Monday, May 22, 2017

Apprentice - The Black Mage Book 2

The Black Mage Book 2

Apprentice (The Black Mage Book 2) by [Carter, Rachel E.]

About the Book:

Title: Apprentice (The Black Mage Book 2) | Author: Rachel E. Carter | Pages: 392 | Genre: Fantasy - Sword and Sorcery | Recommended Age: Young Adult

Book Description:

She survived a trial year at the Academy of Magic, but that was the easy part...

Now sixteen-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice of Combat, her school's most notorious faction. When she finishes, she will be a war mage, but in order to do so, she has to survive four years traveling across Jerar, training with a master she hates, her old nemesis, Priscilla, and Prince Darren, her sometimes-rival sometimes... more?

Ry's new apprenticeship is nothing like what she prepared for. War is on the horizon and her lessons aren't just for practice anymore.

It's time to fight.

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My Review

Apprentice is the second book in the exciting Black Mage series. I could hardly put this book down. It's a roller-coaster ride with danger, adventure, and jilted love. The characters are complex, the settings are well described, the battles are imaginative, and the twists are intense.

It seemed to me that Ryiah was less in control of her emotions in Apprentice. I thought she would have learned from her first year at the academy to have better self-control, but her passion is real and that is what makes her endearing.

Prince Darren is more complex and moody in Book 2, but that adds to the tension. Even though he behaves badly around Ryiah, confusing her feelings even more, they still end up having to work together when different challenges come their way.

Ryiah was the underdog in First Year and that continues with her years training as an apprentice. She faces gender and class discrimination on a regular basis, but doesn't give up in the face of opposition. Even a broken heart doesn't douse the fire of her fighting spirit. She is training to be a war mage, after all.

My Previous Reviews in the series:

About the Author:
Rachel E. Carter

Rachel E. Carter

Rachel E. Carter is the USA Today bestselling author of The Black Mage, a YA fantasy series about magic, love, and war -with future projects to come. She hoards coffee and has a weakness for villain and Mr. Darcy love interests.

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of this book for my honest review.

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