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The High Lord

The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3
Lu par : Richard Aspel
Série : Black Magician Trilogy, Volume 3
Durée : 21 h et 25 min
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Life should have been easier for Sonea, now that Regin ignored her and the rest of the novices treated her with wary respect, but she cannot forget what she witnessed in Akkarin's underground room, or his warning that Kyralia's ancient enemy is watching the Guild closely. The last few years have been good for Cery. He has a respected position among the Thieves, and connections in high and low places. When an exotic stranger offers to help him with a secret task, Cery knows he should refuse, but life would be boring without the occasional risk...

As Akkarin reveals more, Sonea does not know what to believe or what she fears most - that the truth is as terrifying as he claims or that he is trying to make her his accomplice in black magic.

©2004 Trudi Canavan (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing

Critiques

"A wonderfully and meticulously detailed world, and an edge-of-the-seat plot, this book is a must for lovers of good fantasy." (Jennifer Fallon)

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  • Thomas
  • 31/03/2009

Best book I have heard in a long time

When I started out reading this trilogy,I thought the book 1 was good,a little slow at times,but we need time to let her build the characters and let us get to know them,by book 2 we knew them all and were able to enjoy the story and let it wrap itself around us,by the end of book 3 I felt as if I was there with the characters,and when someone died I felt like I lost a friend,Bravo Ms. Canavan,I have not enjoyed a book this much in a LONG time,and I look forward to more of your work.

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  • Karissa Eckert
  • 19/07/2016

Amazingly narrated but the story ended poorly.

I was dying to read this book after the huge cliffhanger in the second book. The first and middle parts of this book were absolutely awesome; I was completely glued to this story. Unfortunately the ending absolutely sucked in the most sucky of sucky ways.

I listened to this on audiobook and the narrator did an amazing job. I highly recommend listening to this series on audiobook.

This is one of those books that is tough to review without spoilers; so I will put a spoiler header in here further down.

The first part of the story focuses on Sonea as she deals with being Akkarin’s apprentice. Akkarin reveals some truths to Sonea in very convincing ways. This leads Sonea down a difficult path along Akkarin’s side.

The story is well written and flows nicely. I loved the characters as well. The story really focuses on Akkarin and Sonea; although Dorian, Robin, and others still play a big role in the story as well. Akkarin is the best character in this series so I was excited to have him feature so much in this story.

Things end up coming together nicely and I loved how all the factions of the city (commoners, dwells, thieves, and mages) had to band together to face a larger fault.

Now for the spoilers….

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I loved how Sonea stuck up for her beliefs and what she thought was right. The fact that she stands steadfastly by Akkarin’s side for the sake of the kingdom and her own believes showed amazing strength and also showed how much she had matured as a character and magician. Even when Akkarin wants to take the fall by himself and leave Sonea out of it, Sonea refuses to make things easy for herself and the Guild and instead does what is right.

Sonea and Akkarin falling in love and becoming a couple was perfect. They complement each other so well; neither one will let the other falter and they both temper each other when either start to go down a path that’s too dark. I loved that they had started thinking about ways to change the future of Imardin and improve it for future generations. I was so looking forward to seeing Sonea and Akkarin come back and help the city improve and really put energy into taking care of the city they loved so much.

So...well screw that! said Canavan...I have a better idea let’s f%^&% kill Akkarin right at the end of the battle. Because you know neither Sonea nor Akkarin has suffered enough personally throughout this series. They only both lost all their friends and their home trying to save this stupid city, so right when they get to the pinnacle of victory let’s kill off the best character in this book.

As if that’s not enough let’s take this awesome, beautiful, and strong new person Sonea has become (despite all her previous trials and tortures) and crush the emotional fight out of her once and for all. Nope, no happiness for this girl. In fact let’s pour salt in the wound and make her pregnant too! That way she can be a perpetually sad woman, who is shadow of herself and continues to be ostracized by the guild for not only being Black Magician left but for being pregnant with a potentially powerful child as well.

I don’t get it, why take a great story and give it this awful and contrived ending that does nothing but destroy the best characters in the book. So depressing and sad and anti-climatic.
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Overall this was a great series and this book definitely wraps it up...but not nicely. The majority of the book is fantastic and engaging, the world and characters are amazing. The ending sucks big time and kind of made me sad I read this series at all. I don’t plan on reading anymore of Canavan’s books because the ending to this series angered me big time.

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  • Jamses
  • 08/08/2012

Wonderful book

Where does The High Lord rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The whole Black Magician's trilogy was a wonderful group of books. At the end of the series, it made me long for more. I found that Miss Trudi wrote another series with Sonea as a main character. I am interested in reading that. I am currently enjoying Terry Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" series.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Never underestimate someone with humble beginnings.

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  • Steven Wedding
  • 08/09/2011

Good story, thirsty narrator!

Overall I liked the story, but the narrator's constant sipping/swallowing was very disruptive for me.

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  • Ken
  • 08/06/2012

SPOILER

Which scene was your favorite?

the whole invasion and how the Theives help defend the city leading up to the final battle

Any additional comments?

Everything you think of up to this book changes. The High Lord turns into the hero and helps save the City, everyones misunderstanding of the High Lord comes out and they praise him in the end.

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  • JD
  • 19/09/2019

Weakest ending ever.

First two, very good. This one, mostly good. Ending, absolute my-publisher-needs-something, I've-already-made-enough-money, stopped-caring-last-week trash. Now I know where the Hunger Games burnout got their inspiration. Utter waste of money

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  • A. King
  • 13/03/2018

Nostalgic

Narrator performance was completely different from how I read it as a child, but it was interesting to hear it in a different style. He has an impressive range of voices and accents. My only qualm is that the voices he used for certain characters were inconsistent throughout the series.

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  • Psyaya
  • 08/01/2018

great trilogy

this Trilogy was really good I enjoyed every minute of it the ending of the high Lord could have been a little less sad but overall I enjoyed them very much

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  • cory
  • 20/10/2017

just ok. not worth money.

the first books biggest conflict was a fight between the main character and a boy in school. book two, same exact thing except she learns black magic. third book. tiny little fight at the end lacking all detail and imagination. I wouldn't recommend.

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  • Donald
  • 09/01/2017

great author

this is the second time listeningvto this series. I love Trudi Canavan and the narrator is great as well.

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  • kgr
  • 29/12/2009

Ungekürzt und wunderbar gelesen

Diese Rezension richtet sich an alle, die wie ich zwischen der deutschen (gekürzten) und englischen (ungekürzten) Fassung schwanken.
Meine Empfehlung: hier zugreifen! Auch als Nicht-Muttersprachler kann man mit den englischen Hörbüchern der Triologie nichts verkehrt machen. Der Sprecher liest gut verständlich, verleiht darüber hinaus jedem Charakter seine eigene Stimme (was am Anfang zugegebenerweise gewöhnungsbedürftig ist, mit jedem Kapitel aber mehr Charme entwickelt) und malt nicht zuletzt mit seinem unnachahmlichen Slang ein lebendiges Bild der slum dwellers (Hüttenbewohner) - etwas, was der deutschen Fassung völlig abgeht.

Was aber noch wichtiger ist: diese Fassung ist ungekürzt! Wo im Deutschen wichtige Handlungsstränge und Charaktere einfach unter den Tisch fallen, wird hier ein buntes und facettenreiches Bild nicht nur von Imardin und den Hauptdarstellern, sondern auch von den umgebenden Ländern und deren Bewohnern, der Historie, Kultur und - ganz wichtig - den Hintergründen der ganzen Geschichte gezeichnet. Wer darauf verzichtet, bringt sich um den eigentlichen Reiz der Erzählung.

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  • Sandra Zielinger
  • 22/03/2009

Absolutly Wonderful

I was so intranced with this finishing novel of the Magicians Guild Trilogy, that I stopped doing everything else and just listend to how this really wonderful and thrilling novel finished. I really enjoyed this!

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  • Metterschling
  • 22/11/2011

Hören, hören, hören!

Die Trilogie ist so spannend und faszinierend, der Sprecher zu fesselnd und die Charaktere so sympathisch, dass man gar nicht aufhören kann, wenn man einmal angefangen hat. Ich konnte nicht einmal bis zum nächsten Flexiguthaben warten und habe mir zwischendrin den zweiten Teil zusätzlich geholt. Und - kaum hatte ich den dritten Teil durch, habe ich bei Teil 1 wieder angefangen! Ich denke, das spricht Bände.

Einziges Manko ist das Ende von The High Lord. Da hatte ich ein bisschen das Gefühl, dass die Autorin durch das Finale durchgehuscht ist, weil sie es selbst nicht ertragen konnte... Ein Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiesenspannungsbogen durch drei Bände hinweg - und dann ein Ende, bei dem man sich fragt - warum haben sie es nicht anders gemacht? Die Lösung war doch zur Hand? Hä? Es ist aber nur so ein kleiner Wermutstropfen, dass ich trotzdem die volle Punktzahl vergebe!!!

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  • Julia Förster
  • 22/07/2017

Spannende Reihe

Diese Triologie ist nicht nur für jeden Trudi Canavan Fan sondern für jeden Fantasieliebhaber zu empfehlen.