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Magisterium : The Iron Trial - Cassandra Clare

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Published: 9th September 2014
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From the imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown.

Think you know magic?

Think again.

The Magisterium awaits . . .

Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt.

Call has been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician. And so he tries his best to do his worst – but fails at failing.

Now he must enter the Magisterium.

It's a place that's both sensational and sinister. And Call realizes it has dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning. Call's biggest test is still to come . . .

About the Authors

Holly Black is the co-creator of the New York Times bestselling series The Spiderwick Chronicles and has written many other contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002 and was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. She won the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature for Valiant, which was also a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Young Readers. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices trilogy, and The Bane Chronicles. Her books have more than 30 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts.

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4.0

Quirky and Funny

By Jacqui the Bookworm

from Brisbane, Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Magisterium : The Iron Trial:

    A truly awesome book... I rarely read books that are written by two authors, but this one kept me hooked! Definitely a different take on magic.

    Comment on this review

    "moves deftly into the gap left by Harry Potter ... all the ingredients of a gripping tale for young teenagers" Telegraph "A thrilling coming-of-age story that embraces fantasy tropes while keeping readers guessing." Publishers Weekly "The Iron Trial is merely a setup and introduction, and promises to take subsequent instalments of the Magisterium series in a more complex and philosophical direction" Starburst "This is an incredible book ... once you've started reading, its hard to put the book down. It's awesome! It's full of suspense and I cannot wait for the next book in the series to be released!" Guardian Online "I definitely don't want to give anything away about the ending, but I have to give the authors credit for a really stunning climax which had me desperate to get my hands on the next in this 5-book series. I can't wait to find out where we go from here!" -- Jim Dean YA Yeah Yeah

    Holly Black

    Holly Black spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and faerie tales. All three of her books for teens, Tithe, Ironside and Valiant, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have been widely translated.

    Together with award-winning illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly is the creator of the worldwide bestselling series, The Spiderwick Chronicles for younger readers.

    An avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls and outrageous hats, she lives with her husband in Amherst, Massachusetts.

    Visit Holly Black's Booktopia Author Page


    Cassandra Clare

    Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father’s backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten years old. Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and went everywhere with a book under her arm. She spent her high school years in Los Angeles where she used to write stories to amuse her classmates, including an epic novel called “The Beautiful Cassandra” based on a Jane Austen short story of the same name (and which later inspired her current pen name).

    After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines and even some rather suspect tabloids where she reported on Brad and Angelina’s world travels and Britney Spears’ wardrobe malfunctions. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city. She turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006 and hopes never to have to write about Paris Hilton again.

    Visit Cassandra Clare's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780857532503
    ISBN-10: 0857532502
    Audience: Children
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 9th September 2014
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.43