The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1) by Holly Black

The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)

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...

Details The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)

TitleThe Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
Release DateSep 9th, 2014
PublisherScholastic Press
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Magic

Reviews The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)

  • Rick Riordan
    Callum Hunt does not want to be a magician. All his life, his father has warned him about the dangers of magic, and the sinister ways of the mages who teach youngsters to use their powers in the underground world of the Magisterium. When Callum comes of age and must take his entrance exam for the Magisterium, he tries his hardest to fail. But he fails to fail. He is chosen to train with Master Rufus, the most prestigious mage in the Magisterium. ...
  • KL (Cat)
    A pre-review in Disney Gifs Initial Impression:First 50 pages:All the Harry Potter similarities:Worldbuilding + Magic system:The plot:The very obvious "plot twist":The convenient info-dumpings: Conclusion:Basically:
  • Lola Reviewer
    I really wanted to love this. Really wanted. ‘‘The Enemy was a great mage – maybe even the best – but he went crazy. He wanted to live forever and make the dead live again. That’s why they called him the Enemy of Death, because he tried to conquer death. He started pulling chaos into the world, putting the power of the void into animals…and even people.’’ Sigh.I’m thinking that this reminds me very much of someone in the Harry P...
  • Giselle
    I really wanted to love this one, and I could almost give it a 3-star after the fascinating twist at the end, but I just can't. For the most part, I couldn't stop seeing the glaring parallels with Harry Potter which annoyed me endlessly. I'm not one to roll my eyes at similar storylines - I don't curse all MG novels about magic school for being Harry Potter rip-offs, but there are only so many similarities I can tolerate.So let's see, we have thi...