The Iron Trial by Holly Black audiobook

The Iron Trial: Book One of Magisterium

By Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Read by Paul Boehmer

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The Magisterium Series: Book 1

8.00 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780804122610

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.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, September 2014

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"The Iron Trial is a fun, heroic narrative that avoids relying on predictable tropes. Yes, there are two boys and a girl and yes, there is a school of magic, but what we have here is less a Harry Potter story and more a telling of an entirely new system of magic, which is an accomplishment in itself…A delicious must-read.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Paranormal powerhouses Black and Clare successfully combine their talents in this exciting fantasy. You’ll root for the bullied hero while enjoying a glimpse of this magical world. Though there are echoes of Hogwarts within the magic school trope, Black and Clare’s twist will keep readers anxious for book two.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“A thrilling coming-of-age story that embraces fantasy tropes while keeping readers guessing…The strange, subterranean Magisterium is vividly rendered, and a string of ominous revelations will leave readers eager for future installments. Fans of both authors will enjoy getting to know this well-rounded cast in the first steps of their adventure.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A promising beginning to a complex exploration of good and evil, as well as friendship’s loyalty.” Kirkus Reviews
“This could be a challenging narration for any reader, but Boehmer navigates his way through this new magical world with ease, providing an especially apt voice for Master Rufus, the mage whom Callum is apprenticed to. His deep voice is authoritative and distinctive, quite different from the voices of the apprentices. As the apprentices begin their iron year (the first year of training), Boehmer conveys the full range of Call’s emotions as he learns about his destiny. Listeners will eagerly await the second audiobook in this series.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Holly Black

Author Bio: Holly Black

Holly Black is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including The Folk of the Air trilogy, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Eisner Award and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award and Mythopoeic Award.

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Author Bio: Cassandra Clare

Author Bio: Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and she is coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. She also wrote The Shadowhunter’s Codex with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than thirty-five million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 8.00
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English