Zealand author Mandy Hager opens this book with the voice of
the Chronicle, the now-old orca of the title, telling of his
beginnings and the joy he found before he lost his innocence
at the hands of the Hungry Ones - humans.
With the centennial
of the start of World War 1 and New Zealand's involvement in
it (first in Samoa, then at Gallipoli and later in Belgium
and France), there has been a need for a general and
wide-ranging account for those coming fresh to the subject.
The ODT has five copies of ''Magisterium: The Iron Trial'',
the first book in a new young adult fantasy series, by Holly
Black and Cassandra Clare, to give away courtesy of Random
House and its imprint Doubleday.
For your chance to win a copy,
with your name and postal address in the body of the email,
and ''Magisterium Online Giveaway'' in the subject line, by
5pm on Tuesday, September 30.