The Magisterium Series is intended to be a 5-book series for young adults. It is a fantasy series co-authored by and . It is their first collaboration. The series was acquired by in April 2012. The first book, , was published in September 2014, and hit #3 on the New York Times Middle Grade Bestseller List. The books are set in an underground school where mages train apprentices to control the elements. The books are illustrated by .
Set in a magic-inflected version of the present-day U.S., this first title in the Magisterium series combines the talents of Black (Doll Bones) and Clare (the Mortal Instruments series) in a thrilling coming-of-age story that embraces fantasy tropes while keeping readers guessing. Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has been raised to distrust magic. Mages killed his mother, and his father has warned him that the Magisterium, a school where young mages are trained, is a deathtrap. Callum’s attempts to fail the entrance exam go awry, and he is chosen to apprentice under Master Rufus, along with fellow students Aaron and Tamara. As Callum, Tamara, Aaron, and their classmates embark on their first of five years of schooling, Callum realizes how little he knows of his own heritage. The strange, subterranean Magisterium is vividly rendered, and a string of ominous revelations will leave readers eager for future installments. Fans of both authors will enjoy getting to know this well-rounded cast in the first steps of their adventure. — Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
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Announcing the first book in a brand new series from Holly Black and Cassandra Clare! Magisterium: The Iron Trial.
Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium.
Call is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can't possibly imagine.
The Magisterium series is a five-book series of fantasy novels, one book for each year of Call's life between twelve and seventeen.
Holly Black is the bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award.
Cassandra Clare is the author of the bestselling Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices trilogy, and The Bane Chronicles. Her books have more than 30 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.
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My fair questioner references the Magisterium series, written by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, two writers who I know vaguely. (I like them okay.)