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Publisher's Summary

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.
Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.
All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.
So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.
Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.
The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.
©2014 Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (P)2014 Listening Library
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By Douglas on 09-11-14

Harry Potter it ain't!

What made the experience of listening to The Iron Trial the most enjoyable?

The characters were well voiced and most of the main characters had a seperate voice. The Narrator was animated and matched mood of the current scene well.

What other book might you compare The Iron Trial to and why?

I've seen claims that this is similar to Harry Potter and really it's not. I'd be more incline to compare this book to "The Dark Is Rising" volume 2. I think this is a better comparison because unlike Harry otter, both this book and the otehr are gears towards and older YA range.

Which scene was your favorite?

I can't really answer this without giving away spoilers

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. While there were some areas that dragged, I was hooked form the beginning and had to resist the urge to skip to the end to find out what happened.

Any additional comments?

I'll be interested in seeing if the second book in the sereis stands up just as well as the first book. I enjoyed this novel because the characters seemed fleshed out, there was some mystery and not everything is neatly wrapped up.

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By Kindle Customer on 09-28-14

Engaging Fantasy

What did you love best about The Iron Trial?

I enjoyed the book and look forward to a sequel. Well written and performed. Kept my interest throughout.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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