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Uczennica Maga (The Black Magician Trilogy 0.5)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  17,711 Ratings  ·  528 Reviews
Uczennica Maga opisuje wydarzenia rozgrywające się setki lat przed czasami Gildii Magów. Jest to idealne wprowadzenie do świata bestsellerowej Trylogii Czarnego Maga autorstwa Trudi Canavan.

W wiosce Mandryn na obrzeżach Kyralii dziewczyna imieniem Tessia pomaga swojemu ojcu w pracy uzdrowiciela - ku utrapieniu matki, która wolałaby, by córka raczej poszukała sobie męża. Ch
Hardcover, 830 pages
Published February 25th 2009 by Galeria Książki (first published 2009)
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Mar 15, 2009 Jeffrey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Canavan fans
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2009
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jan 28, 2009 J.C. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads, arc, fantasy
Good Intro to Fantasy; but not Groundbreaking.

I have not read any of Trudi Canavan's Black Magician Trilogy (THE MAGICIAN'S GUILD, THE NOVICE, and THE HIGH LORD), although I have thought about it for a while. It is obvious that this edition to the world introduced in the original trilogy was written after and I can only guess at what is to be the beginning of the trilogy.

This is a wonderful book for people just getting into the fantasy genre. It has everything that is to be expected in a fantasy
Mar 02, 2009 Deborah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a worthy prequel to the Black Magician Trilogy. I enjoyed the story and the fact that it wasn't entirely predictable. I would definitely recommend it to any of Trudi Canavan's fans. The only thing I had an issue with was that the story jumped around between more characters than I thought necessary, making it a bit harder to relate to the main characters.
Olete lugenud sarja "Musta võluri triloogia", autoriks austraallane Trudi Canavan?

Kui ei, siis ruttu lugema, sest see on täis põnevust ja maagiat. Selle aasta lugemise väljakutse nõuab ka ühe võlukunsti raamatu lugemist, nii et kui raamatukogus mulle sarja eellugu ette juhtus, teadsin kohe, et see minuga koju tuleb.

"The Magician's Apprentice" algab Kyralia põhjaosas piiri lähedal väikeses külakeses Mandryn, kus ravitsejaks pürgival Tessial võluvõimed avalduvad. Temast saab kohaliku maagi Lord D
Feb 24, 2014 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, series, audiobook
The Magician's Apprentice is considered #0.5 in Trudi Canavan's The Black Magician Trilogy. It was written after, but serves as a set up for The Magicians' Guild, which I have not read. It mainly follows the story of Tessia, a young healer apprenticed to her father, who discovers her magical abilities when she deflects the advances of a Sachakan mage. She becomes apprenticed to Lord Dakon, joining his apprentice Jayan, who initially disdains the fact that a he must share his education with a wom ...more
Jul 18, 2012 Emilia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've come across Trudi Canavan many times when looking for good fantasy reads, and I finally decided to give it a go. The first few pages of The Magician's Apprentice were quite exciting, I thought Tessia would be an interesting character. But further on I started to get doubts, the plot was a bit shallow and most of all, the characters were really flat. Having read awesome books like "A song of ice and fire" where there's plenty of characters and each of them has so much history and depth that ...more
Cheryl Landmark
Actual Rating: 2.5 stars

Well, I liked it, but I certainly didn't love it. The premise sounded very promising--I love fantasies about strong, young women discovering their magical powers and learning how to control them to fight against evil--and the writing was certainly quite acceptable. But, somehow, this one fell a little short for me.

For one thing, the pacing for the most part was very plodding and slow and the plot was rather dull in places. There was a lot of talk about fighting, but not
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at

The Magician’s Apprentice is about Tessia, the local healer’s daughter, who unknowingly uses magic after fending of the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage, she becomes an apprentice to the magician Lord Dakon alongside fellow apprentice Jayan. However she would soon learn that with her magical gifts comes with responsibilities and not all is peaceful as it seems between Sachakan and Kyralia.

This prequel, set a fe
Feb 27, 2009 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written, solidly characterised, nicely constructed. But dull.

Might be a good one for those who are new to Fantasy - a way in, as Brooks' Sword of Shannara , Eddings' Pawn of Prophecy or Ray Feist's Magician was for many. And for those who are fans of the Black Magician series, (of which this is a prequel), I can see this being a much desired book.

But for me the plot was just way, way too obvious, the characters a little too cookie-cut. I lost interest very quickly.

Clare Cannon
Feb 09, 2011 Clare Cannon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
Shelves: young-adult, adults
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May 08, 2010 Dhuaine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Retardation galore! The prequel to Black Magician Trilogy is riddled with boring, tedious narrative, moralizing talk for primary school kids and tons of ridiculously funny gaffes that would make people on literary constructive crit boards roll with laughter. It doesn't explain anything about the magic from the trilogy. This book's setting doesn't even match the trilogy and some of the situations plainly contradict the rules laid out in the other books. Overall it looks like a rehashed draft or a ...more
Mar 31, 2009 Mindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
I thought this was an excellent book. It was a bit on the long side, but all in all very good. For me, it read more like the third book in the Black Magician Trilogy. Despite its length, it moved along pretty quickly. Fans of the trilogy will quickly recognize many things from the first books. This is a prequel and a lot of the rules are different. But it was certainly interesting to come to understand how the Guild got to where it was in the beginning of the trilogy.

A few people have commented
Jul 29, 2012 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although this didn't have the same magical introduction to a new world for me as The Magicians' Guild, I think someone starting with this book may get some of that same feeling, although the pace at which the larger universe is introduced lacks some of the details of the first book.

However, the plot is essentially the story the first book should have had. The main character, Tessia, essentially has the same personality and motivations as Sonea of the original trilogy, and the same issues with fa
Jan 23, 2016 Racheal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fantasy
Well, once I read the other reviews and figured out this was a prequel to a trilogy, the bizarre pacing made more sense. The narrative switches between several characters, something that rarely works for me--I always end up liking one character more than another and I can never get into a groove one way or the other. The same was true here. I really liked Lord Dakon and Tessia but I could have done without the others, especially the character that popped in about halfway through the book. Sachka ...more
Apr 20, 2015 Seo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No parece que le falte medio libro como a los de la primera trilogía de Kyralia, pero la narración sigue sin ser demasiado buena.
La historia es curiosa aunque predecible una vez conoces a los personajes y las descripciones son demasiado escuetas. A veces tienes la sensación de haberte perdido una parte completa y en realidad solo te has saltado una línea.
Por mucha batalla y guerra que haya en una historia, si no sabes narrarla, siempre le faltará sustancia al libro. Leeré la última parte de la
Nov 06, 2015 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ok i LOVED this book!!

Im pretty sure i was hooked as i just couldnt put it down. I thought the character development of the main character and her story was put forward well and in a well spaced easy to understand manner. The story itself did go slow at times but overall, was a decent storyline.

I look forward to reading more from this author :)

You can also find my reviews here: (tho they are alot more colourful)
Aug 02, 2012 Jakub rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As the tooltip for one star says - I did not like it. It would not get 1 in 10 because it was not that bad but it was 2-3 times too long. The amount of needless dialogue, fragments and sentences was overwhelming. There was even one POV character that could have easily been thrown away and it would improve the flow of reading. It the book was pruned to 200-300 pages it would be a nice and easy read. With over 700 it was a dull pain.
I lost interest about page 200. After the interesting beginning, the plot became one of those "frolicking around countryside, letting the suspense wane" types.

I liked the character of Tessia - a pity that she didn't have much to do. Also, the interesting merging of the magic and medicine was hastly done. I would have loved to see it more developed. The relationships were nicely developed, but some of the character progression didn't make much sense (I'm tired of the "he's a paranoid schizophren
Lisa Emme
This was good, but nothing special. I was able to put it down for days on and and really only finished it just to get it off my plate. I guess that isn't much of a glowing review. I gave it 3 stars rather than the 2 it maybe sounds like because it was a well written story with interesting characters, it just wasn't doing it for me right now.
Blodeuedd Finland
So this is a prequel to the Black Magician books, but you can read it before you can read it afterwards.

But yes it does remind me a bit of The Black Magician books. Character wise and story wise. It took the same path, but eh, I could still read it.

It's about Tessia who finds out she is a magician. She gets to learn magic and then the adventure really starts. Bad magicians on the move. War, death, loss.

One thing I did not like was that suddenly after half the book (and this is a big book!) anot
Jun 25, 2014 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014

Die Protagonisten hatten es teilweise so einfach, dass die Geschichte für mich kaum Spannung aufbauen konnte. Tessia ist in dieser Welt eine eher ungewöhnliche Person, Heilerin und Magierin zugleich, zwei Berufe, die sonst immer getrennt waren. Außerdem ist ihr Stand ziemlich niedrig und so kann sie theoretisch mit anderen Magiern und Novizen aus höheren Familien und deren Einfluss kaum mithalten. Und doch: Sie bekommt einfach alles, einfach so. Alles fällt ihr zu. Die Heiler-Gilde ist nicht
Dils AB
Aug 26, 2012 Dils AB rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-ya
Summary from Goodreads: In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer. Her mother would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn.

When the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage get violent, Tessia unconsciously taps unknown reserves of magic to defend herself. Lord Dakon, the local magician, takes Tessia under his wing as an apprentice.

The long hours of study and self-discipline also offer more opportunities
Apr 19, 2011 Frankiehunter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Mrs. Canavan, for this - I really enjoyed it!

Hmm... five stars, why?
I fought about the rating some time, I didn't know wether to give it four or five stars, but than I compared it to her other novels, the black magicians trilogy and the ambassadors mission and I thought - okay, its not as good as the b.m.t. but far better than the a.m.

I really liked the story and because I read the ambassadors mission first, many unanswered questions were solved.
It was very interesting to see how the t
Apr 27, 2011 fenrir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Carino, ma mi aspettavo di meglio.
L'ho iniziato a leggere perchè sto leggendo ora la trilogia della Canavan e mi sta piacendo molto, questo libro secondo me non è all'altezza degli altri. La protagonista è un pò un peso morto per tutta la storia, sa curare e va bene ma non combatte mai attivamente e la sua unica dote sembra quella di essere l'unica donna in un gruppo di soli uomini. La trama va molto a rilento, tanto che per le prime 300 pagine ci si chiede com'è che non si è ancora vista una b
Nov 19, 2012 Jade rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
This book is a prequel to The Traitor Spy trilogy, giving the history behind these books, and was actually a much better and exciting read. I really enjoyed learning all the back stories to the guild, healing through magic and the Traitors, and liked the fact that this was done with a suprising lack of irritating characters. Even the romances were played out well and subtle, without the usual nothing happening them a sudden realisation that Canavan tends to employ. I felt a love was indeed bloom ...more
Válka se Sachakou se odehrála sto let před událostmi ze série: Trilogie o černém mágovi. Nikdo ještě vůbec nevěděl, že jakási Sonea bude. V tehdejší době měli mnohem více práce než přemýšlet nad svými dětmi. Řešili něco nečekaného a nemilého. Válku s jejich sousedy: Sachakou. Zrada na čaroděje čeká i v jejich vlastních kruzích.

Kniha je něco jako kronika událostí, které se staly před vznikem Společenství mágů tak, jak jej známe dnes. Představa, že by byla v těchto kruzích žena je odporná. Magie j
Jul 25, 2011 Mimi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book is a perfect prequel for The Black Magician Trilogy.
The rich setting and background story of Kyrilia, Sachaka and the Ichani is really enlightening for those who read the trilogy.
And for those who don't? It's probably give you quite a bore.

I think the best part of Trudi Canavan is that she always find a way to build a likable 'reluctant heroine'.
The story evolves around Tessia, a simple daughter of a healer, who found herself has a natural power of magic.
If you read The Magician's
Aug 10, 2009 Julia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The book was quite an easy read, I suppose.
I did find the The Dark Magician Trilogy quite alright, and loved the Age Of The Five trilogy, so I hoped that this book would be very good. However, I think, I was a little disappointed.

Character building had never been a strength of Trudi Canavan, but the main Characters - Tessia, Lord Dakon, Jayan - seemed all strangely, and negatively, familiar. Tessia seemed too much like Sonea, and Lord Dakon like Lord Rothen, although it's long ago since I've r
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Trudi Canavan was born in Kew, Melbourne and grew up in Ferntree Gully, a suburb at the foothills of the Dandenongs.

In 1999 she won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story with “Whispers of the Mist Children”. In the same year she was granted a writers residency at Varuna Writers’ Centre in Katoomba, New South Wales.

In November 2001, The Magicians’ Guild was first published in Australia. T
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The Black Magician Trilogy (3 books)
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