Author(s): Trudi Canavan
First in the internationally popular Black Magician Trilogy, full of wonderful characters,intrigue, deceitful warlocks, secret catacombs and uncontrollable magic.
Aurealis Award-winning author.
Caught up in a confrontation between the hated Guild magicians and the angry youth of the slums, to her dismay Sonea discovers that she possesses the same powers as the reviled magicians. To avoid capture, she must seek protection from the city's feared underworld, The Thieves. In return she must use her powers for them, but her magic never seems to do quite what she intends it to ...
"The first part of the Black Magician Trilogy, this captivating tale has already been hailed by critics as a 'must for lovers of good fantasy'." - Marie Claire.
"A wonderfully and meticulously detailed world, and an edge-of-the-seat plot ..." - Jennifer Fallon, author of Medalon