The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, Book 2)

Book 2 of 3 in the Magisterium Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.269866
Callum Hunt’s summer break isn’t like other kids’. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren’t heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall.

It’s not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc.

Call escapes to the Magisterium -- but things only intensify there. The Alkahest -- a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic -- has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends Aaron and Tamara awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes -- and get closer to an even more dangerous truth.

As the mysteries of the Magisterium deepen and widen, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take readers on an extraordinary journey through one boy’s conflict -- and a whole world’s fate.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on September 1, 2015 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545522285
ISBN-13: 9780545522281
11 Book Reviews
  • chocolate168
    chocolate168almost 3 years44 stars
    Just like the last book in the series, it was amazing! This book is about Callum trying to solve all of his mysteries without giving away who he thinks he is. This book is where Callum's, Aaron's, and Tamara's friendship and trust gets tested. There were some moments where I just felt really satisfied, and that was really nice. Like the last book, I recommend this to those who like magic, adventure, and book... and those who don't like books! XD I once again want to thank Holly Black and Cassandra Clare and EVERYBODY ELSE that contributed to this book. I really appreciate it. Thanks!
    • 13iamgroot
      13iamgrootover 3 years55 stars
      In the second book in the Magisterium series, Callum Hunt is again causing trouble with his friends Aaron and Tamara, and this time he has to rescue his dad! Callum still has his pet Havoc, the chaos-ridden wolf, by his side all the time. Callum finally feels that he belongs, which hasn't happened before because of his leg. His leg makes it pretty hard to walk sometimes because it is twisted at an odd angle. He had many surgeries on it when he was little but it still won't be the same from before the accident when he was a baby.
      • mirror
        mirroralmost 4 years55 stars
        I loved this book, I have read the First book of the of the series, which is called "The Iron Trial." I think you will enjoy this book more if you read the first book of the series, and you will not understand what is happening in this book if you don't read the first book.
        • squid11
          squid11about 5 years
          onto the next book now like i said the series is really good
          • snicker9
            snicker9over 5 years44 starsFeatured
            The Copper Gauntlet is the second book in the series of "The Iron Trial". First of all, I strongly suggest that if you have not read the first one to do so before reading The Copper Gauntlet. Otherwise several key factors will not make sense. In the Copper Gauntlet Cole has found out some plans of his father's-that don't look good for Cole. So he decides to run away until school starts. Then he will return to the Magisterium. But then Cole finds out an ancient weapon has been stolen-and his father is the prime suspect. Cole, Aaron, Tamara and Jasper must set out to prove his father innocent. I liked in this book that Cole and his "enemy" (Jasper) have to work together. There is a lot of tension in the book, and moments that you wonder what will happen. I like that even though there is a "real" enemy, there is also a smaller antagonist. I also liked that there were more settings beyond the school or Cole's house. In this book, the crew actually went out and had an adventure where lives were at stake. Something I didn't like in this book was that there did seem to be copied features that are expected. For instance, the main trio-Cole, Aaron and Tamara-seem to to replicate traits of the main characters of Harry Potter-Harry, Ron, and Hermoine. I would recommend this book to magic-lovers and all fantasy fans. Also, any people who like books such as Harry Potter. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
            • leopardzyass_11
              leopardzyass_11about 6 years55 stars
              I think this book is really cool. Imagine, going to school full of magic. I would want to learn how to do fire first. Since I love fire. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in about 2 days. Not my best record, but it was just too good to put down!
              • Leopardzyass11about 6 years
                I think the book it amazing. I like it better than the first one personally.
                • richprince
                  richprinceover 6 years55 stars
                  This book is full of adventures and magic it's just like book one.
                  • FANFANFAN!!!almost 7 years
                    This book is so good! If you like suspense read this book! Read it anyways, even if you don't like suspense because it is REALLY good!!!
                    • FANFANFAN!!!almost 7 years
                      This book keeps you wondering what is going to happen next! If you like suspense, this is the book to read!