Waiting on Wednesday: Apprentice by Rachel E. Carter


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Apprentice by Rachel E. CarterApprentice (The Black Mage #2) by Rachel E. Carter
Publication date: February 17, 2015

She survived a trial year at the Academy, but that was just the easy part…

Now sixteen-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice in Combat, her school’s most notorious faction of magic. When she finishes she will be a mage, but in order to do so she has to survive four years with a training master she hates and her old nemesis, Priscilla. To make matters worse the unwanted attraction Ry feels for her sometimes-friend-sometimes-rival Prince Darren is at an all time high –even though he is betrothed to the very girl she can’t stand.

Really, the only bright spot to Ryiah’s new life is the time she spends with her friends, including an older apprentice named Ian, who she finds herself thinking about quite often.

Just when things start to get comfortable they take a turn for the worse. An apprentice is killed in a rebel attack and several mages end up dead. Unwittingly, the apprentices find themselves in the midst of a budding unrest between Jerar and its northern neighbor, Caltoth. For Ryiah the impending conflict means many things, but as her apprenticeship draws to a close she finds her biggest problem at home.

Unfortunately for her, Darren’s not going anywhere.

I want to like fantasy but I struggle with it — in books, at least. I didn’t have that problem at all with The Black Mage: First Year and I’ve been looking forward to the second book ever since. I can’t believe it’s almost out! I can’t wait to revisit that world and see what’s going on with Ryiah, Darren, and all the rest.




  1. christine says:

    This looks like an interesting book to read, I guess I should add it to my to-be-read list then. Great choice by the way.
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  2. I hope you liked the second one as much as you liked the first one! I hope to see you around my blog


  3. I haven’t heard of this series before. I am going to go check it out.
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  4. I haven’t heard of this series but it sounds really good. I like fantasy but I know it can be hard to enjoy them, especially if the world-building has too much details. I hope you enjoy this!
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