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My Pick This Week:
Book Title: The Iron Trial
Author: Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
Book Series: Magisterium, Book #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Magic
Release Date: September 2014
Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart.
Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium.
Call is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.
Simple description with epic potential. This book sounds like it's could be pretty damn awesome. Especially since it's going back to magic. I'm kind of sick of vampires and shifters... bring on the witches, mages, magicians, wizards, etc, etc.
I wanted to learn a little bit more and found this nugget of info from Cassandra Clare's website: "The Iron Trial is the first book in an epic fantasy series that I’m cowriting with Holly Black. The Iron Trial, will be released in September 2014 by Scholastic Books. Four books will follow, one for year of Call’s life from twelve to seventeen, as he comes of age in a world where child apprentices train to be warriors and dark magicians seek to defeat even death. There’s not much else I can say about the books yet, as I’m sworn to secrecy, but I’ve always wanted to write with Holly, and I can definitely say the collaboration has produced characters I love and a story I hope you’ll find as funny, dark, adventurous and unexpected as I do."