fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced

295 pages | first published 2014

Description

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it c...
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Moods

adventurous 97%
mysterious 51%
funny 40%
dark 26%
lighthearted 24%
emotional 20%
tense 12%
challenging 10%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 2%
reflective 2%
sad 2%

Pace

medium 48%
fast 48%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Plot: 32% | Character: 22%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 69% | No: 20% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.79