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THE MAGICIANS’ GUILD

Andrea Sabio Prada

3ºB ESO

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25/02/2013


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAG 1. BIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR ............................................................................................ 3

2. SUMMARY ...................................................................................................................................................... 3

3. MAIN CHARACTERS .......................................................................................................................... 4 3.1. SONEA ........................................................................................................................................... 4 3.2. CERINY ......................................................................................................................................... 4 3.3. ROTHEN ..................................................................................................................................... 4 3.4. FERGUN ....................................................................................................................................... 4 3.5. AKKARIN .................................................................................................................................... 4

4. VOCABULARY ........................................................................................................................................... 5

5. MY PERSONAL OPINION ABOUT THE BOOK .................................................... 5

6. QUOTES ........................................................................................................................................................... 6

7. BIBLIOGRAPHY ..................................................................................................................................... 7

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BIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR

TRUDI CANAVAN:

Trudi Canavan is a known writer of fantasy novels. She was born on 23 October 1969 in Melbourne, Australia. When she was little she was interested in writing, art and music. In 1995 she founded The Telltale Art (a business specialized in graphical design) and she started to work for the fantasy and science fiction magazine, Aurealis. In that time she wrote in her free time. When she was 25 years old she started to go to a few writing courses. In 1999 she received an Aurealis award for the best story with Whispers of the Mist Children. From 2001 to 2003 she wrote her first trilogy The Black Magician trilogy. From 2005 to 2006 she wrote her second trilogy Age of the Five. In 2009 she decided to start to write her third trilogy The Traitor Spy trilogy (sequel of The Black Magician trilogy) and its prequel The Magician’s Apprentice.

SUMMARY

THE MAGICIANS’ GUILD

Sonea is a poor girl with a great power. A hidden power that should never discover, because she is a “dwell”. But one day, she found her power and she is chased by the magicians, that is why she thinks that they want to kill her. What she can’t imagine is that this power can be the cause that destroy all Irmandin if they don’t teach her how to control it.

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MAIN CHARACTERS SONEA Sonea is a poor young girl with an unknown great power. She is slender and not very tall. Her face is thin and her hair is short, straight and dark, the same as her eyes. Her skin is pale. She has no parents and she lives with her uncle Ranel and her aunt Jonna. She is fair, decided and hard-working.

CERINY Ceriny is called Cery and he is a dwell. He is Sonea’s friend. He is short and slender. He is blond with dark eyes and his skin is pale. He is bright and his dream is to visit all the big buildings in Irmandin.

ROTHEN Lord Rothen is an alchemist magician. He is middle-aged and not very tall. His hair is dark with some grey hairs. His eyes are blue and lively. He looks patient, paternal and with good mood.

FERGUN Lord Fergun is a warrior magician. He is young and he hates the dwells. His hair is blond and he has it always well brushed. When he was child, he wanted to be a soldier.

AKKARIN Akkarin is the High Lord of the magicians’ Guild. His hair is long and dark and always tied in a ponytail. He is silent and mysterious and he hides a great secret.

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VOCABULARY:

Dwell: someone who lives in the slums. Thief: leader of a criminal group. Lord/Lady: all magicians are called this way. (Lord: men / Lady: women) High Lord: is the highest title in the magicians’ Guild. Allied Lands: continent is comprised by the countries: Kyralia, Elyne, Lonmar, Vin and Lan.

MY PERSONAL OPINION ABOUT THE BOOK:

I really liked this book because it shows me a different and magic world. It is enjoyable to read it and it is written in a way that you can’t stop to read.

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QUOTES:

1st. - It is said in Irmandin, that the wind has a soul, and that it wails through the narrow city streets because it is grieved by what it finds there. On the day of the Purge it whistled amongst the swaying masts in the Marina, rushed through the Western Gates and screamed between the buildings. Then, as if appalled by the ragged souls it met there, it quietened to a whimper. I chose this sentence because I think that it was poetic and beautiful.

2nd. - Sonea looked down at her hands. It worked. I broke the barrier, but

that’s not possible, unless… I chose this sentence because I think that it’s the type of sentence that leaves you in suspense, wishing to know what will happen later on.

3rd. – “Well, my old friend. How did it go?” Dannyl asked. Rothen crossed his arms. “Old friend indeed!” “Old fiend, then.” Dannyl waved a hand dismissively. I chose these sentences because I liked the pun.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOK: Canavan, Trudi. El Gremio de los Magos. Travessera de Gràcia, 47-49, 08021 Barcelona, Círculo de Lectores, 2010.

WIKIPEDIA: Unknown author. “Trudi Canavan”. Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trudi_Canavan [Consult: 25/02/2013]

WORDREFERNCE: Unknown author. No title. Word reference. http://www.wordreference.com/es/ [Consult: 25/02/2013]

PHOTO: http://my.opera.com/nguyenhuy2284/albums/showpic.dml?album=841266&pictur e=11495833 [I edited this photo, changing the colour of the background, with GIMP]

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