Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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The Magician’s Apprentice is #1!

There’s this weird time-warp thing that happens when writing books. Right now I’m working on the start of The Rogue, while waiting for the first pages of The Ambassador’s Mission to arrive for proofing. So when I hear some news about The Magician’s Apprentice, I can’t help thinking ‘but it’s been years since I finished […]

The Magician’s Apprentice shortlisted for an AA

There’s been nothing to report here lately. I’ve been proofing my way through the copy edit of The Ambassador’s Mission, sniffling my way through a cold, writing my way through a short story, and plotting my way into The Rogue. But last night something very reportable arrived in my email inbox – The Magician’s Apprentice has […]

Yes, I Know My Website Is Broken

I broke it myself, trying to fix a few things. It does look like most of the content is visible, however, so I’m not freaking out about it. Right now I’m in the middle of proofing the copy edit of The Ambassador’s Mission, but as soon as I finish that I’ll see about fixing it.

The Ambassador’s Mission Cover

  And the blurb can be found here (WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE BLACK MAGICIAN TRILOGY!) So far I only have vague release time information suggesting maybe, possibly May 2010. I know I’ll be working on edits right up to New Year.


A few months back I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Joshua Hill for the Fantasy Book Review website. I remember waffling on quite a bit, but Josh has deftly turned my ramblings into (hopefully) interesting stories. The interview is here.