, there is tons of new stuff going on and each character is ...
This asks for comparisons with other stories, with other writers but it wouldn't be fair. Yes it's a boarding school but the reason Callum (or Call) doesn't want to go is because his father has told him terrible things about it and he believes his father, of course he does. He tries to fail the en...
Middle of the road with a capital Meh. What a disappointment from Cassandra Clare! The characters are bland, the world building is great but that alone does not make a great (I'd have settled for Good) book. The big reveal happened naturally but it wasn't that hard to guess. I hope this is the begin...
A MG Contemporary Fantasy that rises above the obvious comparisons to Harry Potter. Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into...
I think this was a great fantasy book. I admit it did re-use quite a few fantasy tropes and perhaps cliches, but overall it was a solid read. I really enjoyed Callum as a character, and there was a mystery throughout the book about what this all was for.I think what is painfully obvious is that this...