"Even if a magician´s powers surface of their own accord, he will soon be dead if he does not gain the knowledge of how to control them."
Alone among all the novices in the Magicians´ Guild, only Sonea comes from lowly beginnings. Yet she has won powerful allies—including Lord Dannyl, newly promoted to Guild Ambassador. But Dannyl must now depart for the Elyne court, leaving Sonea at the mercy of the lies and malicious rumors her enemies are busy spreading . . . until the High Lord Akkarin steps in. The price of Akkarin´s support is dear, however, because Sonea, in turn, must protect his mysteries—and a secret that could lead a young novice mage deep into the darkness.
Meanwhile, Dannyl´s first order to resume High Lord Akkarin´s long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge is setting him on an extraordinary journey fraught with unanticipated peril—as he moves ever-closer to a future both wondrous . . . and terrible.
Trudi Canavan is the author of the bestselling Black Magician trilogy—The Magician´s Guild, The Novice, and The High Lord—as well as Priestess of the White and Last of the Wilds, Books One and Two of her Age of the Five trilogy. She lives in a little house on a hillside, near a forest, in the Melbourne suburb of Ferntree Gully in Australia. She has been making up stories about things that don´t exist for as long as she can remember, and was amazed when her first published story received an Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story in 1999. A freelance illustrator and designer, she also works as the designer and Art Director of Aurealis, a magazine of Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Im zweiten Teil von „The Magician's Guild“ beginnt Sonea endlich ihre Ausbildung. Aber sie hat es alles andere als leicht. Denn sie ist nur ein Mädchen aus den Armenvierteln der Stadt und keine Adlige oder Reiche wie alle anderen Lehrlinge. Sie wird von allen gehasst und geschnitten. Ihr Leben... Im zweiten Teil von „The Magician's Guild“ beginnt Sonea endlich ihre Ausbildung. Aber sie hat es alles andere als leicht. Denn sie ist nur ein Mädchen aus den Armenvierteln der Stadt und keine Adlige oder Reiche wie alle anderen Lehrlinge. Sie wird von allen gehasst und geschnitten. Ihr Leben ist die Hölle und der Leser erfährt wie sie dies trotzdem alles erträgt und beginnt ihre riesigen Kräfte zu beherrschen. Plötzlich keimt in Sonea der Verdacht, daß der Hohe Lord schwarze Magie praktiziert. Aber wem kann sie sich anvertrauen…..????
After the events in the first book of the trilogy, 'The Magician's Guild', Sonea has become a student in the Guild. Her life is made very difficult, however, because many of her fellow students, who all come from the upper class, resent a poor girl from the slums studying... After the events in the first book of the trilogy, 'The Magician's Guild', Sonea has become a student in the Guild. Her life is made very difficult, however, because many of her fellow students, who all come from the upper class, resent a poor girl from the slums studying magic, especially since she has a lot of talent and the help and guidance of one of the older magicians, Rothen. The situation gets a lot worse when Akkarin, an extremely powerful magician and High Lord of the Guild, finds out that she saw him performing illegal magic. To enforce her silence, he takes over her guardianship from Rothen and threatens the people she cares about if she doesn't keep her knowledge to herself. While Sonea confronts her problems at the Guild, Rothen's former pupil Dannyl is on an assignment as ambassador at the Elyne court. He also has a secret task: To follow in the footsteps of the High Lord and find out what ancient magic he studied in other countries 10 years before. What he finds points to Akkarin using black magic... This book shouldn't be read on its own but in connection with the other two novels in the trilogy. (The Magician's Guild and The High Lord) Personally, I didn't like it as much as the others, simply because I felt that Sonea's story was very suspenseful and as soon as I really was into her situation the novel switched back to Dannyl. Despite that, it was a good book and I would recommend it as a good fantasy novel.