Monday, July 04, 2011

The Black Magician Trilogy

I felt before this that I haven't used Goodreads to its full potential, but am going to start now. With Goodreads, it became easier to keep track the books I had read and reviewed.

So I had bought the Black Magician Trilogy entah bile lamanye dahulu. The books are quite satisfying and make for a fast read. Reviews below:

The Magicians' Guild (Black Magician Trilogy, #1)The Magicians' Guild by Trudi Canavan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I like the characters and tone of the story. The chase became quite boring, and it only begin to pick up around 3/4 of the book, which is no worry to me because I got the next book on my bookshelves.

The Novice (Black Magician Trilogy, #2)The Novice by Trudi Canavan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second book in the trilogy is a lot more satisfying maybe since we are reading only about the Guild, so I don't felt thrown from one place to the other like the first book.

So it is quite exciting for me to get to know of this world. It feels Harry Potter-ish to me, as a lot of it deals with how Sonea getting along with her classmates but less teen/children drama, while Harry Potter have his small circle of close friends, Sonea still have none. There is basically no happy ending in this one for all.

The High Lord (Black Magician Trilogy, #3)The High Lord by Trudi Canavan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The tone of this book is darker than rest, and maybe because I read 3 books successively, it is quite a surprise to me that Sonea is already a young woman. (while the magicians called her as a young woman right from the start, it doesn't feel like it).

It deals mostly with Akkarin and Sonea, the reasons why Akkarin uses black magic. At the end of the book, we are dealing with war, and the actions being described here is fast pace but clear enough that we don't feel rush when reading the book.

I don't quite like the ending but understood why it must be so. I felt a bit sad after finishing the whole trilogy as it is my thought that this book is the best of the three, but there is another set of the Guild books, that I am looking forward to buy and read.


Silen Reader said...

try Jim Butcher's book. especially the dresden files series.the series may start slow but they are very fun to read and the main character is lovable. =D

Dils said...

Interesting. It kinda like the upcoming series Grimms. Maybe I'll try it out

Dr. Ben said...

for a 400 pages book, how long do you take to finish it.

- n00b reader.

Dils said...

Depends actually.

Kalau no interruption and I like the book, I can finish it in the weekend.

Kalau boring, it can take weeks.

Usually it takes me around 2 weeks nowadays to finish a book due to chores, works and tvs!

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