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 . . .
Published: 7th September 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Author Website: Cassandra Clare: Click here & Holly Black: Click Here
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Series or Stand-Alone: Book 1, Magisterium
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Review: 3 out of 5
What I loved about this story...
I really enjoyed the mystery and history of this story. At the beginning of the story, you have a flashback to a 'great war' and out of that survives a baby. Flash forward and you have the main character Callum who finds himself going through the Iron Trial go get into the Magisterium and wanting to fail. I really enjoyed him trying to fail at the different tests he is given and the way he chooses to try and fail, I found it so funny. The unknown in this story was the big pull for me in this story, I am definitely intrigued to find out more about Callum's past and also the history of the Magisterium.
What I was not fond of with this story...
Although I enjoyed reading this story, I did find it very predictable and there were very few things in the story that surprised me.
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