Trudi Canavan

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  1. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai

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    So I´ve heard good things about Trudi Canavan and her trilogies, but I am not sure which one to start my reading with.

    I currently have The Black Magician trilogy and I´m thinking about starting with that. Is it connected to her other work? Is it like the Cosmere with Sanderson?

    Are there any of her series that are unfinished?

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. Randalren

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    Love the black magician books!

    Not sure if any others are connected...

    She has another series.... age of five?
    Good series, slightly slower than the black magician if I recall...

    It’s been a while
     
  3. Satrim Kha'os

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    The Black Magician trilogy is great, but I'd read Magicians Apprentice before I read that trilogy. It's set like 300 years before the events of those books or some such.
     
  4. Ilverin Matriam

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    @Satrim Kha'os If it's set 300 years before that should I read the trilogy first? Is it like New Spring and has some inside information or is not connected at all?
     
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    It has some near little info, but doesn't effect the main story arc at all.
     
  6. Alenya Al'Roran

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    I've read through the Black Magician books a few times. Start with the original trilogy and learn about Sonea. Once you read those, go back and read the prequel, The Magician's Apprentice. After that, the Traitor Spy Trilogy. The Magician's Apprentice answers a lot of questions from the Black Magician Trilogy, but if you read it first, it might give away too much.
     
  7. Elanda Tonil

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    I love Trudi Canavan! I agree with Alenya about Black Magician read order, though I could definitely see it working either way. I generally prefer to read books in the order they were written.

    I rather like her Age of Five stories as well. They're pretty different, but I really, really loved the premise and how everything played out.
     
  8. Leo Kian

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    I loved the Black Magician books, I read them as a teen but remember them fondly. Definitely worth a read. I haven't read the prequel (I really should!).

    I have read The Age of Five books also, not as good but worth a read.
     
  9. Jeryn Lekar

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    I too agree with Alenya on the reading order of those.
    Started on Age of Five but wasn't overly impressed. She follows the same formula in her books. I'm not saying it's bad cuz it obviously works, but the characters there didn't suit me very well.
    Millenium's Rule on the other hand, I find more enjoyable. Only read two books there so far but they're entertaining.
     
  10. Kethaana Nia Khamara

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    I only read Millenium's Rule. It were not the best books I've ever read, but it was an interesting story and I liked it. I can recommend it. And I don't think it's in any way connected to the other stories.
     
  11. Elanda Tonil

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    I have to agree with this. I didn’t really care for any of the characters, but I liked the universe she built. There were so many possibilities and implications of the magic system.
     
  12. Randalren

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    It’s been a while since I read these....
    And I had to order them from Australia at the time... :look
     
  13. Alenya Al'Roran

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    I'm going to revive your thread, because I just finished a reread of Black Magicians and I've moved on to the Traitor Spy. Remembering some of the things that will happen has changed my perspective on some things. I also feel the need to also Sonea a bit, but there's the other part of me that sees where she's coming from.
     
  14. Ilverin Matriam

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    I downloaded The Magician's Guild and will start listening to it today, it is only like 6 hours long :D thanks all!
     
  15. Elanda Tonil

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    Let us know what you think! :D