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Secret of the Tower

(Circle of Magic #2)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  394 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
After Randal breaks his promise never to use a weapon, he must travel to the faraway tower of a master wizard to be pardoned before he can practice his magic. But a perilous journey is even more dangerous without a sword or magical powers...This second book in the well-written, absorbing fantasy series will have readers clamoring for more. Ages 8 - 12.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 15th 2000 by Troll Communications (first published January 26th 1990)
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Mary Catelli
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Spoilers ahead for School of Wizardry.

This begins with Randal working in the stables as he is trying to carry out the quest decreed at the end of School: to find a senior wizard, who can give him permission to practice magic again. Without using a bladed weapon or magic on the way. At that inn, as a consequence, he's beaten by a knight who feels slighted, and rescued by another. To his embarrassment, because the other knight is his cousin Walter. Who then takes him on a squire. He goes on with t
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Laurie
Aug 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
When I was in elementary school, I bought this book through book orders (insert intense nostalgia for $1 books, cheap necklaces that came with them, and the total in the back that you cut out and gave to the teacher). I never read the first book, but I remember this book scaring the shit out of me. I used to read it in terror, vowing to banish it to the category of books I never read again, only to masochistically pick it up again a few months later out of boredom and reenter the cycle of fear. ...more
Iria Cardoso
Adorei! Passado no tempo medieval, num outro mundo, as aventuras são fantásticas quando um miúdo descobre que pode fazer magia e ingressa numa escola de feiticeiros. Um Harry Potter um pouco menos adulto, com uma história diferente e que deixa o leitor a querer mais e mais.
Chelsea Gouin
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Randal is 15 now, and having just barely scrapped by in his Apprenticeship, he heads out on the road as a Journey Man wizard. The road isn't easy however since he's banned from using magic. Embarrassingly, he bumps into his cousin Walter who is a night now. Walter is not impressed as Randal has nothing to show him other than a nasty scar from his battle with Master Laerg. Lys meets the two on the road and travels with them to a tournament that turns sinister. They hurry to the Master Wizard that ...more
Jennifer Heise
Sep 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: children, fantasy
A decent middle grade sequel, in the tradition of Troll books fantasy for kids. Characters are solid in their dedication to their values, despite the odds, and there's a decent plot twist toward the end.
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