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Trudi Canavan is an Australian author of Fantasy & Science Fiction, popularly known for her best-selling fantasy trilogies The Black Magician trilogy and Age of the Five trilogy.

Born in Kew, Melbourne, she was raised in Ferntree Gully, a suburb not far from the Dandenong Ranges.

When Trudi was younger, she naively thought that she would have written a book by the time she was twenty-five. That however didn’t happen, and so she took a leap of faith and quit her full time job before starting a freelance illustration and design business. That way she could spend more time writing.

The Magician’s Apprentice (2009) went on to win the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel in the same year, with The Traitor Queen, reaching #1 on the UK Times Hardback bestseller list in 2011.

More about Trudi Canavan

Genre: Fantasy / SF

Born: 1969



Non Series

  • Doctor Who: Time Trips (2015)

Age of the Five Trilogy

  1. Priestess of the White (2005)
  2. Last of the Wilds (2006)
  3. Voice of the Gods (2006)

The Black Magician Trilogy

  1. The Magician’s Apprentice (2009)
  2. The Magicians' Guild (2001)
  3. The Novice (2002)
  4. The High Lord (2002)

The Traitor Spy Trilogy

  1. The Ambassador’s Mission (2010)
  2. The Rogue (2011)
  3. The Traitor Queen (2012)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Doctor Who: Time Trips

This is an alluring and well illustrated collection of Doctor Who adventures by award-winning and bestselling authors such as Trudi Canavan, Joanne Harris, Nick Harkaway and many more.
From Alexandria in the ancient times to strange planets in the distant future, this collection of stories is as terrifying as it is hilarious and thought-provoking.

The tales include:

Salt of the Earth (featuring the Third Doctor) by Trudi Canavan
The Anti-Hero (featuring the Second Doctor) by Stella Duffy
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller (featuring the Third Doctor) by Joanne Harris
The Death Pit (featuring the Fourth Doctor) by A.L. Kennedy
A Handful of Stardust (featuring the Sixth Doctor) by Jake Arnott
The Bog Warrior (featuring the Tenth Doctor) by Cecelia Ahern
Keeping Up with the Joneses (featuring the Tenth Doctor) by Nick Harkaway
Into the Nowhere (featuring the Eleventh Doctor) by Jenny T. Colgan

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00P8K05SE
Publisher: BBC Digital

Age of the Five Trilogy

Priestess of the White

At the time that she was chosen to become a priestess, Auraya could never have imagined that she would be one of the White, the gods’ most powerful servants, just a decade later.

She however doesn’t have the time to get accustomed to the extraordinary powers gifted to her by the gods, as the land is soon terrorized by strange black-clad sorcerers from the south.

With rumors of an army being raised spreading like wildfire, Auraya and her new colleagues work vigorously against the clock to secure alliances and unite the northern continent under their banner.

With devastation looming closer, Auraya has to quickly adapt to her new abilities before everything goes south!

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0732278694
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd
Last of the Wilds

Despite orchestrating the victory of the Whites over the mysterious black-clad sorcerers from the south, Auraya has little happiness in her life.

Her days are filled with efforts to reconcile the Dreamweavers and the priesthood, while her nights are filled with nightmares.

She is constantly tormented by the dead and the only one who can help her has mysteriously disappeared.

Still grappling with accepting the progressively vivid memories of the long-dead Mirar, the Dreamweaver, Leiard, seeks refuge in the mountains with Emerahl, the powerful and only surviving member of the Wilds.

Although Emerahl helps Leiard understand his strange memories, what they discover will forever change his life, and the world.

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-1841499642
Publisher: Orbit
Voice of the Gods

Despite being the biggest advocate for peace, being the protector of the Siyee, Auraya still finds herself in the middle of a simmering conflict.

When the demands of the gods increase, Auraya has to make a choice between those she loves and those she has vowed to serve.

Elsewhere, Mirar regains his place among his people while Emerahl joins the Thinkers in their search for the Scroll of the Gods.

Although resolved to inflict vengeance on their enemies, the Pentadrians seek for alternative means aside from direct conflict.

But the key to everything may very well lie with the Wilds, who launch a mission to unravel long buried secrets which could change the world.

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-1841499659
Publisher: Orbit

The Black Magician Trilogy

The Magician’s Apprentice

This prequel to The Black Magician Trilogy is set hundreds of years before the events of The Magicians’ Guild.

Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the Healer of the distant village of Mandryn. Although women are hardly ever accepted by the Guild of Healers, that doesn't deter the resolved Tessia.

But while treating a patient one day at the house of local magician Lord Dakon, Tessia uses magic to protect herself from the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage, something that changes her life completely.

Now an apprentice of Lord Dakon, Tessia is presented with a life of endless opportunities beyond her wildest imagination.

It however doesn’t take long for Tessia to learn that with great privilege comes an ever greater responsibility.

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2009
Ebook: B003EH18PC
Publisher: Orbit
The Magicians' Guild

The magicians of Imardin come together every year to rid the city streets of beggars and miscreants.

Masters of the disciplines of magic, they are convinced that there is not a single lowlife who could ever step up against them—until they discover that their protective shield isn’t as impassable after all.

Infuriated at the treatment of her family and friends, Sonea hurls a stone at the shield with all the fury she can muster.

And to her surprise, the stone swiftly sails through the barrier before knocking out a magician.

An unskilled magician is on the loose in Imardin, and the Guild must find her before she utterly destroys herself and the city.

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-0732270957
Publisher: HarperCollins
The Novice

Although Sonea is aware that all the other novices in the Magicians’ Guild come from powerful families, she knows that she can always run to Rothen and Dannyl for assistance.

All that however changes when someone starts spreading spiteful rumors about her, forcing the High Lord Akkarin to intervene.

Promoted to Guild Ambassador, Lord Dannyl begins his journey to the Elyne court where he is tasked with secretly reviving Akkarin’s research into ancient magical knowledge which the High Lord abandoned a long time ago.

Unbeknownst to him however are the dangers that lurk ahead.

Meanwhile, Sonea knows Akkarin’s shadowy secret. Will hiding the truth however prove costly?

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-1905654116
Publisher: ATOM
The High Lord

Sonea has now earned the reluctant admiration of novices thanks to the knowledge she has acquired at the Magicians’ Guild.

She however can’t get over High Lord Akkarin’s dark secret.

Cery, an old friend of Sonea, not only has a powerful position among the Thieves but is also well connected in high and low places. A foreign stranger however comes along with a tempting offer that he knows he should decline.

Meanwhile, Sonea learns more about Akkarin.

Can she trust the High Lord or is he just using her to fulfill his sinister plot?

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2002
Ebook: B00I63RMWW
Publisher: Orbit

The Traitor Spy Trilogy

The Ambassador’s Mission

Sonea, the ex street urchin turned Black Magician, is shocked when she finds out that her son, Lorkin, has volunteered to help Dannyl in his new role as Guild Ambassador to Sachaka—a land where the barbaric black magicians reign supreme.

When she finds out that Lorkin has mysteriously disappeared, Sonea is determined to find her son. Leaving the city she could however lead to her banishment while her old friend Cery needs her help now more than ever.

A sinister force has been murdering Thieves, and Cery has proof that the killer uses magic.

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1841495927
Publisher: Orbit
The Rogue

While living among the Sachakan rebels, Lorkin does his best to learn about their very nature and rare magic.

The Traitors are however unwilling to trade their knowledge for the Healing they desperately need.

Welcoming Lorkin to the Traitors has however come at a cost to Dannyl, who has now lost the respect of the Sachakan elite.

The Ashaki’s shift their focus on the new Elyne Ambassador, a man Dannyl knows like the palm of his hand.

Elsewhere in the University, two female apprentices are on the verge of proving to the Guild that sometimes the greatest enemy lies within.

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2011
Publisher: Orbit
The Traitor Queen

Pleased by the news of Lorkin’s return, Sonea makes the final arrangements to meet with the Traitors on behalf of the Guild. But that joy is short-lived as she soon discovers that the Sachakan king has imprisoned her son.

While the Sachakan king pressurizes Lorkin into backstabbing the Traitors, Dannyl finds himself questioning his friendship with Ashaki Achati.

Having evaded capture by the Guild, the Rogue knows only Cery is capable of thwarting his ambition to rule the underworld.

Lorkin on the other hand has a tough choice to make, as he is forced to choose where his true loyalty lies. With great choices comes great sacrifice.

Author: Trudi Canavan
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B00GOHJX4W
Publisher: Orbit