Kid View: The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (Magisterium series, book#1)

The Iron Trial cover

Kid View: The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (Magisterium series, book#1)

The Iron Trial Book Cover The Iron Trial
Magisterium series, book#1
Holly Black, Cassandra Clare,
Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Middle Grades, Mystery, Creepy
Scholastic Press
September 9, 2014

Callum Hunt's dad always forbid magic in any way but when Call comes to the Iron Trial he fails to fail. That means he get accepted to the Magisterium, the place that he had been warned of a billion times. Now the Magisterium awaits him whether he likes it or not. From weird food to a mysterious kidnapping to unexpected answers, the Magisterium always seems like a long line of secrets. For Callum making friends was to the easy part but now with more and more secrets being held it will be difficult keeping them.

 The Iron Trial without cover


Fire wants to burn

Water wants to flow

Air wants to rise

Earth wants to bind

Chaos wants to devour



A fantasy novel that keeps you up all night.  If you love reading fiction or fantasy or maybe even a bit creepier novels I think you will enjoy this book a lot because it is all of those things combined, especially if you are in the age range 10- 13. Belonging to the Magisterium series, I think The Iron Trial is the best book because it is more action packed and suspenseful than the rest of the series. Most of the book is set at the Magisterium, a place were students learn to control and use their magic abilities. Holly and Cassandra create a perfectly clear movie in your mind with their words, making you deeply understand the challenges the characters are facing. I am definitely going to read this series least two more times and I guarantee that you will think about this book long after the last page.


Me with The Iron Trial book

The Iron Trial back


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