The High Lord by Trudi Canavan: Book Review - The Fantasy Review

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan: Book Review

My Review


A lot happens in The High Lord, the final entry to Trudi Canavan‘s The Black Magician trilogy. I will try not to reveal any spoilers in this review!

Sonea finally comes to the end of her character arc

Her previous flaws of distrust, lack of knowledge, and lack of respect are all worked through and come to a satisfying conclusion.

Akkarin becomes a far more important character in The High Lord, as he takes Sonea under his wing and begins to show her more of the world than she could have imagined.

His character is still shrouded in a lot of mystery for a lot of the book, but in the final third we see a new side of him.

The plot was well foreshadowed by the mysteries, secrets, and events of the previous two books

A lot happens quite quickly, and perhaps it might have been better to have had more of that epic scale earlier on in the fantasy trilogy. However, it was still a fantastic story and this book did it justice.

Lord Dannyl’s storyline was a little slower in this book than in The Novice, however his character continues to develop, and he has an important role to play in revealing certain secrets.

Overall, this trilogy is an incredible story

It’s full of magic, dark secrets, forbidden and unexpected love, and friendship.

When I first read these books (I was 13) I fell in love with them and reread them over and over again! They might not be cutting-edge, modern fantasy, but they are solid fantasy books that hold their own in the genre.

More Trudi Canavan Book Reviews

The Magician’s Apprentice (The Black Magician #0.5)

The Magician’s Guild (The Black Magician #1)

The Novice (The Black Magician #2)

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Owner and Editor of The Fantasy Review. Loves all fantasy and science fiction books, graphic novels, TV and Films. Having completed a BA and MA in English Literature and Creative writing, they would like to go on to do a PhD. Favourite authors are Trudi Canavan, Steven Erikson, George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson.

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