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Author: Cassandra Clare, Holly Black Narrator: Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Magisterium Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780804122610
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • "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

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, September 2014

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.