The Magician's Apprentice (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Feb 23, 2009 - Fiction - 608 pages
26 Reviews
Taking place hundreds of years before the events of The Magicians' Guild, The Magician's Apprentice is the new novel set in the world of Trudi Canavan's Black Magician trilogy.

In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer. Her mother would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn.

When the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage get violent, Tessia unconsciously taps unknown reserves of magic to defend herself. Lord Dakon, the local magician, takes Tessia under his wing as an apprentice.

The hours are long and the work arduous, but soon an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants and - to Tessia's delight - regular trips to the great city of Imardin.

However, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For a storm is approaching that threatens to tear her world apart.
  

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Good Intro to Fantasy; but not Groundbreaking. - Goodreads
Also the ending feels a bit rushed and anti climactic. - Goodreads
The second sub-plot gets complicated. - Goodreads

Review: The Magician's Apprentice (The Black Magician Trilogy 0.5)

User Review  - Shelley - Goodreads

I quite enjoyed the first few chapters of this book, as we are introduced to Tessa, her love of healing, and the discovery of her natural magic. But the story is also told from other points of view ... Read full review

Review: The Magician's Apprentice (The Black Magician Trilogy 0.5)

User Review  - Wendy Browne - Goodreads

The Magician's Apprentice is considered #0.5 in Trudi Canavan's The Black Magician Trilogy. It was written after, but serves as a set up for The Magicians' Guild, which I have not read. It mainly ... Read full review

Contents

Copyright Page PART
CHAPTER
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 27
CHAPTER 28
CHAPTER 29
CHAPTER 30
PART FOUR
CHAPTER 31
CHAPTER 32
CHAPTER 33

CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
PART
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
PART THREE
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25
CHAPTER 26
CHAPTER 34
CHAPTER 35
CHAPTER 36
CHAPTER 37
CHAPTER 38
CHAPTER 39
CHAPTER 40
PART FIVE
CHAPTER 41
CHAPTER 42
CHAPTER 43
CHAPTER 44
CHAPTER 45
CHAPTER 46
CHAPTER 47
CHAPTER 48
CHAPTER 49
CHAPTER 50
EPILOGUE
GLOSSARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Trudi Canavan published her first story in 1999 and it received an Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story. Her debut series, The Black Magician Trilogy, made her an international success and her last five novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers in the UK. Trudi Canavan lives with her partner in Melbourne, Australia, and spends her time knitting, painting and writing. You can visit her website at www.trudicanavan.com.

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