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A powerful new fantasy series from global bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.

From the imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown.

Think you know magic?

Think again.

The Magisterium awaits . . .

Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt.

Call has been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician. And so he tries his best to do his worst – but fails at failing.

Now he must enter the Magisterium.
It's a place that's both sensational and sinister. And Call realizes it has dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning. Call’s biggest test is still to come . . .

Reviews

moves deftly into the gap left by Harry Potter . . . all the ingredients of a gripping tale for young teenagers

Telegraph

A thrilling coming-of-age story that embraces fantasy tropes while keeping readers guessing.

Publishers Weekly

The Iron Trial is merely a setup and introduction, and promises to take subsequent instalments of the Magisterium series in a more complex and philosophical direction

Starburst

This is an incredible book . . . once you've started reading, its hard to put the book down. It's awesome! It's full of suspense and I cannot wait for the next book in the series to be released!

Guardian Online

The strange, subterranean Magisterium is vividly rendered, and a string of ominous revelations will leave readers eager for future installments. Fans of both authors will enjoy getting to know this well-rounded cast in the first steps of their adventure

Publishers Weekly, starred review

The third-person narration, filtered through Callum’s delightfully insecure-and- overcompensating-with-snarky-bravado perspective, carries a tone that will likely have readers chortling in recognition. A promising beginning to a complex exploration of good and evil, as well as friendship’s loyalty

Kirkus

I definitely don't want to give anything away about the ending, but I have to give the authors credit for a really stunning climax which had me desperate to get my hands on the next in this 5-book series. I can't wait to find out where we go from here!

Jim Dean, YA Yeah Yeah

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552567732

    September 1, 2015

    Corgi Childrens

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781448158379

    September 9, 2014

    RHCP Digital

    320 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Cassandra Clare

Magisterium: The Silver Mask
Magisterium: The Bronze Key
Magisterium: The Copper Gauntlet

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