From the imaginations of best-selling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown.
Think you know magic?
The Magisterium awaits....
Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial.
Not Callum Hunt.
Call has been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician. And so he tries his best to do his worst - but fails at failing.
Now he must enter the Magisterium. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister. And Call realizes it has dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.
The Iron Trial is just the beginning. Call’s biggest test is still to come....
©2015 Holly Black (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks
I found the story to be much what you would expect from the genre and the targeted age demography. It flowed well and didn't spend onerous amounts of time waffling on.
My main issue arises from the narrator. I'm fairly new to the world of audiobooks, so my apologies if this relates to my limited experience. The narrator was overly dramatic throughout the course of the story. This was appreciated in times of high anticipation and drama, but was utterly not appropriate when describing mundane tasks such as eating. So much so was the narrator's flair for the dramatic that he often struggled with linking words within a sentence. He sometimes built up the line and climaxed before it finished. It made for an, at times, somewhat disjointed experience.
Overall though, I was happy to be able to turn off the rubbish on the radio and listen to something different on the long drives to and from work.
"great book- but a warning if you live in the UK"
A fantastic book and couldn't wait to listen to the sequels. Now left utterly disappointed that they are not available in the UK!!
Feel like I wasted my time buying this book!
"Really got into it..."
Started a bit unoriginally, but it got going quickly and kept the pace up! A good fantasy book... Now I'm just left wanting more!
I've read many books from Cassandra Clare before so I knew I was in for a treat. The actor who reads it is very good too!
"A good story with questionable narrating"
the story starts of much as any boy goes to magic school story does though you learn that things aren't all they seem and the plot twist definitely mixes up the story , sure to be an interesting series but the narration could use some work , overall a 4/5
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