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Read The Magicians Guild Online Pdf Download is a platform for academics to share research papers. The Magicians' Guild is the first fantasy novel in The Black Magician series by Trudi Canavan.Published in 2001, it is followed by The Novice (2002) and The High Lord (2003). The book tells the story of Sonea, a young girl from the slums, as she discovers her magical potential. When she hurls a stone through a magical barrier, accidentally injuring a magician behind it, Sonea finds herself on.


An exciting new series set in a multiple-world universe. In one world, Tyen, an archaeology and sorcery student, discovers a sentient book during an expedition to unearth ancient tombs. In another, Rielle, the daughter of rich dye merchants, knows she had forbidden magical ability because she can see Stain, the void left when magic is stripped from the world.


Book 1: Thief’s Magic
Book 2: Angel of Storms
Book 3: Successor’s Promise
Book 4: Maker’s Curse, to be published in 2020

The trilogy that introduced readers to the Magicians’ Guild of Kyralia. Sonea’s magical ability is revealed during a confrontation between the poor and the Magicians’ Guild, and her life seems outside of her control from that moment on. In her struggle to learn magic and find her place, she discovers a dark and terrifying secret at the heart of the Guild that not only involves forbidden magic, but her friends in the city’s underworld, and the very survival of Kyralia and the Allied Lands.

Book 1: The Magicians’ Guild
Book 2:The Novice
Book 3: The High Lord
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Set hundreds of years before the events of Black Magician Trilogy, this stand-alone novel can be read as an introduction to, or an addition to, the story of Kyralia and its magicians. Tessia has grown up working as an assistant to her father, a village healer. When an encounter with a visiting Sachakan magician causes her to discover her latent magical ability, she is apprenticed to the powerful local magician, Lord Dakon. When the Sachakan magician returns with his allies, intent on conquering Kyralia, she is drawn into a war that will change nations and stretch the boundaries of magical knowledge.

The Traitor Spy Trilogy takes place a generation after the events of the Black Magician Trilogy. Black magic is no longer forbidden to Guild magicians, but the knowledge and practice of it is severely restricted. The underworld’s shaky alliance is long abandoned, and someone is killing off Thieves. The Allied Lands maintain peaceful relations with Sachaka, fearing they may face worse than invasion by a band of Ichani outcasts. One young magician learns that a form of magical defense may exist that could allow the Guild to reject black magic without leaving itself vulnerable, and seeking this takes him places he – and the Guild – never knew existed.

Book 1: The Ambassador’s Mission
Book 2: The Rogue
Book 3: The Traitor Queen

The Age of the Five is a fantasy trilogy set in a new and exciting world. They recounting the story of Auraya, a young priestess who rises to the highest rank in her world’s religious hierarchy, only to find that there may be more to the gods she worships than she was led to believe.

Book 1: Priestess of the White
Book 2: Last of the Wilds
Book 3: Voice of the Gods

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Caught up in a confrontation between the hated Guild magicians and the angry youth of the slums Sonea discovers, to her dismay, 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..… (more)
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This was a favorite series of mine back in high school and I'm pleased to say it remains a favorite. It was almost like reading the book again for the first time because I'd forgotten all but the bare bones of the story. Sonea is probably your generic, fantasy underdog character, but she's one I enjoy reading about. Canavan's world-building is great and I find myself easily caught up in the drama of the guild. I also enjoy the way Canavan weaves relevant topics like class and sexual preference into her characters and world. To me, this is one of those fantasy books that feels timeless. If you enjoy the magical school atmosphere, but you don't want the detail of daily courses and homework (a la HP), this is a series you should check out. It still gives the university atmosphere but focuses on the bigger picture. ( )
MillieHennessy Nov 11, 2020
A girl discovers she can use magic but distrusts the Guild that she must join to get training. An engaging and well paced story. ( )
Saraishelafs Nov 4, 2020
It was very cute. All I've been seeming to pick up these days are fantasy crusades and massacres, so this was such a good turn away. It was very light in terms of intensity, which is great for those times when you're not into the slaughter of villages. It was strange because I feel like with another book I would have said, 'But nothing happened . . .' but this was a good enough story that I didn't mind. I understand that it was just the beginning and the fact that I was explicitly told what at least the next book would be about was a bit better than a lot of other instances. The main problem I had was that the first half of the book was unnecessarily long-winded. It was basically the concentration of my 'but nothing happened . . .' thoughts. The second part is much better. I almost skipped ahead to it, but I, rather obviously, figured I'd miss stuff.
I would recommend it. It's actually good and the main character is super great and a super strong person. I love her a lot and I want to see what happens to her. On to the next one. ( )
Isana Jul 7, 2020
I stumbled across this book series through my friend who is passionately obsessed with everything Canavan, so naturally, as a good friend I decided it was time to check it out. Okay, he said it was a fantasy with gay moments and I was instantly hooked. It's hard not to want to get your hands on a book like that. Good fantasy is exciting enough but good fantasy with gays? Oh, yes.
Sonea is a young slum girl who lives in a world in which magic is real but limited to those belong to the Magician's Guild and it's been centuries since anyone but children of the wealthy Houses were allowed to study as novices under the magicians of the Guild. It's been so long that most people seem to consider magic limited to those of the Houses. But they couldn't be more wrong.
Sonea's hometown has an annual event called The Purge; a brutal and embarrassing day for those of the lower social classes. The magicians gather to purge the city of its unwanted population; forcing them into the slums that surround the area within the city wall. During this year's Purge, she runs into some old friends who decides to throw stones at the magicians to demonstrate their rage. It doesn't hurt them anyway, the magicians have shields that protect them from the crowd. Nothing can go in without them allowing it. Well, at least not until Sonea throws a stone driven by pure rage.. and manages to knock out a magician.
She manages to get away with the help of her old friends but life as she knows it is undoubtedly over. The magicians are looking for her all over with seemingly no intentions to stop until they've found her. Sonea, on the other hand, is determined not to be found. But being in hiding turns out to be harder than originally thought, especially as her magical strength seem to grow..
Oh boy, am I glad I decided to give this book a try. I'm usually quite skeptic about fantasy books as it's probably the genre I'm most picky about but this book really caught me right away. The concept was quite interesting and I found myself on Sonea and her friends' side quite quickly. Not just because of the fucked up society they seem to live in but also because they were all so lovely and well-written. Sonea reminded me a lot of Aria Stark (in all the good ways) and it was hard not to enjoy her adventures. She's funny, complex and troubled. I just wanted the best for her, and I still do. I'm definitely Team Sonea.
I have two complaints though; the first one is the lack of gay even though I've been assured there will be more lots more gay in the second book. The other one is that it felt a bit repetitive when they were trying to find her but then it got so repetitive that it was actually more amusing than boring so I'm not sure this qualifies as an actual complaint. I'm, however, kind of disappointed I'm not a magician. It seems awesome. Maybe not Harry Potter awesome but still.. c'mon. ( )
autisticluke Nov 14, 2019
al principio me ha parecido un poco lento, pero en cuanto Sonea empieza con su magia todo se precipita ( )
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Caught up in a confrontation between the hated Guild magicians and the angry youth of the slums Sonea discovers, to her dismay, 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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