The Iron Trial

The Iron Trial Cover

The Iron Trial

By Holly Black; Cassandra Clare; Scott Fischer (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545522250, 295pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2014

Description
From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.
Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.
All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.
So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.
Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.
The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .
From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.


About the Author
Holly Black spent her early yearts in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and faerie tale. An avid collector of rare foldlore volumes, spooky dolls, and crazy hats, she lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey, with her husband, Theo. Visit her website at www.blackholly.com.

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 "New York Times", "USA TODAY", "Wall Street Journal", and "Publishers Weekly" bestselling Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. She also wrote "The Shadowhunter s Codex" with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 36 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

SCOTT FISCHER has been taught by children's illustrator extraordinaire, Tony DiTerlizzi. His first book Twinkle was published in 2007. He also illustrated "Animals Anonymous" by Richard Michelson, which was published in Summer 2008. His latest picture book "Jump!" was selected for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. Scott currently lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter.