La Aprendiz (Crónicas del Mago Negro, #2)
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La Aprendiz (The Black Magician Trilogy #2)

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Sonea es la única aprendiz del gremio de los magos que no proviene de una familia rica y poderosa, pero eso no le supone ningún problema mientras cuente con la protección de Rothen y Dannyl. Sin embargo, cuando empiezan a circular ciertos rumores malintencionados sobre Sonea que obligan al Gran Lord Akkarin a intervenir, la intrépida aprendiz se encuentra ante una difícil...more
Mass Market Paperback, 656 pages
Published 2010 by DeBolsillo (first published 2002)
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David
A surprisingly good fantasy title. The plot reminds me quite of Harry Potter (i.e. protagonist in school of wizardry, unusual circumstances of birth, befriended by the school headmaster), but the plot is much more suspenseful and interesting. And none of that ANGST-CRAWLING-IN-MY-SKIN rubbish that one usually sees in this genre of stories.

Mature plot, snappy writing, interesting characters. What more could one ask for?
Ésa
How PATHETIC did Sonea turn out to be in this book?
Again, the author drags part of the story, aka where Sonea gets bullied by some of the rich, spoilt novices, out for pretty much 2/3 of the book, needlessly I may add.

I only gave this two stars because throughout the whole book, whilst the style of writing is still appreciable, I found myself completely aghast at the pathetic, lacking in backbone and self-doubting creature that she turned Sonea into!
We are talking about a young, determined indiv...more
Jen3n
It's entirely possible that I was just in the wrong mood to read this book. The first one in the series was ... okay, I guess. I thought of it as brain-dead yahoo-fair. Bathtub reading, if you know what I mean. Simplistic and derivitive but harmless. I thought I saw where the author was going and was willing to follow her to the next book, should the opertunity land in my path. Well, it did and I did and here we are. Unimpressed.

The simplicity continues (all poor people noble and good! all wealt...more
CalypK
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Derecha a izquierda: YO>Taylor siendo super nice con Ryan-S | Autora-troll>Jen detrás siendo (ridículo) mal bicho D=

Y es que no me explico cómo continúo yo esta saga/trilogía. Algún embrujo, igual que Jennifer Lawrence a Hollywood, debe haber dejado caer la autora de estos libros sobre mi persona. Es inexplicable, entretiene de hecho, pero que con tantas carencias como las tiene es real y verdaderamente inexplicable.

E intercambiando la experiencia literaria por...more
Inge
The Novice begins right where The Magicians’ Guild takes off. Sonea has started learning magic and she’s by far the best of her group. But because she’s a girl from the slums – and therefore the victim of prejudice – she’s subject to many harassments from other students, especially Regin, a boy from her class. He’ll do anything to make her life a living hell and send her back to ‘where she belongs’. But Sonea is strong and she could give Regin a run for his money. Then there’s the mystery around...more
Marzena
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Amy Louise
This was a brilliant! I thought it was even better then the first book (The Magicianbs Guild). Can't wait to read The High Lord.
Ornella (Nyx)
There is something missing for me with these books. They are 'good' but not as engaging as I would like them to be, or more accurately I think they should have elicited more enthusiasm from me what with all that's going on. There is/was a serial killer on the loose, more problems for Sonea took place, Lorlen, Dannyl and Rothen encountered their own issues, and yet, it was kinds of blah.

I think it's the same problem as the last book. The pacing. Everything is just moving SO SLOWLY. The thing is...more
Martin Yankov
The second installment in the Black Magician trilogy is a big improvement, actually.

While Canavan’s writing style is still not the best, this time around the characters seems a lot more inspiring and the overall themes are darker and more serious. We have some pretty disturbing portraits of school bullying, teacher negligence, classism, homophobia and general bigotry. And there’s this beautiful theme of self-acceptance in a world of hatred. Despite the darker tone the book never stops being… en...more
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at http://amethystbookwyrm.blogspot.co.uk/

The Novice starts a few months after The Magicians Guild. Sonea is now a novice at the Guild but faces a tough time from the other novices who are distrustful because she is a girl from the slums. Dannyl is now ambassador to Elyne and is on a mission to rediscover ancient magic. At the same time Sonea, Rothen and Administrator Lorlen have to find a way of dealing with and stopping the High Lord Akkarin from using hi...more
Ordinary Dahlia
Jelas sekali buku ke dua ini lebih baik dari buku pertama.
Jadi kuganjar bintang 3.5.

Walaupun tergolong tebal, The Novice tidak membosankan. Mungkin karena kisahnya sedikit familiar dengan kehidupan sehari-hari yaitu tentang kehidupan universitas Sonia.Hmmm...g sedikit teringat Harpot&Monster Academy.

Selain kisah utama,yang menarik adalah kisah tentang disorientasi tokoh pembantu. Di sini benar2 menggelitik. Tidak menjijikkan malah g dukung aja, tapinya sempet membuat g berfikir kalau nanti...more
Elizabeth Fitzgerald
The second book in the trilogy, The Novice, as the title suggests, follows Sonea’s training as a magician. Her background as a slum dweller makes it difficult for her to fit in with the other novices, who take to picking on her. In the meantime, one of her allies, Lord Dannyl, is promoted to Guild Ambassador and sent on a secret mission to trace a journey the High Lord made years ago. It is hoped Lord Dannyl might uncover the origins of some of the High Lord’s dubious activities.

Thankfully, this...more
Richard
5.5/10

The reviews lead me to believe that the second in this trilogy would be better than the first. They were right, but only marginally.

Again, as with the first book, nothing really happened throughout this book which is some feat saying there are over 550 pages. The tedious sub plot of Sonea getting bullied by a fellow pupil should have covered no more than 100 pages but it went on for the whole book and was just plain boring. The book needed more than just this to go on, it did lead up to a...more
Pigi
This one was like o whole different book from the first one but in a good way. Every thing was happening in the Guilt this time apart from what ambassador Darryl who was travelling. No Cery in it and not enough of the High Lord, but Hey! We have Dorrien :)
Elise
After reading this book, I'm really starting to love the series. The first book didn't really get interesting until Sonea got to the Guild. With this book, though, it remained interesting from beginning to end. I can relate to Sonea's goal to be a Healer. And I really approved of Trudi Canavan's view of homosexuality that she portrayed through two of her characters. I won't mention the names here to prevent spoilers. Seeing the progress of one of those characters, both in the journey and realiza...more
Stephanie Morrow
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This is book two in The Black Magician Trilogy, and I was incredibly disappointed. Sure, I didn't rate the first book that high (3/5 stars) but I was hoping that by the second book things would have picked up a bit and the author would have found her groove. Instead things seemed to fall apart.
I had high hopes for Sonea as she progressed into the Magicians Guild and attended her classes, but instead she turned into an incredibly w...more
Claire
I felt that this book was much better than the first in the series. The storyline is still very pacey and full of excitement (sometimes I find the middle of a trilogy a little slow), I kept wanting to know what would happen next to all of the characters.

I really felt for Sonea as she was bullied by her classmates, and was intrigued at Dannyl's findings. I also really liked the character development of both characters - Sonea becoming stronger and more able to stand up for herself, Dannyl learni...more
Carmen
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Mari - loves to read


The Novice is the second book in Trudi Canavans Black Magician Trilogy, and it is definteily better than, The Magicians' Guild[my review]. The Novice on the other hand I didn't want to turn of(audio book) and when it ended it left me really annoyed with myself for not getting the last book.

It's not easy being the only one in the university from a poor background and Sonea has to deal with harassment from an ever increasing group of novices and with no friends to support her. It was almost a bit...more
Martin Belcher
This second book in the Black Magician trilogy picks up quite quickly after the events in the first book The Magicians Guild. Sonea is now a Novice in the guild and is being sponsored by Lord Rothen to complete her formal Magicians training. This book is a lot more interesting and exciting than the first it expands and fills in some gaps on what we know about Kyralia and the City of Immardin and the world in which Kyralia sits. We are introduced to more characters and we get two main points of v...more
Dhuaine
Think of this book as what a Harry Potter novel would look like if it was only about Harry vs. Draco struggle. Except here it's Sonea vs Entire School all-out war with the protagonist being 1) a total victim, 2) accepting everything they throw at her, 3) not fighting back, 4) barely protecting herself, 5) barely accepting help from third parties. Antagonists consist of nearly all the students, most of the teachers, staff and a kitchen sink. Rare people who are on Sonea's side try to help her a l...more
Michael Schmid
Es sind jetzt zwar schon einige Wochen vergangen, seit ich „Die Rebellin“ gelesen habe, doch Trudi Canavan hat es geschafft, mich rasend schnell und ohne Probleme wieder in ihre Geschichte und Welt zu teleportieren, dass es mir nach einem Kapitel so vor kam, als wäre ich nie fortgewesen.

Alles beginnt damit, dass Sonea nun ihre Laufbahn als Novizin der Gilde antritt und wie man es sich bereits nach dem Ende des ersten Teils denken konnte, wird ihr das Leben in dieser neuen Gemeinschaft der Magier...more
Arminion
At first I liked this book. Things were...moving forward. Very soon, however I became bored and frustrated. Why? Because of the whole bully business that goes for the ENTIRE book. It never stops. It just goes on and on and on. I really didn't know what I hated more, the fact that Sonea was acting like a punching bag that entire time, or the fact that Canavan devoted so much time to this trivial subplot. By the time Sonea finally shows some teeth, it's already too late and the feeling of victory...more
Selene
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Amanda
The Novice, the second installment of The Black Magician Trilogy, continues the story of Sonea, a young girl who, after discovering she possesses strong magical powers, is accepted into the Guild of Magicians in order to learn how to properly control her magic and study its various uses.

By the end of The Magician's Guild, the first novel, Sonea has agreed to join the Guild and is already learning how to use her powers more effectively. The Novice begins a short while after this, where our young...more
Chris
The novice of the title is the young Sonea whom we met in the first volume of this trilogy, The Magicians’ Guild. She has overcome her anxiety about joining the Guild following an exhausting search for her when her burgeoning powers threatened to endanger both herself and the inhabitants of Kyralia’s capital Imardin. Having been reluctantly accepted into the Guild by the magicians she is then subjected to concerted bullying by a cohort of students led by Regin who are persuaded that, as a former...more
Becca
Note: This review contains minor, un-hidden spoilers. The major ones are hidden. :) Well, actually, it depends what you define as major spoilers, but whatever... just don't read the review if you really care about spoilers. :)

The Novice is the second installment in the Black Magician Trilogy. It is just as good or even better than The Magicians Guild.

The book is based around Sonea’s time in the Guild for her first couple of years in the University. It begins with the Acceptance Ceremony, at whic...more
Inês
Este é o segundo livro da trilogia escrita por Trudi Canavan. Neste volume as aulas de Sonea começam e é o seu primeiro contacto com os mágicos das Casas da cidade. Logo no inicio ela percebe que o seu passado vai influenciar muitas opiniões e suscitar muitas dúvidas e inamizades...

O mundo criado por Trudi Canavan não é novo nem traz nada de novo ao mundo da fantasia, contudo alcançou as minhas expectativas que eram passar umas boas horas a lê-lo. A sua escrita simples e acessivel faz deste livr...more
Deadwish
Reseña completa en mi blog:
http://drdeadwish.blogspot.com.ar/201...

El primer libro de las Crónicas del Mago Negro se podría resumir en la trama principal de Sonea escapando y escondiéndose constantemente y la mucho más interesante historia de Rothen y Dannyl buscándola antes de que sea demasiado tarde. Aquí nuevamente nos encontramos con una Sonea que escapa y se esconde de Regin y sus secuaces. Por suerte Dannyl salva la novela nuevamente.
Sin embargo, pese a lo repetitivo y exagerado de la situ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
This book dealt with bullying and it was horrible reading at times. My heart really went out to Sonea. Kids can be so cruel! Taunting, physical abuse, they never stopped it just got worse. Oh how I wished she had thrown them off a roof. But anything she would have done would not have worked. Others believed the bully first. I hope he dies a fiery death.

Yes so the first year at the university for magic is hard. Not to mention that she must avoid the High Lord as she knows he likes black magic. Th...more
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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...more
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“Ranel had said that the murderer wore a ring with a red gemstone. Looking at Akkarin's hands, she was almost disappointed to see they were bare. Not even a mark to hint that a ring might have been worn regularly. His fingers were long and elegant, yet masculine...” 3 likes
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