• The Novice

  • The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (1,149 ratings)

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The Novice

By: Trudi Canavan
Narrated by: Richard Aspel
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Publisher's summary

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. That is, until someone starts spreading malicious rumours about her – and Akkarin, The High Lord, steps in.

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.

Meanwhile, Sonea has almost forgotten the High Lord's dark secret, but keeping the truth hidden may be a grave mistake.

©2002 Trudi Canavan (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

Critic reviews

'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)
'Epic, vivid and believable.' (on Thief's Magic) (The Guardian)