Apprentice – Book Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“People make mistakes all the time – some of us just are in more of a position to leave an impact when we do.”

Apprentice is the second book in The Black Mage series by Rachel E. Carter. If you haven’t read the first book First Year have a look at the review for that book here first to avoid spoilers.

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Now an apprentice of Combat, Ryiah must now survive four years of training across Jerar alongside many of her peers; including Prince Darren. With war brewing Ryiah’s apprenticeship may be more than she bargained for.

“I don’t need another ‘adversity builds character’ speech, Darren. That man is a chauvinistic pig. Where’s your adversity?”
Darren raised a brow. “I’m looking at it.”

This book follows Ryiah and a number of key characters over a number of years as they complete their apprenticeships.


Things I Liked:

  • The world building and plot improved on what had already been established in book 1.
  • Darren… yes he can be a bit hot and cold but I still liked him.
  • The plot flowed well and it was only too easy to read the whole book in one sitting.

“We couldn’t be friends. We couldn’t be enemies. So what were we?”

Things I Disliked:

  • Cramming a number of years into one book made some events quite rushed or left them unexplained.
  • The love triangle. Wasn’t a fan to be honest.

This series is a little cheesy at times to be honest but I still seem to love it anyway…

Thanks for reading!



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