The Bronze Key: Magisterium Review

The Bronze Key: Magisterium (Book 3)

by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Magic can save you. Magic can kill you.

It should be a time of celebration. The Enemy of Death is dead; a severed head proof of his downfall – Callum, Tamara and Aaron, all students at the Magisterium, are heroes.

But when a fellow pupil is brutally murdered, Call’s worst fears are confirmed: there is a spy in his magical school.

No one is safe.

Now, using the powerful magic they’ve been taught, the trio must risk their lives to track down the killer. But magic is dangerous – in the wrong hands it could bring terrible destruction. And reveal the deadliest secret of all…”

So I went into Waterstones last week to order my books for September, and of course I ordered The Bronze Key is readiness for publication date. To my surprise I received a text the next day to say that The Bronze Key was ready for collection! I do think you need to have read The Iron Trial and The Copper Gauntlet beforehand.

Call and Aaron are spending the summer at Call’s house, when they get told that there is party in their honour. At the party Call almost get killed by a falling chandelier, after all the commotion they find out that another student was actually killed. This leads to Call being watched at all times by his friends. Back at The Magisterium, Call is still being watched all the time when he is almost killed by an elemental, the teachers go a bit berserk and security around Call and Aaron gets even tighter.

Okay, can it be next year yet? Or in fact two years time so I can have the ending to this series? I cannot cope and I only put the book down 2 days ago… Like how can I live not knowing what happens next? Gargh!!!

I cannot point out one bit that was my favourite, I loved all of it! The twists were excellent and kept me on my toes, I totally did not see that one coming… I was completely hooked and guessing the whole way through, I may have read The Bronze Key in about 24 hours… Whoops! It got me a bit choked up at points, it was also tense, happy and a little scary at points.

All my favorite characters were back, and I thought Jasper might turn into one of my favourites, but he’s a bit idiotic in this book so he hasn’t made the cut yet. I think Anastacia Tarqiun might be growing on me, but we’ll have to see how The Golden Boy goes. All the characters are fabulous, even the evil ones and ones you are not supposed to like.

The Bronze Key does end on a cliffhanger, this is because Magisterium continues in The Golden Boy (due out 2017).

When reading The Bronze Key, I described it as a really cool underground magic school where things are becoming a bit more deadly. I would recommend this book to anyone, I do not think you have to be a child to enjoy it! 5 out of 5.

The Bronze Key





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