The Iron Trial Analysis

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The Iron Trial, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare may look like any other fantasy novel, but as a wise man once said, “You can’t judge a book by its bindings.” This novel is unlike any book recently published, and its uniqueness is sure to make this novel a welcome addition to the Little Free Library. The main character, Callum Hunt, travels to a school of magic called the Magisterium against his will. He gets into the Magisterium, even though he has was not expected to be accepted due to his several disadvantages, many of which even the readers may share. Callum learns more about the Magisterium and begins to feel like he belongs until he realizes later how different he is from everybody else. Callum goes on a journey full of humor,…show more content…
Levana Eckert, who has a masters degree in both English and professional writing, had this to say about the importance of creative writing: “Creative writing at an academic level is more than just an asset: it is a flourishing discipline.” This quote states that creativity is one of the most important parts of a novel, so the amount of creativity in The Iron Trial is an excellent indicator of how wonderful this story is. For example, when Call and his friends enter the Refectory, which is the cafeteria of the Magisterium, readers are introduced to this scene: “Steaming stone cauldrons along one side held an assortment of bizarre-looking food: stewed purple tubers, greens so dark they were almost black, fuzzy lichen, and a red speckled mushroom cap as large as a pizza and sliced up like a pie” (73). This passage at first conjures up a feeling of disgust, but as the story progresses, that feeling turns to delight, since the food actually tastes delicious. That quote is just one example of the many ways Holly Black and Cassandra Clare use their imagination to make a story more vivid and appealing to their readers. The authors of The Iron Trial have made the novel even more unique and creative by adding a cinquain, which is a 5 line poem. Here is how it goes: “Fire wants to burn, water wants to flow, air wants to rise, earth…show more content…
The Iron Trial was written so the reader feels more connected to the main character and can even learn lessons from him. The book has been written with creativity being one strong point of it, which is one of the many reasons why it is so good. In total, this novel has been positively reviewed nearly 50,000 times and counting, which just shows how many people see how wonderful this text is. A good book is always objectionable, but many of the best books have similar attributes. The Iron Trial shows many of these traits, and does so extremely well, which make it a prime option to be placed in the Little Free
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