Callum Hunt is a twelve-year-old boy. He lives in North Carolina, and he’s the troublemaker of the town. His father, Alastair Hunt, was a mage until magic killed Call’s mother. Now, Alastair says that Call must fail the Iron Trial-the test for possible mages of twelve years old. Call takes it-he fails with a score below zero. But somehow, he gets taken to the Magisterium…

This book is currently at the time of writing in a series of three books, with a fourth, The Silver Mask, being published after winter 2017. The series is co-created by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. This book is recommended for ages nine to seventeen.

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