Magisterium: The Iron Trial

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A powerful new fantasy series from global bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.

Magisterium: The Iron Trial, Cassandra Clare

From the imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown.

Think you know magic?

Think again.

The Magisterium awaits . . .

Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt.

Call has been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician. And so he tries his best to do his worst – but fails at failing.

Now he must enter the Magisterium.
It's a place that's both sensational and sinister. And Call realizes it has dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning. Call's biggest test is still to come . . .

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780552567732
    Published: 01/09/2015
    Imprint: Corgi Childrens
    Extent: 320 pages
  • Hardback
    $37.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780857532497
    Published: 15/09/2014
    Imprint: Doubleday Childrens
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781448158379
    Published: 09/09/2014
    Imprint: RHCP Digital
    Extent: 320 pages
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"moves deftly into the gap left by Harry Potter . . . all the ingredients of a gripping tale for young teenagers" - Telegraph

"A thrilling coming-of-age story that embraces fantasy tropes while keeping readers guessing." - Publishers Weekly

"The Iron Trial is merely a setup and introduction, and promises to take subsequent instalments of the Magisterium series in a more complex and philosophical direction" - Starburst

"This is an incredible book . . . once you've started reading, its hard to put the book down. It's awesome! It's full of suspense and I cannot wait for the next book in the series to be released!" - Guardian Online

"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" - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The third-person narration, filtered through Callum’s delightfully insecure-and- overcompensating-with-snarky-bravado perspective, carries a tone that will likely have readers chortling in recognition. A promising beginning to a complex exploration of good and evil, as well as friendship’s loyalty" - Kirkus

"I definitely don't want to give anything away about the ending, but I have to give the authors credit for a really stunning climax which had me desperate to get my hands on the next in this 5-book series. I can't wait to find out where we go from here!" - Jim Dean, YA Yeah Yeah

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly 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. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at