- Title: The High Lord
- Author: Trudi Canavan
- ISBN: 9780060575304
- Page: 495
- Format: Paperback
You want to know the truth Sonea has learned much since she was but a penniless urchin possessing an awesome untapped ability She has earned the grudging respect of her fellow novices and a place in the Magicians Guild But there is much she wishes she had never learned what she witnessed, for example, in the underground chamber of the mysterious High Lord Akkarin You want to know the truth Sonea has learned much since she was but a penniless urchin possessing an awesome untapped ability She has earned the grudging respect of her fellow novices and a place in the Magicians Guild But there is much she wishes she had never learned what she witnessed, for example, in the underground chamber of the mysterious High Lord Akkarin and the knowledge that the Guild is being observed closely by an ancient fearsome enemy.Still, she dares not ignore the terrifying truths the High Lord would share with her, even though she fears it may be base trickery, a scheme to use her astonishing powers to accomplish his dark aims For Sonea knows her future is in his hands and that only in the shadows will she achieve true greatness if she survives.
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This last book in the trilogy is the best by far. I really enjoyed it. I'd recommend reading the trilogy together and in order, which is probably something normal people would do anyway. I think while each one has a complete story arc, they form a much more complex and satisfying whole all together. Normally I advocate reading books haphazardly and maniaclly, but really, these could be just one big long novel if people were willing to carry around a 1000 page book. The character development acro [...]
Actual Rating 4.5I just could not stop read this one until it was finished. I was like this from start to finish: So much has happen and I can't even write anything remotely coherent. I ned time to process this then I'll come back and try to give a proper review.
It wasn't that complicated a plot, or that original a premise -- to be honest, much of the setting reminded me of Raymond E. Feist's Krondor mixed with his magicians on Kelewan. Regardless, I enjoyed reading the books and read them very quickly: one a day, just about. They're light, easy reads, in my opinion. If you're looking for something long and epic, look somewhere else, but if you want something to take up a boring weekend or something, I think these books would do it nicely.The action its [...]
I was so very, very disapointed with this ending, it was geniunely abismal, and I loved the second book, I though it was down to earth and just about right. This, this piece of poorly plotted abomination ruined it, it's almost as if when she was writing it Canavan just thought; "Actually, do you know what? Screw all the plot and tension. I've decided to write the ending to a very bad piece fan fiction and then stick it on the end of the book!"Not to mention that she kills of a character she forc [...]
I started this series years and years ago. About two years ago I bought the whole series so I could finally finish it. I fell in love with this world again. But, to be honest, my biggest motivation was the gay couple that I shipped without end.However, when I picked this book up back then it didn't really grip me and I lost interest in it around the 150 page mark. I'm not really sure what made me decide to pick this up again last week but I just really wanted to finish this series. It was about [...]
*MAJOR SPOILERS!!*I'm writing this review without reading the ones below. I just finished reading the book, so you might realize I'm still affected by a lot of what just happened. It took a day to read each book, and every day I was more and more interested on the fates of Sonea, Rothen, Dannyl, Cery, and eventually, even perhaps more than the rest, Akkarin. Because of that, let me just inhale and exhale and perhaps say Holy Shit. Excuse my language, but really. That is how I feel, bewildered, e [...]
I cannot even with the horrid heap of crap that this was.First of all, a bunch of people died for no reason. Then, a bunch of storylines were left untied.And the absolute worst of all, for which Trudi Canavan should get repeatedly hit in the back of the neck with a book by Professor Snape, is that of all the couples she wrote that were constantly having sex and making out and talking about how much they loved each other, the gay one was the only one who didn't.Yes, you heard me right. Gay men do [...]
I enjoyed these books up until the end which ruined the whole thing for me.
Well I finished this book a few hours ago and I still have no words. This book was a ride. I LOVED the beginning, I was so immersed in the story. I loved it to pieces. But the ending. WHY?! I hate those endings, I mean, there was no need. Everything was so great already. Why!!!??? But, well, it was a great book. I have to say, although, that I am now a little bit hesitant to pick Trudi Canavan's other trilogy.
Un final épico para una saga fantástica. El mejor libro de la saga, lejos. No podía dejar de leerlo, era demasiado apasionante. A diferencia de los dos primeros, éste no tuvo ni un solo momento de estancamiento, la historia era ágil y llena de misterio, la acción no se detiene nunca.Nuevamente la historia está dividida en dos. La primera parte nos adentra en el gran misterio que Akkarin ha mantenido durante toda la saga. Sonea de a poco va adentrándose en el oscuro mundo de la magia supe [...]
WHO THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS OKAY?All right,fine.ew coming. The High Lord is the last book of The Black Magician series. It's also,notably,the best book of the series.The first and second books of The Black Magician series had some problems,and they pretty much didn't exist in this last book. The characters where engaging. The plotline was full of darkness and action-packed. The plot was well defined. Sonea was undergoing some seriously confidence problems in The Novice. But in this book,she's extr [...]
5.5/10This was no worse than the previous two books and did actually have some things going on it as apposed to the previous two novels in this series but I still didn't care for it overall. I resorted to skimming to finish the book as I wasn't invested in the characters at all and whilst there were a few things to be cleared up I didn't care how they would be resolved.If the series had cut out large portions of the first book, the whole of the second book and just used some of the plot devices [...]
I am moderately satisfied with the series, though not with the first book. What I think about each of the three books: 1) "The Guild": almost half of the book is spent relating the tentatives of Sonea, supported by a friend and the Thieves, to conceal herself from the Guild magicians: I think it is a waste of time and energy, because every reader undestands since a few pages that she's going to be captured and instructed from the Guild (it is impossible not to undestand it: the story is related [...]
I really disliked the dramatic shift in Akkarin's character that took place in this book. It seemed inconsistent with the previous book. Granted, a lot of the shift in character stems from previously unknown information being revealed, but it still felt illogical. Maybe I would have accepted it more easily if there had been a little more foreshadowing and ambiguity in previous novels or if there was a bit more ambiguity in this one, but Sonea and Loreln especially seemed too willing to forgive a [...]
I was disappointed at the end of the book. I can't say I was fond of High Lord but it ended in the worst possible way. My heart was shattered to pieces as well. It's because there were so many things that shouldn't have happened and so many that should. Authors will strickes again. When I read the story it should have a life on it's own. This one didn't. I enjoyed the whole trilogy greatly, I read the whole thing in three days and at the end I just couldn't believe It didn't make any sense to me [...]
It's been quite some time since I read this one. To be honest, the ending simply ruined it for me. Otherwise, it would have gotten 2 stars at least, but I never really connected even with the "good" parts, and then it whammed me with a mega-depressing finale. Because the rest of it was so blah, I was counting on a grand finish to pull it through and make it worthwhile, so that ending really, really let me down. I also was just not interested in the plots going on parallel to Sonea's, in particul [...]
This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm/It has been a year since the challenge and Sonea has earned the respect of her fellow novices, but is still being held captive by the High Lord, but as she learns more about Akkarin, she has to figure out if he is telling the truth or manipulating her. Meanwhile Dannyl and Tayend are happy together and have a mission to stop a group of rogue magicians, and Cery is now a Thief and is tracking down some serial killers. Trudi Canavan is a f [...]
Un final de trilogía impactante, emocionante pero sobre todo imprevisto. Nadie diría al final del Gremio de los Magos que la historia de Sonea iba a acabar de esta manera. De esta manera genial. La verdad es que es uno de los finales que más me ha gustado y es que esta saga no ha hecho más que ir en ascenso, desde el primer libro hasta el último. Merece la pena darle una oportunidad.
It was the perfect ending to this series. The frist book was a little slow, but this one had enough twists and new situations to be good paced.Some characters developed immensly and my opinion constantly shifted. And I am always a fan when not all characters survive, dark as that may be.
That ending was so unsatisfying for me 😭
3.5Terminado de leer 09/02/2014 (tarde >_<)Autora-trollYO> I-I k-knowwww T___TLa experiencia de esta lectura se resume en dos cuestiones, la primera, lo que ya venía diciendo: tres libros para esta historia eran absolutamente innecesarios, los dos primeros bien podrían reducirse a una primera parte de un solo libro y lo que resta para esta última entrega. La otra cuestión…¡¿Qué carajos fue ese final?! ¿Es que a la autora le entró el demonio George R R Martin al cuerpo? ¿Escr [...]
Stand: 2010Ich fand das Buch genauso gut wie den ersten und den zweiten Teil. Nicht schlechter, aber auch nicht (wie ich eigentlich gedacht hätte) besser. Wie schon im ersten und im zweiten Band zieht sich der Anfang sehr und ab der Mitte geht es dann erst so richtig los. Meiner Meinung nach hätte man viele Szenen einfach weglassen sollen. Fertig. So ist das, hart aber wahr. Ich habe ja absolut nichts gegen lange Bücher, aber, wenn sie einfach nur lang sind um naja, lang zu sein, ist das wirk [...]
Wasn't my favourite in the series, hence only three stars It is a good series but in this book I personally thought Sonea and Akkarin's romantic interest to be cliché. (Especially when she had his baby at the end - cringe). The build up was great, but then they got together and I got bored of them almost straight away. I felt it would have been more prudent for Akkarin to be strong, refusing any romantic involvement - resulting in an unrequited/forbidden type love senario. And perhaps Sonea cou [...]
Yay for dragging the plot like molasses in retarded directions before introducing the Great Danger in the last 1/6 of the allotted space! We learn about the impending doom only in this book and it takes half of it to actually get to the point. The climax, admittedly, consists of more than three pages, but it's very small? The scale of the event is striking; if you count the persons fighting, it would look live a tavern brawl. There are some plot devices here that made me consider giving this boo [...]
This book is one of my all-time favorites, and that's in spite of (view spoiler)[the devastating ending (which I wish Canavan would re-write!). There were definite possibilities for it to go in a different direction. Maybe the author didn't want it to be predictable, in which case she succeeded. Maybe it needed to end this way for some purpose to be revealed in the follow-up Traitor Spy series. Or maybe tragic endings are sometimes better for the quality and the emotional impact, whether we enjo [...]
RATING:Ever since Sonea became Akkarin’s novice, somehow her life in the Guild gets a littler better, if only she can forget what she witnessed in the High Lord’s underground room. But things get dramatically changed when while living with the High Lord, she witnessed more and more of Akkarin’s activities. Until Akkarin was left no choice but to tell her everything and teach her what he knowscluding Black Magic.Sonea, getting closer to Akkarin everyday, is suddenly amidst a much greater co [...]
It's a long time since I read a good-sized book straight through in less than 24 hours! The fact that this book falls into that category was quite a surprise, I hadn't expected it to be so deeply engaging. The first two books were good but in my opinion this is the best of the trilogy. There is nothing particularly original or stupendous about the story, which is why it reaches only a 4-star rating but for sheer enjoyment and readability I cannot fault it and find myself sorry to be leaving thes [...]
Sonea hat viel gelernt, seit sie in die Gilde aufgenommen wurde. Sie hat sich den Respekt der anderen Novizen verschafft und ihren Platz unter den Magiern gefunden. Manches jedoch, wünschte sie, hätte sie nie erfahren Spricht Akkarin die Wahrheit, wenn er Sonea warnt, dass die Macht der Feinde des Reiches dramatisch wächst?Was bin ich froh, diese Autorin entdeckt zu haben! Seit Stephen King hat mich kein Autor so auf Anhieb überzeugt. Jetzt habe ich die erste Reihe abgeschlossen, zwei weiter [...]
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