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The High Lord: The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3 | [Trudi Canavan]

The High Lord: The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3

Life should have been easier for Sonea, now that Regin ignored her and the rest of the novices treated her with wary respect, but she cannot forget what she witnessed in Akkarin's underground room, or his warning that Kyralia's ancient enemy is watching the Guild closely.
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Life should have been easier for Sonea, now that Regin ignored her and the rest of the novices treated her with wary respect, but she cannot forget what she witnessed in Akkarin's underground room, or his warning that Kyralia's ancient enemy is watching the Guild closely. The last few years have been good for Cery. He has a respected position among the Thieves, and connections in high and low places. When an exotic stranger offers to help him with a secret task, Cery knows he should refuse, but life would be boring without the occasional risk...

As Akkarin reveals more, Sonea does not know what to believe or what she fears most - that the truth is as terrifying as he claims or that he is trying to make her his accomplice in black magic.

©2004 Trudi Canavan; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing

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"A wonderfully and meticulously detailed world, and an edge-of-the-seat plot, this book is a must for lovers of good fantasy." (Jennifer Fallon)

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    "An enjoyable trilogy. A decent performance."

    This is an enjoyable trilogy. I got into it more than I thought I would. The author definitely allows you to build an emotional connection to the characters. It was a decent performance by the narrator. Not the best I've heard, but solid enough to not detract in any way from the story.

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    William 07-11-12
    William 07-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "If you liked the other 2 you'll like this one"

    Good end to the series with lots of action and plot twists. I really wish Canavan would lay off plugging gay rights into the book (we get it stop smashing our face with it.) After reading the reviews of the next series it looks like it only gets worse so I doubt I'll buy them.

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    Trista 05-13-12
    Trista 05-13-12
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    "Good Story, but unsatisfying"

    I liked this series and would recommend it. This book had the most action of the 3 however it was my least favorite. Despite the good writing, I the story left me unsatisfied.

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    Eric Everett, WA, United States 08-24-11
    Eric Everett, WA, United States 08-24-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Trilogy"

    A truly well thought out trilogy that I would recommend to any who are looking for a good book to listen to, I hope that you will see the characters in future books.

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    Eric Everett, WA, United States 08-24-11
    Eric Everett, WA, United States 08-24-11 Member Since 2015
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    A truly well thought out trilogy that I would recommend to any who are looking for a good book to listen to, I hope that you will see the characters in future books.

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    Deena Jacksonville, FL, United States 01-01-11
    Deena Jacksonville, FL, United States 01-01-11 Member Since 2007
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    "What happened?"

    I loved the first book! The second would have been just as good if I didn't constantly feel like the author was trying to justify homosexualism (there was a great relationship building up there, but the "mood" was totally destroyed by what felt like preaching). This last book however did something no one else seems to have a problem with - a guardian having a romantic relationship with his protégé. This just smacks of someone taking advantage of his leadership role over a young impressionable woman. I'm quitting this book before the end because it just infuriates me every time I listen to the narrator gushing about how handsome the High Lord is with his shirt off. Shame on you Trudi Canavan for relaying to young people (and old) that this is okay! I know too many people who battle this mindset every day.

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    Glen Boise, ID, United States 08-29-10
    Glen Boise, ID, United States 08-29-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Listen to this Trilogy!"

    A great story read with passion. The narrator brings the series to life with his interpretation of the different caracter voices.

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    Alan 04-03-10
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    "Another great saga"

    Not really much i can say but this is a great series...

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    James Mona ValeAustralia 02-20-10
    James Mona ValeAustralia 02-20-10 Member Since 2008
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    "A ripping Saga"

    This is the final book in the Black Magician Trilogy, and in my opinion the best by far. Trudi has entertained us well with this different trilogy. The high lord has all the twists and suspense you need to make a ripping finale to a great series.

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    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 02-17-10
    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 02-17-10 Member Since 2008

    I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.

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    "fascinated me"

    The story line fascinated me and hooked me into this trilogy. Even though this is a long and detailed tale it had some good twists in it. Overall I've enjoyed the series and will probably read it again sometime

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    "An Epic Conclusion"

    Well, here is the much anticipated conclusion to Trudi Canavan's excellent Black Magician Trilogy and what a delight it is to be able to hear it unabridged! This book more than lives up to the promises set by the first two. Questions are answered, though nothing is as it seems. This is the most powerful of the trilogy and my personal favourite. I defy anyone not to be in tears at the end. I was sad to reach the end and I think the only solution is to start all over again! I believe the author is not done with these characters, so I'm eagerly awaiting the next instalment of their adventures.

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