We should expect this young woman to be powerful than our average novice, possibly even powerful than the average magician This year, like every other, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city of undesirables Cloaked in the protection of their sorcery, they move with no fear of the vagrants and miscreants who despise them and their work until one enr We should expect this young woman to be powerful than our average novice, possibly even powerful than the average magician This year, like every other, the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city of undesirables Cloaked in the protection of their sorcery, they move with no fear of the vagrants and miscreants who despise them and their work until one enraged girl, barely than a child, hurls a stone at the hated invadersd effortlessly penetrates their magical shield.What the Magicians Guild has long dreaded has finally come to pass There is someone outside their ranks who possesses a raw power beyond imagining, an untrained mage who must be found and schooled before she destroys herself and her city with a force she cannot yet control.
The Magicians Guild We should expect this young woman to be powerful than our average novice possibly even powerful than the average magician This year like every other the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the cit
It s hollow, it goes on forever My god It s full of tropes I mean, seriously I m not saying this book was complete Harry Potter rip off, but come on It s got an orphan with mysterious powers, jealous bad guys who are disproportionately threatened by a child, a kindly old man, a wizard school with color coordinating robes and folks who don t take kindly to muggles, err, poor people And yet there was no stew, no tunics, and no prophecy I m sure there will be a prophecy later After all, there are [...]
She was special, but in a way he could not have guessed She had magic DNF 67% I am sorry, but I can t take of the insipid interactions between these flat and dull characters also, stupid who keep running around in this vague and generic world where nuance doesn t exist and where everyone generalize to excess Don t even get me started about the writing, so bland and repetitive that it would be laughable if it wasn t so terrible I really don t care if it gets better after I can t suffer from one [...]
I was going to put this up on my currently reading shelf, but it didn t take me long enough to finish it Or, perhaps, I read than I check this website.Either way, this book I just finished half an hour ago is a cute little start to what seems to be a simple and inoffensive fantasy trilogy set in a stock and trade fantasy setting with basic characters and a plot you would expect THAT being said, it was interesting enough to make me go look for the second and third books Or, rather, I WILL go loo [...]
If this young woman is a natural, we should expect her to be powerful than our average novice, possibly even powerful than the average magician This one started off a bit slow and dragged on a bit but for some strange reason I kept on reading as I felt that it would eventually pay off The characters were well developed and the world building great The heroine annoyed the crap out of me at times but I m glad that I held on.I really would like to see where this trilogy goes so I eagerly look for [...]
A protagonist that is super special, and a world apparently divided into slums and powerful rich magic people I like my fantasy in shades of grey, not black and white, and I m sick of protagonists that are born special than other people, rather than character development and hard work making them special, so I guess I should have known this one wouldn t thrill me But I was looking for a kickass female magician protagonist, and I thought maybe this would give it to me.Pet Peeve Canavan can t be [...]
This review was written by Manon for RantingDragonThe redundant beginningSonea is a dwell that lives in the slums Everyone in the slums hates the Magicians that live safely, luxuriously and arrogantly up in their Magician s Guild Only those of the Houses can become Magicians, and those in the slums are regarded as rats of the city, without any magical potential.Until Sonea and her gang start throwing rocks to the heads of the Magicians that have gathered for the annual Purge the Purge being the [...]
This book was divided into two parts and felt like two different stories to me Part one would be The chase and part two would be The actual story Thus I will review both parts seperately.Part One 2 starsSonea lives in the slums She and her family have been put out of their homes by the magicians, and now they re back on the streets This event happens every year and is called the Purge An angry mob gathers around the magicians, who are protected by a magical shield No matter how many stones the d [...]
Telling the story of Sonea a girl trying to live in a world of division where the magicians rule Not only is she a girl but she is a commoner who could never be part of such a precious world Well, things change and in an instant Sonea life changes through no fault of her own but all by accident The adventure begins when she discovers that she too possess the same precious power, that is ten times the strength of an ordinary magician Not only does this shock her but it also shocks the magicians g [...]
TE ODIO MEREC S MORIRRRRR Da vuelta el libro para leer la sinopsis MAGIA, ACCI N Y AVENTURA EN LA PERA PRIMA DE UNA AUTORA QUE HA TRIUNFADO EN EL MUNDO ENTERONo me encontr con nada de eso.Me decepcion No demasiado, porque no le hab a puesto tantas fichas, pero no me gust Fue aburrid simo, ABURRID SIMO Spoilers.Sonea es una plebeya que vive entre ladrones y que odia a los magos del gremio porque parece ser que son como la polic a abusiva del reino Oh, casualidad, un d a, de la nada, descubre que [...]
Vollst ndige Rezension hierKurzbeschreibung Willkommen in Imardin, eine Stadt in Kyralia Eine Stadt, in der der Unterschied zwischen arm und reich deutlich zu sp ren ist In Imardin findet seit langer Zeit die S uberung statt Ein Mal im Jahr werden die Bettler und Obdachlosen aus der Stadt vertrieben und das von Magiern.Die Magier gelten als unverwundbar, niemand kann ihnen etwas anhaben.Bis auf Sonea, das Stra enkind, welches aus Wut, den Schutzwall der Magier durchbricht und einen von ihnen mit [...]
This was a very enjoyable read with an interesting story and some very likeable characters I particularly enjoyed the chapters about magic and entering other people s minds Loved the descriptions likening minds to rooms in houses It was all very interesting and made a change from the usual magic books where everyone is throwing magical stuff around and killing each other The ending was very obviously the lead up to the next book and I have no problem being led In fact I am looking forward to par [...]
It is said, in Imardin, that the wind has a soul, and that it wails through the narrow streets because it is grieved by what it finds there I picked this up with every intention of reading this the same as with every book I pick up The synopsis piqued my interest and I m ready to cut my arm for a copy of this However, when I took a quick look at the review section, I was surprised to see that it has so many bad reviews Did that deter me from reading this Absolutely not I read books that fascinat [...]
Canavan became so popular that she unavoidably made me interested she is getting lumped together with big names in industry, such as Rowling, Paolini and even Meyer Out of these only Rowling is worth something, being the one to cause this avalanche I was really curious whether Canavan was as bad as other fantasy related authors loved by the public and finally got to read her books, courtesy of a friend.The Magicians Guild starts simply enough lowest caste tangles into skirmishes with the nobles [...]
CORA AND THE REREADS5 Words Magic, power, misunderstanding, prejudice, secrets.It is said, in Imardin, that the wind has a soul, and that it wails through the narrow streets because it is grieved by what it finds there.Buddy read with my bookish bestie Steph.Yeah, I just love this book.
Here s me being ruthless It s my new year s resolution.I m giving this away at 16% I m not going to rate it because I haven t given it enough of a chance but the style of writing reminds me of the first Harry Potter book ie written for young children, but without the same charm The audio narration by Richard Aspel wasn t terrible, but very average maybe it was what he had to work with Possibly, if I gave this of a chance, this would grow on me as I like coming of age, process of discovery, magi [...]
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I love Trudi Canavan s ability to create imagined worlds with strong characters Sonea is an ordinary slum girl, poor, yet honest She has questionable ties that she left long ago in order to pursue a life her aunt and uncle would approve of When the magicians of the guild come to purge the city of slum scum, Sonea finds herself amongst her old friendships In the spirit of the rebellion from the city folk Sonea throws a stone at a group of magicians who have a magic shield up Using her anger, she [...]
This was better than I was expecting it to be I like my fantasy a little darker than the standard and this had some components that fit nicely into that category A world in which powerful, greedy magicians rule the world and keep society firmly under their thumb The setting is fairly stock fantasy and the main character s unrelenting stubborness began to really annoy me Both of these issues kept me from rating it higher than 3 stars but I still liked it enough to read the next book in the series [...]
As a first novel it s not bad and, while it s enjoyable enough, that fact shows throughout.The story lacks any real depth, character development is minimal, the plot is extremely predictable and the dialogue very stilted I get the impression that Ms Canavan has done a bit of Dungeons and Dragons playing as it comes close to such an adventure all surface, single layer action and no deep storyline There is a little hint of a darker story in there but we don t get to see much of it here perhaps the [...]
Reading through this felt like trudging through mud The writing was horrible, it was so dry and lifeless that I had to push myself really hard to reach even a quarter of the book The characters are cardboard cutouts, having some traits borrowed from other successful novels.And don t get me started on the dialogue It was nightmarish The magic in this book has no construct to it, its just random people reading thoughts and throwing balls of fire No joke.The protagonist is a scared little girl do [...]
I m glad that I didn t purchase the entire series The Magicians Guild has all of the elements of an interesting fantasy story, without the story to support it This took me so long to get through that I found myself skimming quickly just so that I could finish It s a shame really because the idea was great, but the execution was lacking.
Can t stop to review Must begin next book immediately
It could have been better and shorter.
En realidad no son 4 estrellas ser an 3 5, pero no quer a ponerle 3.La parte final hace que el libro remonte bastante.El principio es interesante pero un poco lento para m Estaba deseando que los magos encontrasen a Sonea para conocer m s sobre ellos.Rothen, Dannyl y Cery han sido mis personajes favoritos y espero que sigan apareciendo bastante en los pr ximos libros.Fergun me ha parecido lo peor Un personaje malo porque s , clasista, con ansias de venganza un malo bastante flojo la verdad, pero [...]
This book started off on the wrong foot for me, with a contradiction in the first paragraph is the wind howling because of what it sees or is it silent because of what it sees The next few chapters did little to improve my opinion The characters were stereotyped and the description clumsy There were info dumps about how the world worked There were words changed simply to make the world feel different for example, ale became bol and there were substituted words for tea, coffee and trouble Some ve [...]
Stand 2010Ein junges M dchen aus rmlichen Verh ltnissen, das den berheblichen Magiern mal zeigt wo s langgeht Jawoll Allein die Grundidee der Geschichte hat mich schon begeistert.Sonea ist ein sehr sympathischer Charakter Durch ihre Verbindungen zu den Dieben und ihre Vergangenheit in einer Stra enbande verliert sie auch diesen Ich bin die Unschuld vom Lande Charakter, der so vielen Fantasy Hauptcharakteren anlastet Sie ist stark und meist auch selbstbewusst Aber sie hat auch ihre schwachen Mome [...]
I didn t hate it, but I couldn t finish it The multiple POVs worked against it, taking away all sense of mystery and suspense You just sit waiting for the characters to work their misunderstandings out, knowing that eventually they will it s just a question of how long it ll take And boy, does it take a long time Eventually I just decided it wasn t worth the wait The characters were all very simple and uninteresting to me They re good or they re bad, they re male or they re female, but very litt [...]
I wasn t too thrilled at the first part, but the second part kind of makes up for it, and it seems like there could be interesting developments in the two other books.
I read this so long ago but I still feel all the feels This might get a re read.
This book was a very easy and enjoyable read and I will definitely be continuing this series I enjoyed each different POV in this book and thought they all really added to the story I liked each character and although we learn a lot about them as the book progresses, there are still mysteries about their pasts that I am intrigued to learn about in future books.It was great to read about a society with magic that has a university to teach students Completely different from Harry Potter I really [...]