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Trudi Canavan - Author

About the Author

Trudi Canavan lives in the Melbourne suburb of Ferntree Gully. As well as writing fantasy, she works as a freelance designer and illustrator, and is Art Director for an Australian SFF magazine.

Featured books by Trudi Canavan

Thief's Magic

Thief's Magic

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen's world faces. Elsewhere, in a land ruled by the priests, Rielle the dyer's daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she knows she has a talent for it, and that there is a corrupter in the city willing to teach her how to use it - should she dare to risk the Angels' wrath. But not everything is as Tyen and Rielle have been raised to believe. Not the nature of magic, nor the laws of their lands. Not even the people they trust.

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The Voice of the Gods

The Voice of the Gods

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Trudi launched her career with The Black Magician  trilogy, wonderful, imaginary stuff.  This is the conclusion to her second trilogy, Age of the Five, so by now you should be well and truly hooked – and if not, why not?Comparison: Terry Goodkind, Ursula K Le Guin, Tanith Lee.

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The Magician's Apprentice

The Magician's Apprentice

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2009

A strong new voice in the world of fantasy fiction Trudi Canavan has had massive success with her Black Magician trilogy in the US, Australia and the UK and looks to be going from strength to strength with The Magician’s Apprentice. Sorcery, excitement and danger throughout, a must for all fantasy fans.

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The Magicians' Guild

The Magicians' Guild

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Audiobook On Cd Release Date: 02/02/2006

I generally listen to audiobooks to help me sleep but this was so exciting it had the opposite effect! Brilliant characterisation, a compelling storyline and atmospheric music, and Kellie Bright was a great choice for Sonya - I really believed she was telling me her story and I was on her side from the start. I couldn't wait to get the next installment of the trilogy on CD.Read by Kellie BrightAbridged on 5 CDsRunning time approx 6 hours

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Other books by Trudi Canavan

Maker's Curse

Maker's Curse

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2021

***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES*** 'EPIC, VIVID AND BELIEVABLE' Guardian on Thief's Magic International No. 1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan returns with the thrilling final chapter in her Millennium's Rule series - a place where worlds are at war and magic is not what it seems . . . Rielle is the Maker, restorer of worlds. She has lost count of the number of worlds she has been sent to save. Tyen has cast off his old identity. No longer a spy, he now attempts to teach new sorcerers and find ways to counteract the war machines that are spreading throughout the worlds. But when an old enemy brings news of a dark threat - something far worse than magically dead worlds and dangerous sorcerers - Rielle and Tyen must reunite if they are to have any chance of saving humanity. Praise for Millennium's Rule: 'Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX 'A must for fans of Canavan's previous work and for fantasy fans in general' Press Association 'Rielle's story entrances . . . leaving readers eager for the next two volumes' Publishers Weekly 'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys

Successor's Promise

Successor's Promise

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2018

International No. 1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan returns with the third instalment in the Millennium's Rule series - her most powerful and thrilling adventure yet. Five years have passed since the Rebels confronted the Raen. Five years, in which Qall - the boy Rielle rescued - has grown up among the Travellers, with no memory of the life that was stolen from him. Five years of chaos, barely contained by Baluka and the Restorers. Worlds are at war, some overrun by deadly machines, some drained of magic by power-hungry sorcerers. As Qall comes of age, and Rielle and Tyen's hard-won peace is threatened, their loyalties are tested - and Qall's very existence is at stake. Because Dahli is still determined to restore Valhan to power, and he will stop at nothing to succeed. Escape to a new world. Discover the magic of Trudi Canavan.

Successor's Promise

Successor's Promise

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Audio disc Release Date: 21/09/2017

Successor's Promise by Trudi Canavan

Angel of Storms

Angel of Storms

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2016

'ANOTHER PAGE-TURNER FROM ONE OF FANTASY'S BESTSELLING AUTHORS' Independent Following Thief's Magic, international No. 1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan returns with the second novel in the Millennium's Rule series - her most powerful and thrilling adventure yet. A DARK DANGER LIES IN WAIT . . . Tyen trains students in the ways of magic, but his teaching may soon be outlawed. Rumour has it that the formidable ruler of all worlds, long believed to be dead, is back and is harshly enforcing his old laws - including the one forbidding schools of magic. As teachers and pupils flee, Tyen is left with no home and no purpose . . . except to fulfil the promise he made to Vella, the sorcerer imprisoned in a book. Tyen must decide what he is willing to do to free her. Elsewhere, Rielle's peaceful new life as a tapestry weaver has been shattered by a local war. As defeat looms, the powerful Angel of Storms appears and invites Rielle to join the artists of his heavenly realm. But what will he require in return for this extraordinary offer? A gripping fantasy adventure filled with danger, intrigue and forbidden magic. Perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss and Peter V. Brett. ESCAPE TO A NEW WORLD. DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF TRUDI CANAVAN. Praise for the Millennium's Rule series: 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX 'A must for fans of Canavan's previous work and for fantasy fans in general' Press Association 'Rielle's story entrances . . . leaving readers eager for the next two volumes' Publisher's Weekly 'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys

Doctor Who - Zeitreisen 4: Das Salz der Erde

Doctor Who - Zeitreisen 4: Das Salz der Erde

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Ebook Release Date: 25/01/2016

ZEITREISEN - Eine einzigartige Kurzgeschichtensammlung neuer Doctor-Who-Abenteuer von einigen der besten Autoren, die das uns bekannte Universum zu bieten hat!

Thief's Magic

Thief's Magic

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/05/2014

Thief's Magic by Trudi Canavan

Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth (Time Trips)

Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth (Time Trips)

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/03/2014

The Third Doctor and Jo Grant arrive for a well-deserved holiday of sun and blokarting on a salt lake in Australia in 2028. Weird sculptures adorn the landscape statues carved from the salt. People have been leaving them in the salt lakes for years but these look different. Grotesque, distorted figures twisted in pain. They don t last long in the rain and the wind, but they re just made of salt... Aren t they?

The Traitor Queen

The Traitor Queen

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2013

The Traitor Queen is the triumphant conclusion to the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling Traitor Spy trilogy from fantasy phenomenon Trudi Canavan, which began with The Ambassador's Mission and continued with The Rogue. Events are building to a climax in Sachaka as Lorkin returns from his exile with the Traitor rebels. The Traitor Queen has given Lorkin the huge task of brokering an alliance between his people and the Traitors. Lorkin has also had to become a feared black magician in order to harness the power of an entirely new kind of gemstone magic. This knowledge could transform the Guild of Magicians - or make Lorkin an outcast forever. Set in the same world as her global bestselling Black Magician Trilogy, Trudi Canavan's Traitor Spy Trilogy is a gripping fantasy adventure filled with danger and forbidden magic. ESCAPE TO A NEW WORLD. DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF TRUDI CANAVAN. 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX The Traitor Spy Trilogy: The Ambassador's Mission The Rogue The Traitor Queen

The Traitor Queen

The Traitor Queen

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2012

The Traitor Queen by Trudi Canavan

The Rogue

The Rogue

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2012

Following The Ambassador's Mission comes this second thrilling novel in the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling Traitor Spy Trilogy from the fantasy phenomenon Trudi Canavan. Kyralia is facing threats at home and abroad, as a rogue killer stalks its capital's streets, while the neighbouring kingdom of Sachaka is breeding a rebellion that could destabilise the entire region. High Lord Akkarin and Sonea's son Lorkin has a legacy of heroism to live up to, but despite his good intentions, his incarceration in Sachaka's rebel traitor stronghold could destroy the tenuous peace between the two countries. Angered by Lorkin's seeming defection the Sachakans blame the Kyralian ambassador, Danny--and they are a savage people when roused. And back home, in the University, two young novices are about to remind the Guild that sometimes their greatest enemy comes from within . . . Set in the same world as her global bestselling Black Magician Trilogy, Trudi Canavan's Traitor Spy Trilogy is a gripping fantasy adventure filled with danger and forbidden magic. ESCAPE TO A NEW WORLD. DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF TRUDI CANAVAN. 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX The Traitor Spy Trilogy: The Ambassador's Mission The Rogue The Traitor Queen

The Ambassador's Mission

The Ambassador's Mission

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Discover the first thrilling novel in the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling Traitor Spy Trilogy from the fantasy phenomenon Trudi Canavan. As the son of the late High Lord Akkarin, saviour of the city, and Sonea, the former street urchin turned Black Magician, Lorkin has a legacy of heroism and adventure to live up to. So when Lord Dannyl takes the position of Guild Ambassador to Sachaka, Lorkin volunteers to be his assistant in the hopes of making his mark on the world. When news comes that Lorkin is in danger, the law that forbids Black Magicians leaving the city forces Sonea to trust that Dannyl will save him. Besides, her old friend Cery needs her as never before: someone has been assassinating Thieves, and when his family is targeted he finds evidence that this Thief Hunter uses magic. Either a member of the Guild is hunting down the Thieves one by one, or there is - once again - a rogue magician on the streets of Imardin. And this one has full control of their powers - and is willing to kill with them. Set in the same world as her global bestselling Black Magician Trilogy, Trudi Canavan's Traitor Spy Trilogy is a gripping fantasy adventure filled with danger and forbidden magic. ESCAPE TO A NEW WORLD. DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF TRUDI CANAVAN. 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX The Traitor Spy Trilogy: The Ambassador's Mission The Rogue The Traitor Queen

The Ambassador's Mission

The Ambassador's Mission

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2011

The Ambassador's Mission by Trudi Canavan

The Novice

The Novice

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Following The Magicians' Guild comes the second book in the phenomenally popular Black Magician Trilogy, from international No. 1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan *Over 3 million Trudi Canavan copies sold worldwide* Imardin is a city of dark intrigues and deadly politics, where those who wield magic wield power. Into this established order has blundered a young street-girl with extraordinary magical gifts. Adopted by the Magicians' Guild, her life is changed forever - but for better or for worse? Sonea knew that she'd face a tough time training within the Magicians' Guild but she little realised the level of animosity she would face from her fellow novices. The sons and daughters of the most powerful families in the realm, her classmates seem determined to see her fail - at whatever cost. But in accepting the protection of the guild's high lord, Sonea may have embraced an even bleaker fate. For High Lord Akkarin harbours a secret that is far darker than his magician's robes. Praise for Trudi Canavan: 'Epic, vivid and believable' Guardian 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX 'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys 'A suspenseful masterpiece . . . will have fans desperate for the sequel' RT Book Reviews 'Superb . . . an enthralling tapestry of a book that's hard to put down' Fantasy Faction The Black Magician Trilogy: The Magicians' Guild The Novice The High Lord *Have you tried Trudi Canavan's stunning new series, Millennium's Rule? It starts with the Sunday Times bestselling THIEF'S MAGIC*

The High Lord

The High Lord

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Following The Magicians' Guild and The Novice comes the third book in the phenomenally popular Black Magician Trilogy, from international No. 1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan *Over 3 million Trudi Canavan copies sold worldwide* In the city of Imardin, where those who wield magic wield power, a young street-girl, adopted by the Magician's Guild, finds herself at the centre of a terrible plot that may destroy the entire world . . . Sonea has learned much at the magicians' guild and the other novices now treat her with a grudging respect. But she cannot forget what she witnessed in the High Lord's underground room - or his warning that the realm's ancient enemy is growing in power once more. As Sonea learns more, she begins to doubt her guildmaster's word. Could the truth really be as terrifying as Akkarin claims, or is he trying to trick her into assisting in some unspeakably dark scheme? Praise for Trudi Canavan: 'Epic, vivid and believable' Guardian 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX 'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys 'A suspenseful masterpiece . . . will have fans desperate for the sequel' RT Book Reviews 'Superb . . . an enthralling tapestry of a book that's hard to put down' Fantasy Faction The Black Magician Trilogy: The Magicians' Guild The Novice The High Lord *Have you tried Trudi Canavan's stunning new series, Millennium's Rule? It starts with the Sunday Times bestselling THIEF'S MAGIC*

The Magician's Apprentice

The Magician's Apprentice

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/02/2009

In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn. When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord Dakon, Tessia is forced to fight off the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage - and instinctively uses magic. She now finds herself facing an entirely different future as Lord Dakon's apprentice. But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. Events are brewing that will lead nations into war, rival magicians into conflict, and spark an act of sorcery so brutal that its effects will be felt for centuries . . .

Last Of The Wilds

Last Of The Wilds

Author: Trudi Canavan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/03/2008

Although the architect of the White's victory, Auraya's first taste of war has left her sleep filled with nightmares. She walks in fields of blood and gore while the dead rise in accusation. You killed us. You. It seems Auraya will know no peace while these nightmares haunt her, but the only one she trusts to help has vanished. The Dreamweaver, Leiard, still struggling to come to terms with the ever more powerful memories of the long-dead Mirar, flees into the mountains with Emerahl, perhaps the last of the Wilds. Although not a Dreamweaver herself, Emerahl is powerfully gifted, and helps Leiard to make sense of his strange jumble of memories. What they discover will change his life forever. And far to the south, the Pentadrians lick their wounds and set about finding a new leader. Peace, it seems, must wait a while yet ...