In the city of Imardin, where those who wield magic wield power, a young street girl, adopted by the Magician s Guild, finds herself at the centre of a terrible plot that may destroy the entire worldSonea has learned much at the magicians guild and the other novices now treat her with a grudging respect But she cannot forget what she witnessed in the High Lord s underIn the city of Imardin, where those who wield magic wield power, a young street girl, adopted by the Magician s Guild, finds herself at the centre of a terrible plot that may destroy the entire worldSonea has learned much at the magicians guild and the other novices now treat her with a grudging respect But she cannot forget what she witnessed in the High Lord s underground room or his warning that the realm s ancient enemy is growing in power once As Sonea learns , she begins to doubt her guildmaster s word Could the truth really be as terrifying as Akkarin claims, or is he trying to trick her into assisting in some unspeakably dark scheme
The High Lord In the city of Imardin where those who wield magic wield power a young street girl adopted by the Magician s Guild finds herself at the centre of a terrible plot that may destroy the entire worldS
This last book in the trilogy is the best by far I really enjoyed it I d recommend reading the trilogy together and in order, which is probably something normal people would do anyway I think while each one has a complete story arc, they form a much complex and satisfying whole all together Normally I advocate reading books haphazardly and maniaclly, but really, these could be just one big long novel if people were willing to carry around a 1000 page book The character development across all th [...]
Actual Rating 4.5I just could not stop read this one until it was finished I was like this from start to finish So much has happen and I can t even write anything remotely coherent I ned time to process this then I ll come back and try to give a proper review.
It wasn t that complicated a plot, or that original a premise to be honest, much of the setting reminded me of Raymond E Feist s Krondor mixed with his magicians on Kelewan Regardless, I enjoyed reading the books and read them very quickly one a day, just about They re light, easy reads, in my opinion If you re looking for something long and epic, look somewhere else, but if you want something to take up a boring weekend or something, I think these books would do it nicely.The action itself defi [...]
I was so very, very disapointed with this ending, it was geniunely abismal, and I loved the second book, I though it was down to earth and just about right This, this piece of poorly plotted abomination ruined it, it s almost as if when she was writing it Canavan just thought Actually, do you know what Screw all the plot and tension I ve decided to write the ending to a very bad piece fan fiction and then stick it on the end of the book Not to mention that she kills of a character she forces too [...]
I started this series years and years ago About two years ago I bought the whole series so I could finally finish it I fell in love with this world again But, to be honest, my biggest motivation was the gay couple that I shipped without end.However, when I picked this book up back then it didn t really grip me and I lost interest in it around the 150 page mark I m not really sure what made me decide to pick this up again last week but I just really wanted to finish this series It was about time. [...]
MAJOR SPOILERS I m writing this review without reading the ones below I just finished reading the book, so you might realize I m still affected by a lot of what just happened It took a day to read each book, and every day I was and interested on the fates of Sonea, Rothen, Dannyl, Cery, and eventually, even perhaps than the rest, Akkarin Because of that, let me just inhale and exhale and perhaps say Holy Shit Excuse my language, but really That is how I feel, bewildered, excited, sad, amazed [...]
I cannot even with the horrid heap of crap that this was.First of all, a bunch of people died for no reason Then, a bunch of storylines were left untied.And the absolute worst of all, for which Trudi Canavan should get repeatedly hit in the back of the neck with a book by Professor Snape, is that of all the couples she wrote that were constantly having sex and making out and talking about how much they loved each other, the gay one was the only one who didn t.Yes, you heard me right Gay men do n [...]
I enjoyed these books up until the end which ruined the whole thing for me.
Well I finished this book a few hours ago and I still have no words This book was a ride I LOVED the beginning, I was so immersed in the story I loved it to pieces But the ending WHY I hate those endings, I mean, there was no need Everything was so great already Why But, well, it was a great book I have to say, although, that I am now a little bit hesitant to pick Trudi Canavan s other trilogy.
Un final pico para una saga fant stica El mejor libro de la saga, lejos No pod a dejar de leerlo, era demasiado apasionante A diferencia de los dos primeros, ste no tuvo ni un solo momento de estancamiento, la historia era gil y llena de misterio, la acci n no se detiene nunca.Nuevamente la historia est dividida en dos La primera parte nos adentra en el gran misterio que Akkarin ha mantenido durante toda la saga Sonea de a poco va adentr ndose en el oscuro mundo de la magia superior gracias a su [...]
WHO THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS OKAY All right,fine.ew coming The High Lord is the last book of The Black Magician series It s also,notably,the best book of the series.The first and second books of The Black Magician series had some problems,and they pretty much didn t exist in this last book The characters where engaging The plotline was full of darkness and action packed The plot was well defined Sonea was undergoing some seriously confidence problems in The Novice But in this book,she s extremely e [...]
5.5 10This was no worse than the previous two books and did actually have some things going on it as apposed to the previous two novels in this series but I still didn t care for it overall I resorted to skimming to finish the book as I wasn t invested in the characters at all and whilst there were a few things to be cleared up I didn t care how they would be resolved.If the series had cut out large portions of the first book, the whole of the second book and just used some of the plot devices f [...]
I am moderately satisfied with the series, though not with the first book What I think about each of the three books 1 The Guild almost half of the book is spent relating the tentatives of Sonea, supported by a friend and the Thieves, to conceal herself from the Guild magicians I think it is a waste of time and energy, because every reader undestands since a few pages that she s going to be captured and instructed from the Guild it is impossible not to undestand it the story is related also from [...]
I really disliked the dramatic shift in Akkarin s character that took place in this book It seemed inconsistent with the previous book Granted, a lot of the shift in character stems from previously unknown information being revealed, but it still felt illogical Maybe I would have accepted it easily if there had been a little foreshadowing and ambiguity in previous novels or if there was a bit ambiguity in this one, but Sonea and Loreln especially seemed too willing to forgive and forget.One t [...]
I was disappointed at the end of the book I can t say I was fond of High Lord but it ended in the worst possible way My heart was shattered to pieces as well It s because there were so many things that shouldn t have happened and so many that should Authors will strickes again When I read the story it should have a life on it s own This one didn t I enjoyed the whole trilogy greatly, I read the whole thing in three days and at the end I just couldn t believe It didn t make any sense to me The wh [...]
It s been quite some time since I read this one To be honest, the ending simply ruined it for me Otherwise, it would have gotten 2 stars at least, but I never really connected even with the good parts, and then it whammed me with a mega depressing finale Because the rest of it was so blah, I was counting on a grand finish to pull it through and make it worthwhile, so that ending really, really let me down I also was just not interested in the plots going on parallel to Sonea s, in particular, he [...]
This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm It has been a year since the challenge and Sonea has earned the respect of her fellow novices, but is still being held captive by the High Lord, but as she learns about Akkarin, she has to figure out if he is telling the truth or manipulating her Meanwhile Dannyl and Tayend are happy together and have a mission to stop a group of rogue magicians, and Cery is now a Thief and is tracking down some serial killers Trudi Canavan is a fantast [...]
Un final de trilog a impactante, emocionante pero sobre todo imprevisto Nadie dir a al final del Gremio de los Magos que la historia de Sonea iba a acabar de esta manera De esta manera genial La verdad es que es uno de los finales que m s me ha gustado y es que esta saga no ha hecho m s que ir en ascenso, desde el primer libro hasta el ltimo Merece la pena darle una oportunidad.
It was the perfect ending to this series The frist book was a little slow, but this one had enough twists and new situations to be good paced.Some characters developed immensly and my opinion constantly shifted And I am always a fan when not all characters survive, dark as that may be.
That ending was so unsatisfying for me
3.5Terminado de leer 09 02 2014 tarde _ Autora trollYO I I k knowwww T___TLa experiencia de esta lectura se resume en dos cuestiones, la primera, lo que ya ven a diciendo tres libros para esta historia eran absolutamente innecesarios, los dos primeros bien podr an reducirse a una primera parte de un solo libro y lo que resta para esta ltima entrega La otra cuesti n Qu carajos fue ese final Es que a la autora le entr el demonio George R R Martin al cuerpo Escrib a un tributo a Juego de Tronos o q [...]
Stand 2010Ich fand das Buch genauso gut wie den ersten und den zweiten Teil Nicht schlechter, aber auch nicht wie ich eigentlich gedacht h tte besser Wie schon im ersten und im zweiten Band zieht sich der Anfang sehr und ab der Mitte geht es dann erst so richtig los Meiner Meinung nach h tte man viele Szenen einfach weglassen sollen Fertig So ist das, hart aber wahr Ich habe ja absolut nichts gegen lange B cher, aber, wenn sie einfach nur lang sind um naja, lang zu sein, ist das wirklich nervig [...]
Wasn t my favourite in the series, hence only three stars It is a good series but in this book I personally thought Sonea and Akkarin s romantic interest to be clich Especially when she had his baby at the end cringe The build up was great, but then they got together and I got bored of them almost straight away I felt it would have been prudent for Akkarin to be strong, refusing any romantic involvement resulting in an unrequited forbidden type love senario And perhaps Sonea could have found ou [...]
Yay for dragging the plot like molasses in retarded directions before introducing the Great Danger in the last 1 6 of the allotted space We learn about the impending doom only in this book and it takes half of it to actually get to the point The climax, admittedly, consists of than three pages, but it s very small The scale of the event is striking if you count the persons fighting, it would look live a tavern brawl There are some plot devices here that made me consider giving this book 2 stars [...]
This book is one of my all time favorites, and that s in spite of view spoiler the devastating ending which I wish Canavan would re write There were definite possibilities for it to go in a different direction Maybe the author didn t want it to be predictable, in which case she succeeded Maybe it needed to end this way for some purpose to be revealed in the follow up Traitor Spy series Or maybe tragic endings are sometimes better for the quality and the emotional impact, whether we enjoy it or n [...]
RATING Ever since Sonea became Akkarin s novice, somehow her life in the Guild gets a littler better, if only she can forget what she witnessed in the High Lord s underground room But things get dramatically changed when while living with the High Lord, she witnessed and of Akkarin s activities Until Akkarin was left no choice but to tell her everything and teach her what he knowscluding Black Magic.Sonea, getting closer to Akkarin everyday, is suddenly amidst a much greater conflict that enda [...]
It s a long time since I read a good sized book straight through in less than 24 hours The fact that this book falls into that category was quite a surprise, I hadn t expected it to be so deeply engaging The first two books were good but in my opinion this is the best of the trilogy There is nothing particularly original or stupendous about the story, which is why it reaches only a 4 star rating but for sheer enjoyment and readability I cannot fault it and find myself sorry to be leaving these c [...]
Sonea hat viel gelernt, seit sie in die Gilde aufgenommen wurde Sie hat sich den Respekt der anderen Novizen verschafft und ihren Platz unter den Magiern gefunden Manches jedoch, w nschte sie, h tte sie nie erfahren Spricht Akkarin die Wahrheit, wenn er Sonea warnt, dass die Macht der Feinde des Reiches dramatisch w chst Was bin ich froh, diese Autorin entdeckt zu haben Seit Stephen King hat mich kein Autor so auf Anhieb berzeugt Jetzt habe ich die erste Reihe abgeschlossen, zwei weitere Reihen [...]