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The phenomenally popular first novel from international Number One best-selling author Trudi Canavan.

Over 3 million Trudi Canavan copies sold worldwide. 

Each year the magicians of Imardin gather together to purge the city streets of vagrants, urchins and miscreants. Masters of the disciplines of magic, they know that no one can oppose them. But their protective shield is not as impenetrable as they believe.

Sonea, angry, frustrated and outraged by the treatment of her family and friends, hurls a stone at the shield, putting all her rage behind it. To the amazement of all who bear witness, the stone passes unhindered through the barrier and renders a magician unconscious.

The guild's worst fear has been realised...There is an untrained magician loose on the streets. She must be found before her uncontrolled powers unleash forces that will destroy both her, and the city that is her home.

The Black Magician Trilogy:

The Magicians' Guild

The Novice

The High Lord

©2001 Trudi Canavan (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"Epic, vivid and believable." (Guardian

"It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the best seller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading...Delightful worldbuilding...Vivid and enjoyable." (SFX

"The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating." (Striking Keys)

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Why is there music between chapters? It’s really frustrating. Please fix it, it ruins it

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Random music is infuriating.

This is one of my "fall back" book trilogies to read so I figured I would download it on Audible... this version was a HUGE mistake! abridged, with random, sudden, bursts of "dramatic" music in between the reading just got simply annoying and if anything, took AWAY from the suspense of the book.

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