The Iron Trial

The Iron Trial

Book - 2014
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Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545522250
0545522250
9780857532503
0857532502
Branch Call Number: JF BLACK-H
Characteristics: 295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Despite his father’s warnings about the dangers of magic, Callum enrolls in the
Magisterium and begins to learn about himself and his own bewildering powers.


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Fan_Of_Real_DanTdm
Jan 01, 2017

this book is awesome!!!!!!!

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mandynicki
Dec 23, 2016

I absolutely loved this book. I can't wait for the next book.

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orange_lion_644
Nov 18, 2016

Amazing Book I highly recommend it.

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sparrowflight002
Nov 14, 2016

This is the first book series I have read that has drawn me into it's plot in the same way Harry Potter did! Very well done, and a round of applause to the author for keeping me guessing right up to the very end!

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ankun1
Nov 13, 2016

Interesting book, it has a prologue that really draws you in, and some nice parts that makes me wonder about it. Love each of the main character's personalities and spirit. Overall a nice book and I recommend it to others!

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cattleya123
Oct 23, 2016

In the beginning its all easy going and there wasn't enough action but then I got hooked and started loving this book. The twist at the end had me gaping. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!!!!!!!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 25, 2016

Most twelve year-old boys with no friends would jump at the chance to start a new life in a supernatural world. Not Callum Hunt, however. He has to do everything he can to fail the Iron trial, the key to being enrolled to the Magisterium, a death trap disguised as a school, according to his father. Call does his best to fail the trial, according to his father’s wishes, but fortunately or not, Call’s overwhelming talent is noticed and he is forced into the world of magic. Yes, the story has many similarities to Harry Potter, but many of the concepts in Harry Potter are completely flipped upside down, especially with Call sincerely hating and wanting to escape the academy the whole time. I also took a liking to the three main character’s personalities and quirks, especially with Call being rather selfish and unrelenting. Overall, The Iron Trial is a great read with interesting characters, and twists. A solid start to the series and I look forward for things to come. I’d rate this at around four stars.
- @suchin of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

me_tis_awesome Aug 13, 2016

I got six words for ya; cousin tis a good book picker. She is the one I got recomendations for my "for later shelf"

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Love_all_books
Aug 01, 2016

This book was pure magic, mystery and action I loved this book and can't wait to red the second one.

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selenium_hawk_1
Jul 18, 2016

This book is either one of the best books I've read, or the best. It has the best twist I've ever seen (and I've read many books, including: the Harry Potter series, the Last Dragon Chronicles, The Chronicles Of Narnia, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The 39 Clues, The Tripods, and, of course, Captain Underpants, all of which are amazing), and I'd DEFINITELY suggest it for you!!!

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ankun1
Nov 24, 2016

"Remember what your father said about magic, boy. It'll cost you everything."

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alexandraSchulz
Jul 05, 2016

“Fire wants to burn
Water wants to flow
Air wants to rise
Earth wants to bind
Chaos wants to devour”
― Cassandra Clare, The Iron Trial

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Fongpen
Jun 19, 2016

"They all yelled in excitement. Tamara yelled because she was happy. Aaron yelled because he liked it when other people were happy, and Call yelled because he was sure they were going to die".

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orange_deer_71 Jun 06, 2015

In this book Call was always told to avoid magic and to fail the test when it was time to see if he could join the Magisterium. And when he tries to fail, he fails at failing.
He goes through many adventures at the Magesterium, and, according to him,makes the first friends in his life. In the ned there is a special twist. I recommend this to anyone and everyone.

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