The five elements collide in Cassandra Clare’s and Holly Black’s new addition to the Magisterium quintet, The Copper Gauntlet!
Callum Hunt hasn’t exactly had a beachfront summer. He spent his whole time at home in “lovely” North Carolina. His only companion is a chaos-ridden wolf named Havoc, and he sends neighbors running.
Call longs for the musty halls of the Magisterium, the school of magic where he spent last year learning how to summon fire, water, earth and air with his only human friends, Tamara and Aaron.
But before his second year, or his “Copper year” begins, he discovers that his dad Alistair, who hates the Magisterium in every way, has a plot to use a stolen gauntlet of unmatched power to remove all of Call’s magic, and kill Havoc in the process.
Call escapes to join his friends Tamara and Aaron, who was last year discovered to be the only Makar, or user of chaos magic, since the Cold Massacre, where Call’s mother died, and is protected wherever he goes.
They hope to find safe haven at Magisterium, but with Aaron’s newfound status, they run into lots of trouble, including a murderous master, a group of mages in the woods, and a fast-talking fire lizard named Warren.
I loved this book. I read the first, The Iron Trial, and I have been begging for this one ever since. Now that I read it, I fully think that this one lives up to its standards. It has plenty of action, and just the right amount of romance to spice it up.
My only complaint is that it can get a bit confusing at times. When I got to the ending, I had to read it over a couple of times to make sure I fully understood it. Other than that, I have absolutely no complaints about this fantastic novel.
The next book, The Bronze Key, is set to come out in September of this year. I cannot wait for the sequel, and after reading this book, I bet you won’t either!