|Magician's Apprentice, the (2009) [Novel]|
by Trudi Canavan
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Series: Black Magician Trilogy, the
(From the publisher):
In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the villiage Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband. Despite knowing that women aren't readily accepted by the Guild of Healers, Tessa is determined to follow in her father's footsteps. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn.
When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord Dakon, Tessa is forced to fight of the advances of a visting Sachakan mage - and instinctively uses magic. She now finds herself facing an entirely different future as Lord Dakon's apprentice.
Although there are long hours of study and self-discipline, Tessia's new life also offers more opportunities than she had ever hoped for, and an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servents and - she is delighted to learn - reguler trips to the great city of Imardin.
But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magicil gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. Events are brewing that will lead nations into war, rival magicians into conflict, and spark an act of sorcery so brutal that its effects will be felt for centuries...
Original title: The Magician's Apprentice
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Guilds
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Paranormal Powers→ Wizards, Sorcerers, Enchantresses. Etc.