Holly Black and Cassandra Clare have written a wonderful new series book -- The Iron Trial. I loved this book from the first page until the last! If you like the Harry Potter series, you will like this series as well.
Callum (Call) Hunt is a young man that has been raised by his father. His mother died when he was just a baby. His father is a magi, a man that can do magic, but his father does not want his son, Call to have anything to do with magic. Throughout Call's young life, his father has told him that magic is bad and should be avoided. One day Call is invited to the Iron Trial and if he passes the trial he will get to enter the Magisterium, a place his father has warned him never to enter. Call tries to fail the trial and even though he scores the lowest score of all the young people selected, he is accepted into the Magisterium. His father was angry, but he understood that if you were selected to the Magisterium, you had to go. It is here that Call begins to learn about magic. He learns about magic that comes from fire, water, air, earth and chaos. Call is able to make and keep friends at this school, unlike the schools he attended while living with his father. Call likes magic and cannot understand why his father does not like magic. As the year continues, he begins to learn more about his past. Is knowing his past a good thing? The reader is left wondering if Call is really doing the right thing by attending the Magisterium.
I really loved this story. There are so many twists and turns you will be up all night reading about Call and his first year at the Magisterium. I am anxious to read the next book in the series.
After reading this book, spend sometime with your family learning about your past.
Happy Daily Reading