The Magicians' Guild

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HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2001 - Fantasy - 520 pages
Caught up in a confrontation between the hated Guild magicians and the angry youth of the slums, to her dismay Sonea 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... From a new author who has already made her mark on the Australian fantasy scene winning this year's Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story, Canavan's first novel is full of wonderful characters, intrigue, deceitful warlocks, secret catacombs and uncontrollable magic.

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About the author (2001)

Trudi Canavan was born on October 23, 1969. She is an Australian writer of fantasy novels. In 1995 Canavan started The Telltale Art, a freelance business specialising on graphical design services. In that same year she began working for Aurealis, a magazine of Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction. In 1999, Canavan's writing career took off when she won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story with Whispers of the Mist Children. In 2001, she further established herself with The Magicians' Guild, centring around Sonea, a slum child who is hunted for her rogue magic. The novel was the first of three books of The Black Magician Trilogy. It brought her wide acclaim. The second book of the trilogy is The Novice and the third book is The High Lord, which was nominated for the Best Novel Ditmar category. Canavan's also penned her second trilogy , Age of the Five and a third trilogy The Traitor Spy Trilogy. In 2015 her title Thief's Magic won a Ditmar Award in the Best Novel category.

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