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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,138 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Trudi Canavan Narrator: Rosamund Pike Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781600245367
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Set hundreds of years before the events of The Magicians’ Guild, THE MAGICIAN’S APPRENTICE is the new novel set in the world of Trudi Canavan’s Black Magician Trilogy.

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

When the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage get violent, Tessia unconsciously taps unknown reserves of magic to defend herself. Lord Dakon, the local magician, takes Tessia under his wing as an apprentice.

The long hours of study and self-discipline also offer more opportunities than she had ever hoped for, and an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants - and, to Tessia’s delight - regular trips to the great city of Imardin.

But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For great danger looms on the horizon for Tessia and her world.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria Masitsa | 2/15/2014

    " I love Trudi Canavan, my new favourite author. This book is marvelous. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 2/12/2014

    " all the usual trappings of the high fantasy genre which I generally adore (neophyte female magician in a medieval-ish world - learning about the craft of magic while also bashing her way through the glass ceiling of stereotypes). Nice, predictable fare. A bit more political strategy in this than in other high fantasy, which is also appealing. Although the middle dragged a little bit, the pace picked up towards the end and the foreshadowing of events (since it is apparently a prequel to Canavan's other series) made me consider reading more about this world. Nothing ground-breaking, but hits the escapist, medieval-magical-fantasy world spot when you need it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katarina Pisarova | 1/22/2014

    " A little slow paced and fragmented for my taste though it is still a very good story and holds its own compared to the prequel series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete Aldin | 1/22/2014

    " Haven't read any other Canavan. Found this a fun book to read. Kept me interested to the end. Great world, great characters, great action. What more can you ask for from a fantasy book? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 1/20/2014

    " I like the way it starts out. I just wish she keep with the story of the young female apprentice and add more to it from her point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 1/5/2014

    " This is my first Trudi Canavan book and I was happy to learn that it's the prequel to the black magician trilogy which I haven't read yet and now I can read them all in sequence. It was a great read, a perfect start to my holiday, it was nice to read a stand alone book for once. I loved the characters and their relationships with each other and how they developed through the book, it did feel like a swift ending though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Smith | 12/30/2013

    " This is a great book, probably the best of all of Canavan's books that I've read so far. Great all around, a fantastic read. (view spoiler)[One little problem I had with it was that while we had plenty of insight into why Jayan ended up falling in love with Tessia, there was less about how Tessia fell in love with him. First she dislikes him, then sort of comes to tolerate him, then they seem to be come friends, but we don't really get much of her viewpoint during it all, or at least not as much as we do for Jayan. However that's minor gripe which is eclipsed by the fact that they DID confess their love for each other! I nearly died when I thought Jayan was going to die before telling Tessia how he felt. D: (hide spoiler)] "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristyh | 12/24/2013

    " Not my cup of tea, gave up when slave lying beaten on bed to be healed by doctor and daughter who was being threatened with marriage and babies in made up land, with strange (but recognisable) animals and foods. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adhe | 8/10/2013

    " Akhirnya kelar jg... Perlu waktu lebih dr 3 minggu buat namatin buku. Ceritanya agak mengecewakan, tdk seseru The Blak Magician.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ruchi | 7/30/2013

    " I liked the character of Tessia. The book could have been written better. There are some scenes that are stretched too much whereas some to which more justice was needed.But overall it was worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandy | 7/15/2013

    " I real;ly enjoyed her Black Magician series but I couldn't finish this. I felt that the book didn't have enough action. I found that after they got to the city and Canavan started describing shopping trips and parties I lost interest in what was happening. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaustubh Pal | 4/10/2013

    " I found the book to be a bore "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joie | 11/26/2012

    " really good I enjoyed it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dali | 10/6/2012

    " Excellent book. Wonderfully written. Gives background on many topics in the history of Kyralia that are talked about in other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair | 8/17/2011

    " Pretty good. Some parts were slow but I would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ayu Noorfajarryani | 8/7/2011

    " Its good but not too good.actually it dont have a good climax coz it has 2 story that very different and not very suit to each other.but this books made me dont want to stop to read it but do a little sneak peak for last page coz some chapter made me bored and confused. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 5/7/2011

    " Well, I really enjoyed the Black Magician trilogy but this one just couldn't hold my interest. I enjoyed the first 150 pages but then got bored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherilee | 4/26/2011

    " As a roommate once said - It was long and full of words. The book started out interesting but began dragging about 1/2 way through and I felt like I was just wading. I'm all for reading longs books but sometimes I think it is difficult to keep the plot going with minimal dragging. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristyh | 4/11/2011

    " Not my cup of tea, gave up when slave lying beaten on bed to be healed by doctor and daughter who was being threatened with marriage and babies in made up land, with strange (but recognisable) animals and foods. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ayu | 4/3/2011

    " Its good but not too good.actually it dont have a good climax coz it has 2 story that very different and not very suit to each other.but this books made me dont want to stop to read it but do a little sneak peak for last page coz some chapter made me bored and confused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 3/26/2011

    " I thourghly, enjoyed this book, it was really good and had alot of fun twists that i didn't see coming. I'd recommend this book to anyone that likes new worlds of magic and stratagy in war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/4/2011

    " I found this to be a very enjoyable read. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the original trilogy, but it still gave me some good down time. The end was quite satisfying, but left me a little sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Freya | 2/10/2011

    " Was ok... I enjoyed it but made slow progress. What didn't help I think is that I read this first before the series, so I have unanswered questions now :) "

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About the Author
Author Trudi Canavan

Trudi Canavan is an Australian fantasy writer and the author of the Black Magician Trilogy.

About the Narrator

Rosamund Pike was born in London to a classical violinist mother and opera singer father. She traveled throughout Europe during her early childhood and now speaks fluent German and French. As an actress she has appeared in a number of films and television series, including Wives and Daughters, An Education, Jack Reacher, and the Bond film Die Another Day.