Written on: 07/03/2011
I started reading The Magician's Guild over a year ago, and I came back to it whenever I was bored. I borrowed the books from my uncle because they looked interesting. However, I found it very heard to get through the first book because they stretched out the chase of Sonea for such a long time.I was very relieved to get to part two, but found it to be almost as boring. There were some major surprises in the second book and the 1st part of the third book that made the trilogy take a major... (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2010
The Black Magician Trilogy is definitely worth reading. Parts of the book were predictable, but she managed to surprise me a few times. Some of her creativity (the renaming of animals) seemed unnecessary, but interesting all the same. It is the best fantasy trilogy I have read in a long time both in terms of the plot and the characters. She does a brilliant job of connecting the reader to the characters' emotions. The ending was terrible, but in a fantastic way. And by the way, if you are... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2010 by kdc333 (1 review written)
I just want to say the books were amazing and that I loved them, but after I Finnish The High Lord I felt that the series shouldn't be over. It left me with questions at the end that I felt were big facts/parts in the book. Sometimes I with Trudi would read the comment and write a 4th book to answer the question and just to expand the series. I read the ranger's apprentice series and I think trudi should do something like that but keep the same as her other book but be like the ranger... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2010
Run of the mill fantasy world with some nice touches (sea leeches, haha!)
Rather average prose; its more of a young adult style of book than an adult fantasy novel.
One thing that kept on bugging me was her overuse of stock phrases. Angry/upset characters always "narrow their eyes". Have you ever seen someone do that in real life? Its not menacing- it makes a person look like they're having trouble focusing your vision. And it is not subtle.
Back to the book, it also has the disadvantage... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2010
I have several problems with the Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan.
In its favour though I will say that I read it through to the end, despite getting bogged down by things from the start, so despite the overall feeling of mediocrity it has merit as a story and can certainly engross a person.
This is generally shelved alongside adult fantasy, but overall I felt that this fell into that class of fantasy for young people.
Canavan's writing frequently reminds you that... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2010
for all those who think it needed more detail im sorry but my partener said the same thing and it just annoys me lol just use your bloody imagination as far as i was concerned there was plenty! its how she writes, deal with it! your just too picky :P (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2009 by tigerseye19 (1 review written)
The Black Magician Trilogy is an amazing trilogy! Even though Akkarin dying was upsetting it shows the talant of Trudi that she can make someone feel that emotion!! I think the relationship between Tayend and Dannyl is ingenious and the books kept me gripped throughout. They deserve more publicity! But then that would mean the world i find myself in whilst reading the books would be opened up to everyone and they may just lose the magic the stories have x (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2009
I read the Age of the Five series first, and highly recommend them to anyone thinking about this series aswell. The Black Magician trilogy is a fantastic introduction to an excellent writer, and also to the unique style of her 'multi-perspective' novels. Based around an exceptionally detailed world full of romance, politics, action, danger and every other genre you could imagine.. this series along with the prequal and all of Canavan's work, is very much worth the read for anybody with even... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2008 by crabbman (1 review written)
I loved the way the storyline unfolds, and how Trudi Canavan embodies the true emotions of each person, allowing you to truly become close to the charaters and the story, so that you feel pain when they do and feel happy when they do. Amazing storyline and amazing ending although i would have prefered it if Akkarin didnt die. At some points through the triliogy i thought it lacked some detail but wasnt enough to stop me loving the book.
Overall i would say that it was a simply amazing book,... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2008 by imqt314 (1 review written)
It kept me really interested. I couldn't put the book down until i finished it. I got the books out so many times from the library, my sister finally decided to buy me the whole trilogy. (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2008 by Luther (2 reviews written)
As said above, the story flows very well. However, a more descriptive style would have added to the story and the complexity of the characters. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2008 by scenarius
A very detailed and elaborated walk through of the Thief road and how it connects to the center of the city is very amazing. The duel between Sonea and Regin is also wonderful and I also like the romance between Akkarin and Sonea, Cery and Savara and between Tayend and Dannyl. It is not descriptive enough. Especially the part where Akkarin dies. Good story and good plot but lacking in astonishing outburst or unpredictable events. (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2008
The Black Magician Trilogy is all round great. When Sona and Akkarin where fighting the Ichani I felt like one of the magicians on the roof. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2008
I loved everything about The Black Magicians Trilogy, when Sonea hiding I was scared, when she began trusting Rothen I felt like I was trusting him to and when she fell in love with Akkarin I felt butterflys in my stomach every time I read his name. This trilogy got me so caught up in all the emotions and lives of the characters that I started believing it could all be true and when Akkarin died I cried just as Sonea did. All this book has not recieved all the publicity that Harry Potter did;... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2008 by arnaldo
Amazing, astonishing, wonderful, spectacular, fantastic story of high fantasy that 's a great read, simply unbelievable! (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2008
Well worth a read rivals books like Eragon and even Harry Potter! (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2008
Generally, I loved the series! it was so great!
Akkarin was so cool! he rocks! it's really sad that he had to die! Can't wait for the sequel! (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2008
I brilliant book that I couldn't put down, and have read a total of 17 times since then. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2008 by Farah Oomerbhoy (1 review written)
An excellent fantasy adventure trilogy. one of the few really wonderful realistic worlds that are quite rare to come across. The plot twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the book. impossible to put down. the black magician trilogy is a really wonderful, magnificent read.
the characters draw you in and the plot sweeps you away into a magical world of magicians. sonea is an ordinary girl and through the book she grows and changes into a powerful magicaian, possibly... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2008
I really liked this trilogy. I just couldn't put it down. The idea of a normal girl becoming a high ranked magician really makes you think. It never lacks imagination, it never lacks action and it surely doesn't lack love, loss and luck. The characters are so realistic, and you can imagine the scenes happening right in front of you. It really does possess all the elements for a good fantasy book. I would recommend this book to everyone, though maybe more for women than males. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2008
Wonderful and thrilling, loved every bit. I love it to the max! Most awesome set of books ever, they are the best (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2008
Amazing boos. Love the characters, always interesting, taking directions you would not think of. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2008 by Frusty01 (1 review written)
Unbelievably addicted and amazing set of books, couldn't put it down and read all of them continuously for 2 weeks until i finished them!hopeful of a spin off to sonea and possibly her baby? Thank you for such a heart warming trilogy! Definitely a new favorite author! (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2007
Dazzling and subtle, never lacking any action. It was to good to stop reading even for an hour. The Black Magician Trilogy is at least as good as LOTR and Harry Potter, read it. (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2007 by darkjesterr (1 review written)
A good read and I would recommend reading it. Very enjoyable despite the bad points. I'm still confused as to whether I like the style of writing or not. It is an omniscient style, which becomes frustrating and enjoyable and it is left on a cliffhanger each time. Hard to put down once you start! (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2007 by anna0520 (3 reviews written)
I love Trudi Canavan! I discovered her through the Black Magician Trilogy. The books are wonderful to read, although I do think her books are more suited to women, rather than men. I love how she portrays Sonea as a humble, but very intelligent and powerful magician. And since Sonea's talents are not overly exposed in the course of the story, the few magical showdowns in the series become such a thrill to read. I do however find the ending anti-climactic. I kept hoping there was more to the... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2007 by madonnafab (1 review written)
Trudi Canavan, The Black Magician Trilogy really is an amazing set of books, that once you've started reading you cant put down. The interesting and gripping storyline makes this a fascinating novel for all readers. If you have really enjoyed this set of books please visit this site, for interesting discussions, Role-play and Fun
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Written on: 20/07/2006 by Akkarin01 (11 reviews written)
I really do love this series i just wish there was more to the end of the story, it has such a good cliff hanger (aka infuriating ending) but i am pleased to say Trudi is writing a sequel trilogy based a few years later (I think about 20 years) and i can't wait to satify my curiosity. Generally i think this is a really good choice. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2006 by Paul2006 (1 review written)
Trudi Canavan, The Black Magician Trilogy is truly amazing, when I started reading them I just couldn't put them down. The characters are great really realistic unlike some books I've previously read, the setting is also really good I can really imagine what the places look like even to the extreme of smell like. Now I'm just waiting for the films to be released (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2006 by NewMoonRising (5 reviews written)
As a teenager, I feel that many of my peers have lost the path we were set on by our parents; to read books and be cultured.
I try to continue the age old tradition of reading once in a while.
I needed more books and checked out Amazon. Trudi Canavan's The Black Magician Trilogy books caught my eye, as they were exactly the genre I love to read about.
Once I got the books, I could not wait to read them.
The idea behind the series of books is that there should be equality, and this is... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2005 by lizzieunsworth
I loved The Black Magician Trilogy fantasy books by Trudi Canavan. I stumbled across them by chance in the 'recommended' section of my local Waterstones, and I couldn't put them down. The story is, in equal measures, sad, happy, and thought provoking. I have lent them to many of my friends, who all loved them as much as me. I can't endorse them strongly enough. Roll on October when the next one is released! (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2004 by rikku (1 review written)
This is one of the very best trilogies I have ever read in years! Trudi brought realism to every one of her characters, which at the end, readers will definitely fall in love with them! The Black Magician is a story that possessed all elements of a good fantasy series - heroism, love, hate, revenge, magic etc. Every book of this trilogy will glue you as if there is really magic in the book!
A must read! (read more)
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