If you enjoyed ‘The Iron Trial’ (which I did) then you will probably be a fan of this second installment of the Magisterium series.
Cal returns for his second year at the Magisterium, and things are getting bad. Cal is convinced that he is the person that all the mages are fighting against, but he cannot tell anyone of his fears. His father is convinced Cal is evil, and seems determined to take whatever steps he deems necessary to protect those he cares about.
This picks up well from the first book in the series, and we get plunged straight back into the thick of the action. It reminded me a little of Harry Potter, but that’s no bad thing. Some great characters and I feel this has been set up well for the next part of the series.