From the imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown.
Think you know magic?
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.
"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 "The strange, subterranean Magisterium is vividly rendered, and a string of ominous revelations will leave readers eager for future installments. Fans of both authors will enjoy getting to know this well-rounded cast in the first steps of their adventure" Publishers Weekly, starred review