Advent

Advent

eBook - 2012
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A drowning, a magician's curse, and a centuries-old secret. 1537. A man hurries through city streets in a gathering snowstorm, clutching a box in one hand. He is Johann Faust, the greatest magician of his age. The box he carries contains a mirror safeguarding a portion of his soul and a small ring containing all the magic in the world. Together, they comprise something unimaginably dangerous. London, the present day. Fifteen-year-old Gavin Stokes is boarding a train to the countryside to live with his aunt. His school and his parents can't cope with him and the things he sees, things they tell him don't really exist. At Pendurra, Gavin finds people who are like him, who see things too. They all make the same strange claim: magic exists, it's leaking back into our world, and it's bringing something terrible with it. First in an astonishingly imaginative fantasy trilogy, Advent describes how magic was lost to humanity, and how a fifteen-year-old boy discovers that its return is his inheritance. It begins in a world recognizably our own, and ends an extraordinarily long way from where it started--somewhere much bigger, stranger, and richer.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781451661668
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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mcperl
May 19, 2017

Book is for teens nut I'm not sure they'll understand the metaphorical rantings of the author.

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Memawrayne
Dec 01, 2016

I'm not sure why a book like this isn't in the sci-fi section. Unbelievable and unnatural. Pre-teens seemed to be the heroes which was also hard to believe.

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KimBaker
Jul 10, 2012

KimBaker thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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