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VOYAIn the third book of The Magickers-an American response to the Harry Potter series-Jason, Bailey, Trent and the rest of the young magickers are troubled as they perceive evidence that the power of the Dark Hand is increasing. Jason especially feels pressure because as the Gate Keeper, he has the responsibility to find the final gate to the Haven, a place for all magickers to escape the Dark Hand. The book ends with a vicious battle between the Dark Hand and the Magickers as they struggle for control over the Haven. The Magickers win, for now, but the door is left open for the next book in the series. The main characters are close to high school age in this installment. The draw for this series is that the teens are normal American teens living normal American teenage lives, but each has a special "talent" that makes him or her a magicker. There are still enough dragons, magical powers, and skeletal Leucators (evil reproductions of a human that sap the soul) to satisfy fantasy fans. Most readers wish at one time or another to have magical powers and these teens constantly must overcome the urge to use their powers to solve their teenage problems. Certain to be popular in middle school and public libraries, this enjoyable series stands on its own, and it is definitely the place to go for the Harry Potter fans who want something else to read. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P M (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2003, DAW, 308p., Ages 11 to 14.