Magikerens Lærling #1 Tessia
Title: The Magician’s Apprentice
Series: The Black Magician #0, 5
Author: Trudy Canavan
Published in English: 2009
Dansk titel: Tessia
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2011
Finished Reading: Juli 2020
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Taking place hundreds of years before the events of The Magicians’ Guild, The Magician’s Apprentice is the new novel set in the world of Trudi Canavan’s Black Magician Trilogy.
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 hours are long and the work arduous, but soon and exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants – and, to Tessia’s delight – regular trips to the great city of Imardin.
However, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For a storm is approaching that threatens to tear her world apart
This is the prequel to Black Magician trilogy, haven’t read any of Canavan’s books before nor had knowledge that this was a part of another series.
It’s not the first time I’ve tried reading this book, it’s more like the 6th time or maybe even more, but it’s just so boring, it has a tedious narrative and moralizing talk. I guess this is a way of getting younger readers interested in her world.
Tessia actually seemed to be a decent character but she didn’t have much time in the picture. In Denmark, the publisher decided to divide the book up into three parts it seems, and this was only the first of three, that is probably why it felt like something was missing.
We are introduced to a million different characters and as soon as something remotely interesting was about to happen, the book ended.
Can’t possibly read the next two books! Nor any other the author wrote unfortunately. These few hundred pages were more than enough. The cover of the book is cute though, too bad we rarely get to see or hear from Tessia though.