The Iron Trial by Holly Black Cassandra Clare Online

The Iron Trial
Title : The Iron Trial
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ISBN : 9780545522250
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 295

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 aMost 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 . . .


The Iron Trial Reviews

  • hayden

    Cassandra Clare co-wrote this, so obviously, there are Shadowhunters in it.Where are they? I can't find them.

  • Rick Riordan

    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 [...]

  • is mee... kissa

    What's with all the Harry Potter comments? Can authors not write stories about kids and magicians anymore because it's a "rip off" of H. Potter?

  • Navessa

    Wow. This seems like yet another total ripoff of Harry Potter. And look at that cover. Three kids, two boys and a girl, going to a school of magic, with a death eater death eater in the background

  • Enya

    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 [...]

  • KL (Cat)

    A pre-review in Disney Gifs Initial Impression:First 50 pages:All the Harry Potter similarities:Worldbuilding + Magic system:The plot:The very obvious "plot twist":The convenient info-dumpings: Conclusion:Basically:

  • Sofia Theos

    You're all thinking it. No one wants to say it, but we're all thinking it. *sigh* Okay fine, i'll say it.J.K Rowling to Cassandra Clare:Well, at least this one isn't about Shadowhunters.

  • LolaReviewer

    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 conquer death. He started pulling chaos into the world, putting the power of the void into animals…and even people.’’Sigh.I’m thinking that this reminds me very much of someone in the Harry Potter series. You must be annoyed of seeing this bei [...]

  • Giselle

    I really wanted to love this one, and I could almost give it a 3-star after the fascinating twist at the end, but I just 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 only so many similarities I can tolerate.So let's see, we have this kid, Call, who was marked at birth by the most e [...]

  • Steph Sinclair

    Why does the blurb read like a Harry Potter re-mix?

  • Kat O'Keeffe

    This book was super fun, has an awesome magic system, and just sets up the rest of the series so nicely! I am so excited to see where this all goes!More thoughts coming soon in video form! :)

  • Natalie Monroe

    And we all thought Cassie was going to try something new.

  • Jess

    I’m going to try and regurgitate (lovely word) this whole subjective experience in the most objective manner possible.I’ve heard a lot of this going around:"I won’t read this because it’s just a repacked Harry Potter."Sorry to break it to you, but most likely, those that will gravitate the most to this book are those curious enough to see this attempt at a magical school. After the phenomenon that was Harry Potter, one that transcended a series initially aimed at children into a universa [...]

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I'm interested to see where the series goes. :)

  • Thibaut Nicodème

    Chapter-by-chapter review on my blog, the Snark Theater.This is…exactly what it sounds like. Cassandra Clare (and Holly Black, though her influence is basically invisible) wrote a book about a kid going to magic school. There was no other way this could go, really.If you're not aware (but is there someone on who isn't?), Cassandra Clare has a history with the Harry Potter series, and its fandom. She rose to fame by writing Harry Potter fanfiction. Even then, people already accused her (with v [...]

  • Aurélie (Exploring Pages)

    More reviews on my blog, Exploring Pages."As he bent closer, he realized they were words -- words his wife had carved into the cave ice with the last of her dying strength. As he read them, he felt them like three hard blows in the stomachLL THE CHILD"- Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, The Iron TrialThank you Doubleday Children's Books for providing me with an advanced reading copy for review.By reading The Iron Trial, the first book in the Magisterium series, I think I have signed up for an ama [...]

  • Mizuki

    Note: I am fully aware of the fact that Harry Potter is NOT the first ever YA fantasy series with 'a boy goes to a magical school' setting in it, but The Iron Trial is still a Harry Potter ripoff. It's clear as day.And no, I'm not a Harry Potter fan, so kindly put your 'angry Harry Potter fangirl' comments on hold. Ms. Holly Black, I'm so disappointed in you, I know you can do better than messing about with the likes of Cassandra Clare.And believe me.g a Harry Potter ripoff is not even the worst [...]

  • Whitney Atkinson

    Very solid start to a series. I feel like there were some things that were under-explained, but overall I love the world!

  • Elena

    Can't wait to read it!

  • Fenia

    WOW. That's my first reaction after finishing it. WOW. READ IT PEOPLE. So yes,it was similar to Harry Potter. So yes,it was REALLY similar to Harry Potter. But you know what? I haven't read a Harry Potter book for what? 7 years? So you bet your sweet as* that I loved this one!!! I missed magic ♥I can actually imagine Cassie writing this,all happy and excited because she began her career writing HP fan-fiction,so this book is like a dream come true to her. xD I love Cassie,and i'm really pissed [...]

  • Amber Robertson

    This review is also can be found on my blogR A M B L EI want to preface my ramble with the fact that I know this is basically a mash up of Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan and Harry Potter by JK Rowling. The thing is, though, those are two of my favourite series that exist. Because of that, it doesn't take a genius to work out why I loved this book. The Iron Trial also isn't the same recycled plot line we have seen with books trying to be the next Percy Jackson or Harry Potter. This book does [...]

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    REVIEW: youtube/watch?v=V-WWG3.5*It was entertaining enough and I will probably continue with the seriesIt felt like more of a 5 star book at the end, but since the first 200 pages were lacking, I'm sticking with a 3.5

  • Dylan Williams

    I haven't had that much fun reading a book in a very long time, fantastic!

  • Juliana Zapata

    Es mas un 3.5 que un 3El ritmo del libro es muy lento para mi gusto, esperaba mucha más acción y más magia, pero al igual que los personajes principales, me aburrí con el Magisterium las primeras 240 páginas, lo que es mucho teniendo en cuenta que el libro tiene 300.Qué salvo el libro? Los giros en la trama, los descubrimientos y la acción de las últimas escenas, es como si una autora escribiera la primera parte y la otra la segunda, el ritmo y las escenas cambian rotundamente. Reseña C [...]

  • Michael

    4.5This was really entertaining, if not somewhat derivative. I've got a lot too say about this one so I'll be uploading a book talk about it!

  • ♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties

    Congratulations for writing a book that is any way incorporated with Harry Potter fanfiction.Congratulations for writing a book that does not have two male and one female central character(s) like a certain J.K. Rowling book I know.Congratulations for writing a book where the male best friend is not a fun, sweet and sometimes misled guy and where the female is not a intelligent young girl because that'd be a bit too similar to Harry Potter.Congratulations for writing a book that involves going t [...]

  • Melanie

    See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads1.5 starsWhen reading a book, one expects the following: 1) an original storyline and 2) one that will not make you fall asleep one chapter in. The Iron Trial, despite being co-written by two totally capable authors, just didn’t make 1) or 2) happen.Harry Potter, anyone? I bet we all saw this one coming, regardless whether you’ve read the book yet or not. It’s about tweens, it’s got magic, it’s got 3 freaking kids on the front cover and in the backg [...]

  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

    Actual rating: 3.6 ⭐️Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️All his life Calls father told him how bad the Magisterium was. How people died, how his mother died because of them. So when the day came to get into the Magisterium, Call tried really hard to fail. But he still got a place in the strongest team of the Magisterium and begins to learn how to control magic. A few things I could guess, but the ending, Guys 👌🏻👏🏻 that was something I haven’t seen coming. Characters ⭐️⭐️⭐ [...]

  • Andre

    So, a while ago I came across the freely available excerpt for this book, which has 21 pages in PDF format, 15 pages of story and contained the prologue and the first chapter. So I figured, let's see whether it can catch my interest. And did it? Not in the least. As a matter of fact you would need to give me a damn good reason to ever actually read it because I am sure as hell not going to waste any more time on this book than absolutely necessary.Sure considered who one of the authors is I coul [...]

  • Montzalee Wittmann

    The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black, and Cassandra Clare is a wonderful fantasy book for middle grade to teen but I loved it too. It is about a boy with a very usual background, and his father doesn't want him to go to the testing but they must. All kids go to the testing for magic. He tries not to pass and gets the worst grade ever but at the same time he shows magic. He is picked regardless. He never had friends and soon he finds he has some. But he also finds out other things, dark [...]