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Trudi Canavan

Australia (b.1969)

Trudi Canavan was born in Kew, Melbourne and grew up in Ferntree Gully, a suburb at the foothills of the Dandenongs. From early in her childhood she was creative and interested in art, writing and music. After deciding to become a professional artist she completed an Advanced Certificate in Promotional Display at the Melbourne College of Decoration, where she received an award for Highest Aggregate Mark in Art Subjects in 1988.

In 1999 she won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story with “Whispers of the Mist Children”. In the same year she was granted a writers residency at Varuna Writers’ Centre in Katoomba, New South Wales.

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
Black Magician Trilogy
   0. The Magician's Apprentice (2009)
   1. The Magicians' Guild (2001)
   2. The Novice (2004)
   3. The High Lord (2004)
Age of Five Gods
   1. Priestess of the White (2005)
   2. Last of the Wilds (2006)
   3. Voice of the Gods (2007)
Traitor Spy Trilogy
   1. The Ambassador's Mission (2010)
   2. The Rogue (2011)
   3. The Traitor Queen (2012)
Millennium's Rule
   1. Thief's Magic (2014)
   2. Angel of Storms (2015)
   3. Successor's Promise (2017)
   4. Maker's Curse (2020)
   The King Must Fall (2022) (with others)
Series contributed to
Trudi Canavan recommends
One White Rose (2021)
(Lae Ossard, book 5)
Colin Taber
"A great take on a magic & religious system."
Suited (2012)
(Veiled Worlds, book 2)
Jo Anderton
"A captivating story set in a brilliantly conceived world."
Walking the Tree (2010)
(Walking the Tree)
Kaaron Warren
"Like walking from a dream into a mythical land both familiar and delightfully strange. A tale of tolerance and survival, in a fascinating and beautifully realised world."
Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero (2009)
Dan Abnett
"Triumff contains the three things I love most in fantasy: awesome magic, thrilling adventure, a truly original world and some really dreadful puns."
Scar Night (2006)
(Deepgate Codex, book 1)
Alan Campbell
"A visually rich, satisfyingly dark tale of a city of chains, ancient bloodlust and unshakeable loyalty."
Across the Face of the World (2004)
(Fire of Heaven , book 1)
Russell Kirkpatrick
"Not since Tolkien have I been so awed."
The Aware (2003)
(Isles of Glory, book 1)
Glenda Larke
"Witty, gritty and enthralling."

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