The Books of Magic

The Books of Magic

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by Neil Gaiman, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess
     
 

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From Neil Gaiman, the bestselling novelist and creator of the world-renowned comics title The Sandman, comes a mesmerizing tale of the dangers and opportunities of youth, and its endless possibilities.  Illustrated by four of comics' most accomplished artists, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess and Paul Johnson, THE BOOKS OF MAGIC collects all four

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From Neil Gaiman, the bestselling novelist and creator of the world-renowned comics title The Sandman, comes a mesmerizing tale of the dangers and opportunities of youth, and its endless possibilities.  Illustrated by four of comics' most accomplished artists, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess and Paul Johnson, THE BOOKS OF MAGIC collects all four issues of the original miniseries that introduced the character of Timothy Hunter and set the stage for his continuing adventures.

Timothy Hunter could be the most powerful magician in the world, but does he really want to be?  Guided through the magical world starting at the begining of time by a group of DC Universe magicians, often refered to as the Trenchcoat Brigade (John Constantine, Phantom Stranger, Mister E, and Doctor Occult), they attempt to aid Timothy in his decision whether or not to embrace his gift.  However, by the time Timothy makes a choice, it may have already been made for him.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563890826
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of AMERICAN GODS and CORALINE (illustrated by Dave McKean).  His other novels include NEVERWHERE, STARDUST (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award as one of 2000's top ten adult novels for young adults), the short fiction collection SMOKE AND MIRRORS and the critically acclaimed comic book series THE SANDMAN.  He is the author of the children's book THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS (illustrated by Dave McKean).  Among his many awards are the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy Award and the Bram Stoker Award.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Website:
http://www.neilgaiman.com

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The Books of Magic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All four original issues of franchise are put into one. Possibly better known for his Sandman graphics but, when people ask how I've been introduced to Neil Gaiman, my answer is automatically this. It's about four men introducing a teen named Tim from a broken home into a world beyond our own. All four issues are done by four brilliant artists so each chapter of this story has it's own uniqueness.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
a dark look at the history and future of magic. . for magic to be possible all you have to do is believe...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read it at least for times in a row now and it gets better every time. This is a riveting tale of magic and wonder in which a boy experiences different aspects of magic through adventures with for magical guides. Both the story and imagery are incredible. I also thoroughly enjoyed Roger Zelazny's introduction, a man who i consider one of the greatest fantasy and Sci fi writers of all time. It's a real shame they don't have more of his work on the nook app.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago