Black Magician Trilogy
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  • 1

    The Magician's Guild: The Black Magician Trilogy: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Trudi Canavan
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (565)
    Story
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    Sonea is caught up in a confrontation between the hated Guild magicians and the angry youth of the slums. To her dismay, she discovers that she possesses the same powers as the reviled magicians. To avoid capture, she must seek protection from the city's feared underworld, The Thieves. In return, she must use her powers for them, but her magic never seems to do quite what she intends it to.

    Jeremy says: "The book is like a wooden roller coaster..."
    The book is like a wooden roller coaster...

    STORY:
    This book is like a wooden roller coaster ride. It starts out slow: Some people complain that it is boring while others just enjoy the v..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 01 2010 by Jeremy (Bloomington, IN, USA)
  • 2

    The Novice: The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Trudi Canavan
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Sonea knows the other novices in the Magicians' Guild all come from powerful families, but she also knows she can turn to Rothen and Dannyl for help when she needs it. Promoted to Guild Ambassador, Lord Dannyl leaves for the Elyne court. His first order from Administrator Lorlen is to resume, in secret, High Lord Akkarin's long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge. Not knowing the true reason for his journey, Dannyl is soon facing unexpected dangers.

    Aaron Gerber says: "I should have read the negative reviews..."
    I should have read the negative reviews...

    Positive thoughts first. The first book was good. It had a solid story arch and interesting, clear cut character goals. You will likely buy this book ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2013 by Aaron Gerber (Kansas City, MO. USA)
  • 3

    The High Lord: The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Trudi Canavan
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (374)
    Story
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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.

    Thomas says: "Best book I have heard in a long time"
    Best book I have heard in a long time

    When I started out reading this trilogy,I thought the book 1 was good,a little slow at times,but we need time to let her build the characters and let ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 31 2009 by Thomas (Edison, NJ, USA)