Fantasy Book Review: The Copper Gauntlet

The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Callum Hunt’s summer break isn’t like other kids’. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren’t heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall.

It’s not easy for Call… and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc.

Call escapes to the Magisterium – but things only intensify there. The Alkahest – a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic – has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends Aaron and Tamara awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes – and get closer to an even more dangerous truth.

Call was told he he’s actually not some innocent boy, but supposedly an evil magician reborn inside his body. But he doesn’t feel evil. And he has no memory from this other person. He cares about his family, friends and chaos-ridden wolf. And when Call hears that the Magisterium may kill his father for stealing a dangerous artifact, he decides to flee school and help his father.

The Copper Gauntlet is the second installment in the Magisterium fantasy series for middle readers on up. Harry Potter fans will definitely want to check out this series. With engaging characters, quirky creatures, and fascinating magical worldbuilding – this series is now a must-read for me. The sequel is just as fast-paced and exciting as the first novel. The next book can’t come soon enough.