Title: The Iron Trial.
Author: Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
Year of Publication: 2014 (UK).
Publisher: Doubleday (UK).
Format: Available in hardback, an ebook, and an audiobook. The paperback will be released soon.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): When the paperback is released I think it will be £9.99 (UK).
Age Range: I suggest from about 8 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.
This book is the first book in a series called Magisterium.
*THE COVER SHOWN IS FOR THE UK HARDBACK. THE PAPERBACK MAY LOOK DIFFERENT WHEN IT IS RELEASED.*
Call is the weird kid other kids pick on. Call can never join in with anything fun because his leg is so messed up it hurts to walk far. Call doesn’t want to be selected to study magic, because his dad has spent his whole life telling him how evil The Magisterium is, and how they’re responsible for his mum’s death. So when he is called to take a test to enter the Magisterium as an apprentice, he does everything he can to fail. Only he fails, at failing.
Taken on as one of only three apprentices to Master Rufus, one of the greatest Masters at the Magisterium, Call is just as much of an outcast as he was in the outside world. Call doesn’t care though, because he plans on leaving as soon as he can and return to his non-magical life with his dad. But despite his plan, Call finds himself wanting to stay.
As the book reaches its climax there is a very big surprise in store, as Call discovers secrets from his past that will shock you, and change the whole story completely. It’s these secrets that make the book special for me, because they change what you think about how the story is going to move forward.
I think any Potterhead will love this story, and with four more books to come get ready for an adventure. There’s no name for the next book yet as far as I know, but it’s due to be released in September 2015.
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” Hellen Keller.