The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium)

Book 1 of 3 in the Magisterium Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.683311
From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .

From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on September 9, 2014 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545522250
ISBN-13: 9780545522250
25 Book Reviews
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  • plin
    plinFriday, April 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm44 stars
    This is a really good book, because this book is amazing. Its about this kid name Call, (his real name is Callum Hunt) he have to enter a test to be a place call Magisteruim, but his father tell him to fail, because he said they treat them bad.
    • plin
      plinThursday, April 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm44 stars
      This book is good so far!! It is about a kid name Callum Hunt. His's dad told him that magic is dangerous, and told him to fail the test that the Magisterium give him, because his mother die. That is the beginning, but I am in middle of the book.
      • pickypanda
        pickypandaFriday, March 20, 2015 at 5:35 am44 starsFeatured
        Do you love a story with magic and adventure than this book is good for you. Ever since Callum has been a boy his father has been telling him magic is bad and so is The Iron Trial which is a magic school everyone dreams of getting into but not Callum. When the time comes for him to try and fail to get into The Iron Trail, he fails at failing and is now in the Iron Trail. See the adventures and luck he gets in The Iron Trail.
        • penguin313
          penguin313Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm55 stars
          A good book. It combines magic, corrupted and and people, elegant based beasts and a dark backstory, and is still awesome.
          • skystorm
            skystormSaturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:28 am55 starsFeatured
            This book centers around a twelve year old kid named Call Hunt, who has been accepted into a school for magic called the Magisterium, though his father doesn't want him to attend. While at the school, Call makes new friends, new foes, and discovers a shocking secret about himself that turns his whole world upside down. This book was fast paced, original, and had plenty of funny moments too. It's got friendship, love and lots of mystery. Unlike most fantasy books, this one doesn't have the usually clear-cut lines between good and evil; on the contrary, it ends with a shocking plot twister that is sure to keep you on your toes and dying to read the next book. I would reccomend this to people that love fantasy, friendship, and fast paced adventure.