The Black Magician Trilogy #3
Goodreads rating: 4.07
Published: 1 July 2004
My rating: 4.7
This is fast becoming one of my favorite series!
There is major character development for all of the main characters and the story line starts coming into itself. I usually really struggle with middle books in trilogy’s, they are often filler books where the author only gives a few hints at the big ending and fills the book with chapters that could have been paragraphs. But this book has its own story separate from the first novel. You get to see more of the characters personalities and how those personalities add to the story. I love how this book has its own story but still leads into the final book and the main theme for the trilogy.
I would recommend this Trilogy to anyone who enjoyed the Harry Potter books, I think it has the same feel, with characters you love, respect and grow with.
“Even if a magician’s powers surface of their own accord, he will soon be dead if he does not gain the knowledge of how to control them.” Alone among all the novices in the Magicians’ Guild, only Sonea comes from lowly beginnings. Yet she has won powerful allies—including Lord Dannyl, newly promoted to Guild Ambassador. But Dannyl must now depart for the Elyne court, leaving Sonea at the mercy of the lies and malicious rumors her enemies are busy spreading…until the High Lord Akkarin steps in. The price of Akkarin’s support is dear, however, because Sonea, in turn, must protect his mysteries—and a secret that could lead a young novice mage deep into the darkness. Meanwhile, Dannyl’s first order to resume High Lord Akkarin’s long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge is setting him on an extraordinary journey fraught with unanticipated peril—as he moves ever-closer to a future both wondrous . .. and terrible.