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Trudi Canavan Books In Order

Publication Order of Black Magician Trilogy Books

The Magicians' Guild (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Novice (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The High Lord (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Age Of Five Gods Books

Priestess of the White (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last of the Wilds (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voice of the Gods (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Traitor Spy Trilogy Books

The Ambassador's Mission (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rogue (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Traitor Queen (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Millennium's Rule Books

Thief's Magic (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel of Storms (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Doctor Who: Time Trips Short Stories

Salt of the Earth (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Magician's Apprentice (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Doctor Who: Time Trips (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Trudi Canavan is a well known author from Australia who likes to write her novels based on the science and fiction genres. She was born on October 23, 1969 and is best known for writing down the famous and bestselling trilogies Age of Five and The Black Magician Trilogy. Before becoming a full time author, Trudi used to work as a graphic designer and used to write her novels only in her spare time. Most of her novel series’ are trilogies as she likes to keep her fantasy series short and sweet for the readers to read and enjoy. She does not want them to get bored by lengthy series and at the same time wants them to wait eagerly for her next trilogy. Trudi always announces her next trilogy at the time of publishing of the last book of her current trilogy. She grew up near the suburb of Ferntree Gully after being born in a place called Kew in Melbourne, Australia. As a child, she was highly interested in arts, music and writing and was very creative in her works. She had decided to become a professional artist at a very young age and enrolled herself at the Melbourne College of Decoration, where achieved an Advanced Certificate in Promotional Display. She also received an award for scoring Highest Aggregate Mark in the Art Subjects in the year 1988.

In 1995, Trudi Canavan started a freelance business in the name of The Telltale Art, which specialized in services of graphical designs. At the same time, she also started working for a magazine called Aurealis, which was an Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine. She used to work as an all-rounder as she had to look after all the departments such as reading manuscripts, editing art and cover pages, stuffing envelopes and creating web pages. In doing all these stuffs, she used to write in her spare time. She has said in her interviews that she had the ambition of writing a novel at the age of 25, but lacked the required focus as she was busy with a lot of other things. Then she started taking a few writing courses and started refining her skills at writing fiction, even though she had to face a few rejections in the beginning. Then in the year 1999, Trudi won the Aurealis Award for one of her short stories in the Best Fantasy Short Story category and from there, her writing career got a great boost. After that, her the novels of her trilogies started coming out and she kept becoming more and more popular after the publication of each new novel. Many of her novels have been nominated for the Aurealis Award in the Best Fantasy Novel category and have also featured in top ten Australian bestseller lists. They have also been translated into a number of languages such as Dutch, Danish, German, French, Czech, Italian and Polish. Trudi is of the opinion that in order improve your writing skills the best thing to do is to keep on writing. Trudi has won many prestigious awards for her works. Other than the Aurealis Award on numerous occasions, she has won the Ditmar Award in the year 1996 and was nominated once in the year 2003.

Trudi Canavan has written a total of 5 trilogy series’ in her career till now and is also working on the sixth one. The first trilogy written by her was The Black Magician Trilogy, the novels of which were published between the years 2001 and 2002. The first novel of The Black Magician Trilogy was published by the Orbit publishing house in the year 2001. It was titled ‘The Magician’s Guild’ and is set in a fantasy world called Kyralia. The main characters of the novel include Akkarin, Sonea, Rothen along with a few others as well. In the opening sequence of the novel, the fantasy world of Kyralia is introduced as a place full of magicians who carry out their desired works without out any fear from the non-magicians who live in the slums. Every year, the magicians of Imardin gather in the city of Kyralia, which is considered to be the city of undesirables and purge their magical powers. They are cloaked and protected in their sorcery and move in Kyralia without any fear from the miscreants and the vagrants, who always try to despise them and their magical works.

Sonea is introduced in the novel as an exceptional girl living in the slums. She is described by the author as more powerful than the average novice of Kyralia and possibly has more magical powers than the average magician. She seems to be enraged at the magicians and hurl stones at the invaders. In spite of being just a teenager, her stone penetrates the magical shields of the invaders effortlessly. The shield which was called as the Magicians’ Guild was hard to penetrate by a normal being and when Sonea’s stone penetrates it, the magician’s begin to think she also has some magical powers even though she lives in the slums. Her magical powers are raw and is beyond the imagination of the magicians of Kyralia. Hence, they decide to find and train her to use her powers efficiently before she destroys the city of Kyralia along with herself, as she does not understand her magical powers and does not possess the force to control it.

The second novel of the trilogy was published in the year 2002 by the Orbit publishing house. The title of the novel was ‘The Novice’ and just like the first novel of the series, this novel is also set in the magical and the fantasy world of Kyralia city. The novel continues to feature the same characters, including Sonea, Akkarin, Rothen and others. In the opening plot of the novel, it is revealed that even if a magician of Kyralia possesses magical powers and they surface of their accord, he should have the knowledge of controlling it otherwise he will be dead soon. Sonea finds herself alone among all the other novices in the Magicians’ Guild as she comes from a lowly beginning. However, her magical powers are stronger than any other novice with the help of which she has been able to win several powerful allies such as the newly promoted Guild AMbassador, Lord Dannyl. He is the only one whom she could trust. But, Dannyl is sent on court duty to the Elyne court, leaving Sonea alone once again in the middle of the malicious rumors and lies that her enemies like to spread. Then, the High Lord Akkarin comes to her rescue, but his support meant that Sonea had to safeguard his mysteries, which was full of secrets leading to deep darkness. Meanwhile, Lord Dannyl is ordered by High Lord Akkarin to resume the research work of the ancient magical knowledge. He sets out on an extraordinary journey full of unknown wonders and a terrible future.

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