All of Callum Hunt’s life, his father has been adamant about steering clear of magic – that it’s dangerous, that it’s something to be avoided entirely.
So, though most kids are excited to be going to the Iron Trial – a test for children exhibiting possible magical abilities to be entered into apprenticeship education at the Magisterium – Callum is entering into it with the intention of failing.
Failing on purpose.
Yet the tests end up being more obscure than Callum expected – and though he does poorly, somehow he still manages to be selected to be a student.
Tearing Callum aware from his shouting father, Callum’s mind thunders with all of the warnings and fears his father pounded into his head over the years.
Now he has no choice but to face those forewarnings and try to get thrown out and go home before it’s too late…
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