The Magician's Guild : The Black Magician Trilogy

  • by Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by Richard Aspel
  • Series: The Black Magician Trilogy
  • 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sonea is caught up in a confrontation between the hated Guild magicians and the angry youth of the slums. To her dismay, she discovers that she possesses the same powers as the reviled magicians. To avoid capture, she must seek protection from the city's feared underworld, The Thieves. In return, she must use her powers for them, but her magic never seems to do quite what she intends it to.

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What the Critics Say

"The first part of the Black Magician Trilogy, this captivating tale has already been hailed by critics as a 'must for lovers of good fantasy'." (Marie Claire)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good book - shame about the narrator

I believe this audiobook is let down by the narrator, Richard Aspel. His timing is poor, he uses inappropriate emphasis on sentences and his odd accents distract from the story rather than adding to it.

The book itself is fun and interesting. Some points were repeated too often and I found myself thinking: "yes, I realised that was important the first 5 times it was mentioned". However, the pace of the book picks up in the final third and I am very interested to find out how the lead character, Sonea, develops in the next book.

Thank you Trudi :)
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- Brighton UK Customer

Awful narrator

This is the first audio book that I have had to stop listening to because the narrator aggravated me so much,
I will buy the books and read them instead
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- Sparks

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-12-2007
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd