The Magician's Apprentice

The Magician's Apprentice

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In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn.

When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord Dakon, Tessia is forced to fight off the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage - and instinctively uses magic. She now finds herself facing an entirely different future as Lord Dakon's apprentice.

But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. Events are brewing that will lead nations into war, rival magicians into conflict, and spark an act of sorcery so brutal that its effects will be felt for centuries . . .

Publisher: London : Orbit, 2009.
ISBN: 9781841495972
Characteristics: 593 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.


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Sep 10, 2013

This is a fantastic fantasy novel that has war and politics. It is almost as if it is set in the medieval ages -transportation is through the use of carriages, and there is no electricity or modern technology, ect. The countries and races of people are completely conjured by the authors wonderful creativity. The planet itself is described similarly to earth, if not the exact same.

The story starts off drawing in the reader with vividry and gore -many deaths are described and while the actual deaths are not too gruesome, the anatomical dissections of some bodies can be a bit bloody for anyone who is overly squeamish-, but it ultimately tugs at the emotions with a little bit of romance and a lot of mutually supported heroism -heroism of an entire group of people who use their magic to protect the freedom of others.

I liked how this book showed the social strata that occurs in society while keeping me entertained with mystery and magical displays.
An allover good read.

May 10, 2013

This is an AWESOME book!! Once again Trudi Canavan is AMAZING!!!!!!!

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