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Trudi Canavan and Black Magician Trilogy - 10/6/2009 2:57:12 PM   
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Can anyone recommend this author? I'm not into fantasy much but this one caught my eye in Easons the other day.

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RE: Trudi Canavan and Black Magician Trilogy - 10/6/2009 4:38:55 PM   
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I read one of her trilogies, think it was this one, and it was a bit meh. Felt like one book stretched out over three volumes - and not in a good, Lord of the Rings sort of way. Just stretched.

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RE: Trudi Canavan and Black Magician Trilogy - 10/6/2009 4:49:15 PM   
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I really enjoyed the Black Magician Trilogy it was the Age of the Five that I found really hard going. 

I'll definitely give her new one a go though - The Magician's Apprentice.

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RE: Trudi Canavan and Black Magician Trilogy - 10/6/2009 5:08:24 PM   
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The Black Magician Trilogy was fun to read, even if they were a bit thin in plot and substance. They reminded me of Eddings work to a certain extent. I don't think it needed three books to cover the story arc but the third one was pretty exciting.

Have you given Raymond Feist a read? For the fantasy genre, I can't recomment him enough


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RE: Trudi Canavan and Black Magician Trilogy - 10/6/2009 9:39:23 PM   
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I really enjoyed both her series, found them very engaging.

Try getting one out of the library and see if it floats your boat.

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RE: Trudi Canavan and Black Magician Trilogy - 10/6/2009 9:56:11 PM   
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I read the Age of Five books first and quite enjoyed them, I actually found the Black Magician series less enjoyable purely because I didn't have as much interest in the main character(s) that much. There are a couple of moments in Priestess of the White where I was like "yeah!" very vivid and captivating scenes. I found the Black Magician novels at times a little childish and they didn't always hold my interest, I felt like I was skipping/scan reading certain parts which is never a good thing!

She's recently published another in this series, a prequel, and its probably the best thing she's written, which bodes well for the planned trilogy which takes place after events of Black Magician.

I feel like there is clear improvement through each of her books and if you want a light bit of fantasy with some fun female protagonists then its worth picking them all up!


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RE: Trudi Canavan and Black Magician Trilogy - 11/6/2009 1:24:43 PM   
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Thanks for the comments, guys.

I think I'll give this one a miss. I was loaned a copy of the City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke. I think I'll change my new literature focus from fantasy to science fiction.


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