The Novice by Trudi Canavan is the second book in the Black Magician Trilogy.
Like the first book (The Magicians' Guild), this book is about Sonea and her time & experiences among the novices at The Magicians' Guild.
The Novice by Trudi Canavan is also about Dannyl (a fellow magician who has befriended Sonea), his travels and what he discovers on his journey.
I enjoyed this book as much as the first, at first it was a bit slow going during the bits where its from Dannyl's point of view, but it soon picks up!
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