The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)

Author(s): Holly Black; Cassandra Clare

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From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .

From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.

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

Shortlisted for Redbridge Children's Book Award: Teenage Category 2015.

"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

Cassandra Clare (Author) Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices trilogy, and The Bane Chronicles. Her books have more than 30 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.


Holly Black (Author) Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is www.blackholly.com.

General Fields

  • : 9780552567732
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Corgi Childrens
  • : July 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : [Fic]
  • : 320
  • : Holly Black; Cassandra Clare
  • : Paperback
  • : 915