• The Magicians' Guild

  • The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Kellie Bright
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-14-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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
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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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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Michelle C. on 09-23-06

Disappointing

I was disappointed by this book. It was slow moving and frustrating, I just wanted to slap the heroine. I struggled to finish the book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By William on 03-12-06

Excellent!

I really enjoy fantasy books and this series (of which this story is the first of three) is my favorate. This story is good, the second (The Apprentice) is better and the last (The High Lord) is fantastic!

I really enjoyed the reading of the book in this audio and can't wait for the rest of the series to be released.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gill on 07-04-06

The trillogy is the best I have read for a while!

This is a great book, though a little slow in setting the scene, it picks up pace. By the time you have read the second book, you cant stop at the end, so have the third one to hand!! Just a great story. I am looking forward to reading more from Ms Canavan.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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