The Copper Gauntlet is the second book in the Magisterium series. We rejoin Call as he is on the summer break from the Magisterium where he had just completed his first year of study of magic known as the Iron year and is soon to return for his Copper year. Unfortunately Call’s father seems to have some shady plans set for Call and doesn’t want him to return forcing Call to run away.
The authors do a wonderful job of quickly catching the reader up with the story and what had happened in the previous book right as you start off reading, no reason to fret if you might have forgotten some details since reading the first book. After a quick refresh we are again thrust back into the world of magic and details left from the first story yet to be resolved. Easy to get completely caught back up into the story and with Call and his friends on their adventures.
Again, as with The Iron Trial, I really couldn’t tell that I was reading a book about a group of now thirteen year olds. Call and his fellow apprentices are very mature for their ages so without the occasional reminder to the reader I really think anyone of any age should enjoy this story if you love a good fantasy read. What is missing from the normal young adult fantasy is the lack of a love triangle between the two male characters and their female friend. Being kids, they are all truly a group of friends that care for each other no matter the odds.
Some great action with the current story line and a good opening at the end to leave the reader wanting to know how the story will continue. Looking forward to reading the next in this five book series next year and would highly recommend all the fantasy lovers to give this one a shot.
I won this book from Goodreads First Reads, receiving a free copy in no way reflects upon my review and all thoughts are my own.