Trudi Canavan

Canavan, Queen of the trilogies...

Trudi Canavan

Biography

Date of birth: 23 October 1969

Trudi Canavan is an Australian author, best known for writing The Black Magician and Age of the Five trilogies. She was born in Kew, in Melbourne, Australia and studied at the Melbourne College of Decoration before working for Aurealis, an Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine.

Canavan's success really began in 2001 with the publication of The Magicians’ Guild, the first book of The Black Magician Trilogy. The series received widespread acclaim and is now recognised as one of the most successful debut fantasy series of all time.

She has published two more trilogies, Age of the Five and The Traitor Spy. She is currently working on a new series of books called Millenium's Rule.

Book and writing awards

Canavan won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010 for The Magician's Apprentice.

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Thief's Magic

Thief's Magic

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International No.1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan returns with her most powerful and thrilling adventure yet. In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella....
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Thief's Magic - Millennium's Rule Book 1 (Hardback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Hardback 560 pages
Published: 15/05/2014
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International No.1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan returns with her most powerful and thrilling adventure yet. In a world where an industrial... Read more

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The Ambassador's Mission - Traitor Spy 1

The Ambassador's Mission - Traitor Spy 1 (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 560 pages
Published: 06/11/2010
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As the son of the late High Lord Akkarin, saviour of the city, and Sonea, the former street urchin turned Black Magician, Lorkin has a legacy of... Read more

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The Rogue: The Traitor Spy Trilogy: Book Two - Traitor Spy 2

The Rogue: The Traitor Spy Trilogy: Book Two - Traitor Spy 2 (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 26/03/2012
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Kyralia is facing threats at home and abroad, as a rogue killer stalks its capital's streets, while the neighbouring kingdom of Sachaka is... Read more

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The Traitor Queen - Traitor Spy Book 3

The Traitor Queen - Traitor Spy Book 3 (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 30/07/2013
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Events are building to a climax in Sachaka as Lorkin returns from his exile with the Traitor rebels. The Traitor Queen has given Lorkin the huge... Read more

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The Magician's Apprentice

The Magician's Apprentice (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 752 pages
Published: 01/04/2010
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In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would... Read more

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Priestess of the White - The Age of the Five 1

Priestess of the White - The Age of the Five 1 (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 688 pages
Published: 04/03/2010
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When Auraya was chosen to become a priestess, she could never have believed that a mere ten years later she would be one of the White, the gods'... Read more

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Last of the Wilds - The Age of the Five 2

Last of the Wilds - The Age of the Five 2 (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 624 pages
Published: 04/03/2010
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Although the architect of the White's victory, Auraya feels no joy. Her days are spent trying to reconcile the Dreamweavers and the priesthood,... Read more

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Voice of the Gods - The Age of the Five 3

Voice of the Gods - The Age of the Five 3 (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 656 pages
Published: 04/03/2010
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Despite her hope for peace as the protector of the Siyee, Auraya is unable to avoid being caught up the building conflict. As the gods' demands... Read more

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The Magicians' Guild - The Black Magician 1

The Magicians' Guild - The Black Magician 1 (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 04/03/2010
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Each year the magicians of Imardin gather together to purge the city streets of vagrants, urchins and miscreants. Masters of the disciplines of... Read more

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The Novice - The Black Magician Book 2

The Novice - The Black Magician Book 2 (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 592 pages
Published: 04/03/2010
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Imardin is a city of dark intrigues and deadly politics, where those who wield magic wield power. Into this established order has blundered a young... Read more

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The High Lord - The Black Magician 3

The High Lord - The Black Magician 3 (Paperback)

by Trudi Canavan

Format: Paperback 656 pages
Published: 04/03/2010
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In the city of Imardin, where those who wield magic wield power, a young street-girl, adopted by the Magician's Guild, finds herself at the... Read more

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