“An alternate world which is fascinating to the reader on many levels.”
Sorcerers live among us. They've always been here, but went into hiding during the witch-hunting years. They're still here, shrouded in secrecy so deep that even the bad guys think twice before breaching it.
“The magic framework is well worked out.”
They have good reason to hide, because we mundanes have good reason to fear them. Magic is useful both in daily life and in times of crisis, but it comes with a terrible price—the risk of madness.
“An intriguing story set in modern
times with sorcerers living amongst ordinary people and yet dealing
with their own sort of problems.”
—David, for The Ankh-Morpork Times
Some abuse their power. Others dedicate themselves to hunting these renegades down. Most of them are just regular people. You might have passed one in the supermarket yesterday. How would you know?
John and Liz Prospero come from a long line of magical renegade hunters. Johnís one of the strongest sorcerers his family has ever produced. Liz is a sport, born without magic. Which one was lucky?
In Modern Magic, John and Liz have the center stage. We meet them in their late teens and see them through to full adulthood, accompanying them on a journey which transforms magic in the modern USA.
Andrew, the youngest Prospero cousin, has watched magic-related obligations crush his aunt's spirit, wreck his parents' marriage, and destroy his father's soul. Zach, an outsider who has just discovered magic, is so enamored of the marvels he's found that he can't imagine a downside which wouldn't be worth it.
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