Set well before ‘The Black Magician’ trilogy, ‘The Magician’s apprentice follows Tessia, a young girl who works as an assistant to her father, the village healer. Determined to break the rule of women not being allowed entry into the Guild of Healers, Tessia works hard in following in her father’s footsteps.
In an attempt to prevent a visiting Sachakan mage, Tessia uses magic; this makes her world a lot more complicated – now she is a magician’s apprentice.
Tessia’s new world is exciting and full of opportunities however events are brewing that will lead two nations to war and spark an event that will mark Kyralia for centuries…
I loved this book! It’s a wonderful prequel that describes brilliantly the history of Kyralia and why the politics and landscapes are shaped and manage in the way they are in The Black Magician trilogy.
I would recommend that readers enjoy the trilogy before this prequel as there is more mystery and intrigue then, however once you get to this novel, your questions will all be answered; well… mostly.
I have been a big fan of Trudi Canavan’s work since I was too young to be actually reading her novels! I loved this book so I’m sure I will love her next trilogy set after the events of The Black Magician trilogy.