Overview

IS LEANDER THE ENEMY?
After shunning Timothy since his arrival in Arcanum, Parliament has finally turned to him for help. Raptus, the vicious leader of the Wurm, is determined to break through the magical barrier that separates his world from Sunderland and exact vengeance upon the mages. Parliament needs Timothy's kind of magic -- the magic of invention -- to prep are for the inevitable battle with the Wurm.
Timothy sets out with Leander and...
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Overview

IS LEANDER THE ENEMY?
After shunning Timothy since his arrival in Arcanum, Parliament has finally turned to him for help. Raptus, the vicious leader of the Wurm, is determined to break through the magical barrier that separates his world from Sunderland and exact vengeance upon the mages. Parliament needs Timothy's kind of magic -- the magic of invention -- to prep are for the inevitable battle with the Wurm.
Timothy sets out with Leander and an exploratory team to the site of the barrier, but over the course of the trip Leander's behavior goes from erratic to dangerous -- so much so that Cassandra is named Grandmaster of the Order of Alhazred. Can Timothy and Cassandra find the source of Leander's transformation before it destroys them all?
The saga continues in Wurm War.
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Children's Literature
Timothy feels like an outcast. He is the only "un magician" in the Arcanum, and he feels like he does not fit in. Finally, parliament turned to him for help. They need his magic of invention to help them solve a crisis so they will not be under attack. But the story line has several unexpected twists and turns. Creating the invention quickly becomes the least of Timothy's problems. This novel is cleverly written, with many new words for names of creatures, places, and magical inventions. The descriptions of various communities and types of cultures are exceptional, and one feels like they are there and can see the city around them. This 229-page fantasy is gripping and emotional. The book can be used for young readers interested in fantasy novels. This is the first in a saga, so the action at the end of the book does not complete the story. There were three instances in the novel where one of the characters swore. 2005, Aladdin Paperbacks, Ages 12 to 14.
—Nicole Peterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439113417
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: Magic Zero , #3
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 353,311
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of novels for adults and younger readers. In addition to the Magic Zero quartet, his YA fiction includes Poison Ink and both the Prowlers series and the Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers, several of which have appeared on the YALSA Best Books for Young Readers list. His current work-in-progress is Cemetery Girl, a graphic novel trilogy collaboration with Charlaine Harris. He has cowritten three illustrated novels with Mike Mignola, the first of which, Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, was the launching pad for the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling comic book series Baltimore. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies The New Dead, The Monster’s Corner, and 21st Century Dead, among others, and has also written and cowritten video games, screenplays, and a network television pilot. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world.
Thomas E. Sniegoski is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His books for teens include Legacy, Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, and Force Majeure, as well as The Fallen, The Brimstone Network, and the Magic Zero series. Also a comic book writer, Sniegoski collaborated with Bone creator Jeff Smith on the prequel miniseries Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails. Sniegoski was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his wife Leanne and their French bulldog, Kirby. Visit him at Sniegoski.com.
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