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REMINDS ME VERY MUCH OF SOMEONE me very much of someone the Harry Potter series You must be annoyed of seeing this being so much compared to that series butthere are so many similarities To say the leastIt wasn t 100% ripped off but you can A pre review in disney gifs initial impressionfirst 50 pagesall the harry Gifs Initial ImpressionFirst 50 pagesAll the Harry similaritiesWorldbuilding Magic systemThe plotThe very obvious plot twistThe convenient info dumpings ConclusionBasically Callum Hunt does not want to be a magician All his life his father has warned him about the dangers of magic and the sinister ways of the mages who teach youngsters to use their powers in the underground world of the Magisterium When Callum comes of age and must take his entrance exam for the Magisterium he tries his hardest to fail But he fails to fail He is chosen to train with Master Rufus the most prestigious mage in the Magisterium Callum Call is ripped away from his normal life in Carolina separated from his father and plunged into a subterranean world his father has said would be worse than death The Iron Trial is a hugely fun inventive spin on the middle grade fantasy novel Yes the parallels to Harry Potter are obvious but as I see it that s sort of the point Clare and Black take those patterns and expectations and deliberately turn them upside down Callum doesn t want to be a magician He wants to fail at magic His experience is not like Hogwarts It s alternately boring sorting piles of sand anyone and terrifying the elementals are awesome creations and Call can t be sure who to trust even his parents His mother s dying words Kill the Child apparently meaning her own infant son And his father has he been protecting Call all these years or lying to him Is Master Rufus a friend or enemy Will Callum ever be allowed to leave his new homeI liked Call a lot His leg was badly broken when he was a baby and his trouble walking informs his character It s especially poignant when he wonders if he can learn to fly as a magician thus making him mobile He is mistrustful but empathetic capable and yet deeply flawed I also liked the cast of supporting characters His fellow apprentices are great especially Tamara The magic system is inventive and logical The world building is fantastic The Iron Trial sets up the game board for the rest of the series which promises to be great and after that huge massive twist at the end no spoilers but oh boy how can you not want to read on Cassandra Clare co wrote this so obviously there are Shadowhunters in itWhere are they I can t find them. Dem mächtigsten Magier der Schule in die Lehre zu gehen Doch alles was Call über ihn und das Magisterium weiß lässt ihn befürchten das erste Schuljahr nicht lebend zu überstehe. ,
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to see where the series goes i reallysee where the series goes I really to love this one and I could almost give it a 3 star after the fascinating twist at the end but I ust can t For the most part I couldn t stop seeing the glaring parallels with Harry Potter which annoyed me endlessly I m not one to roll my eyes at similar storylines I don t curse all MG novels about magic school for being Harry Potter rip offs but there are I don t curse all MG novels about magic school for being Harry Potter rip offs but there are so many similarities I can tolerateSo let s see we have this kid Call who was marked at birth by the most evil of its kind someone corrupted by his desire to become immortal called the Enemy of Death but I call him Ed sounds much ominous don t you think When Call gets to magic school the best of the masters takes him under his wing telling him how he has a hunch that he will be something special Then he teams him up with a boy and a girl telling them they were chosen to form this special combination probably because he saw it in a Harry Potter movie There were but smaller similarities throughout like how he finds a small creature that bore resemblance to Dobby not in appearance but in uirkiness and general oddity of a friend their whole setup for meals with magic food and general atmosphere of the school things like thatParallels aside the plot kind of bored me for the most part There s a lot of time spent on character building that ended up Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies just being boring A number of chapters wasted on sorting sand not kidding for instance followed by exercises or tests that ended up being uite pointless for story progression Ok fine we get to explore the school grounds and learn some interesting history which helped expand the world building a bit so I do give it some credit but I felt as if everything that happened everywhere we went wereust detours designed to give further hints towards an eventual twist A twist that was surprisingly really intriguing but easy to predict after all those not so inconspicuous winks As far as characters the cast was diverse and engaging enough but I didn t feel especially attached to any of them Nor did I feel as if I really got to know them aside from maybe Callum I know the role they each have to play in the story but I couldn t even recall most of the side characters from one sitting to the next The world could have also used a wider scope How they find students for the Iron Trial had me a bit confused especially as it said some kids don t even know themselves they have magical abilities It seems like it would be easy for a kid to to fl. Geschlagen mit einem lahmen Bein und einer scharfen Zunge ist der zwölfjährige Callum nicht gerade der beliebteste Junge auf dem Planeten Doch das ist erst mal sein geringstes Prob. Y under the radar At any rate the entire mage historypurpose is briefed in a mere 2 pagesAm I sufficiently intrigued to want to continue with the series I think the twist offers something new and thought provoking enough to make me want to know where it will go from here so I will be highly tempted but I m not sure this one will even be memorable enough for me to care by the time it s released Either way I will always be a fan of Holly Black but this one left me feeling disappointed
#an advance copy #advance copy provided by the publisher for reviewFor of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads You re all thinking it No one wants to say it but we re all thinking it sigh Okay fine i it but we re all thinking it sigh Okay fine i say itJK Rowling to Cassandra ClareWell at least this one isn t about Shadowhunters Well first of all all of you people SHUT THE HELL UP If Cassandra Clare wants to write books about shadowhunters or magic it doesn t even freaking matter it s her choice on what she wants to write and wait you don t like it WELL DON T READ IT GOD You were all ranting about her next series about shadowhunters The Dark Artifices If I remember correctly you were all calling her out on milking the shadownhunter cash cow until there was nothing left Now she writes a series on something else and you re still criticizing her SERIOUSLY PEOPLE STOP Do you even know HOW many books have been written on magic Just because it s written about magic doesn t mean it s a rip off of Harry Potter Harry Potter was the most successful fiction book on magic but do you know how many others there are If anyone has read the Septimus Heap series that s also about magicAlso I hear things about the main character set up from the
cover two boys and a girl do youTwo boys and a girl DO YOU HOW OFTEN AUTHORS USE THAT Percy Jackson for example None of you dim witted idiots hated on Percy Jackson because the group was similar to Harry Potter SO STOP IT STOP I GET THAT YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE IT BUT I DON T GET WHY YOU RE HATING ON HER NEXT SERIES WHEN YOU DON T EVEN KNOW HOW IT MIGHT TURN OUT What s with all the Harry Potter comments Can authors not write stories about kids and magicians any because it s a rip off of H Potter Why does the blurb read like a Harry Potter re mix I really wanted to love this Really wanted The Enemy was a great mage maybe even the best but he went crazy He wanted to live forever and make the dead live again That s why they called him the Enemy of Death because he tried to conuer death He started pulling chaos into the world putting the power of the void into animalsand even people Lem Denn ust in diesem Moment befindet er sich auf dem Weg ins Magisterium Der unterirdischen Schule für Zauberei Ein dunkler und geheimnisvoller Ort Dort soll er bei Master Rufus. .