Magic Time

Magic Time

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by Marc Zicree, Barbara Hambly
     
 

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For rising young lawyer Cal Griffin, it's just another day in the Big City -- until the lights go off ... for good. Suddenly packs of pale crouched figures are stalking the darkened subways, monsters prowl Times Square, and the people all around Cal are ... changing. Similar weirdness is happening everywhere, from the dank, cold heart of a West Virginia coal mine

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For rising young lawyer Cal Griffin, it's just another day in the Big City -- until the lights go off ... for good. Suddenly packs of pale crouched figures are stalking the darkened subways, monsters prowl Times Square, and the people all around Cal are ... changing. Similar weirdness is happening everywhere, from the dank, cold heart of a West Virginia coal mine to a remote lab in South Dakota -- where a team of government scientists has unwittingly invited something catastrophic into the world -- to the highest levels of power in Washington, D.C. And Cal Griffin is not the only one struggling to comprehend the surreal, devouring chaos surrounding him -- nor the only one who will be forced to accept a new role in this brave new world of nightmare and wonder. For the forces bled from the stilled machines are fueling a consciousness both newly born and ancient -- and more than one unlikely hero will be needed for the titanic battle between the darkness and the light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061806728
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Series:
Magic Time Series , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
218,228
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Marc Scott Zicree has created classic episodes of "Star Trek-The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine," "Babylon Five," "Sliders" and many more. He has appeared as a media expert on hundreds of radio and TV shows and is the author of the bestselling Twilight Zone Companion. He lives in West Hollywood with his wonderful wife, vile little dog, and affable big dog.


Barbara Hambly is the New York Times-bestselling author of many fantasy and science fiction titles, including shared universe novels for Star Wars and Star Trek. Her popular Benjamin January series has spanned five books to date, with more forthcoming. She makes her home in Los Angeles.

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Magic Time 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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At first, I'll admit, it was a little slow. When I first started reading the book, I read about 30 pages and put it down. But when I actually got the initiative to pick it up again, I couldn't put it down. It a very good book. I'm usually not a Sci-Fi fan but this book was defintely a good read. It's recommended to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had not realized when I started the novel that this was part of a series, and has a follow-up book, so I kept wondering why we didn't get more explanations about what The Source is. Seems it's part of a top-secret government project that has gotten out of control and has spread through the country causing human mutations - some good, some grotesque. Typical of every good book of this genre, a small group of disparate characters must band together and go on a quest, in this case to find The Source. The story moves right along, taking the reader with it through a series of adventures (and a few misadventures). I enjoyed the book, but am not fascinated enough to read the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been searching for a new series that would captivate my attention for a long while now. This book fulfilled my greatest hopes for a new series. The plot, which I will not go into here, was intriguing and imaginative. The characters started quite shallow and almost two-dimensional untill magic regained control of the world and thier destinies took over, from there on out, the characters took on so much depth and turmoil that I could not turn my back on them for a moment as to miss thier next struggle. The ending was as I expected for a trilogy, not there, but it did encourage me to get the next book. Definately a must read. Easily on par with Terry Brooks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. This book is the flipside of every other fantasy book written. I am looking foreward to the next book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In South Dakota, a group of scientists, mostly physicists, work on an energy field dubbed the ¿Source¿. The Department of Defense and the CIA fund the research. However, the group sends false reports claiming work on a mining project, but the President of the United States McKay has heard whispers of a different agenda and sends an agent to uncover the truth.

Agent Teri Belner observes something that frightens her so much she knows she must warn the President that these scientists in South Dakota need to be stopped at any cost. However, before she can accomplish her mission, the scientists unleash the Source, which shuts down all electrical power in the world. Some humans are converted into monsters with New York lawyer Cal Griffin desperately trying to find help for his sister caught in the transformation process.

This novel is reminiscent of King¿s The Stand, but clearly leaves threads for a sequel or two. The tale is loaded with high levels of suspense and action but readers will have to buy the next book for the many unanswered questions. The heroes and heroines of MAGIC TIME seem real and many receive empathy for their plight. Marc Scott Zicrea and Barbara Hambly will keep readers enthralled from start to finish with this paranormal work of delicious urban fantasy.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
"Magic Time" starts with an interesting premise. What if all our technology stopped working and magic regained the upper hand? The cause for this Tolkeinesk Armageddon is a government sponsored experiment gone wrong, but that is less important than the result which is a world where humans are forced to relate to one another on a more human basis without the mechanical aids we have all grown dependant upon. Lawyers become dragons and ex fencing champions become later-day knights on bikes. The concept is great, the problem is that without warning the authors have tricked the reader into thinking he is getting a self contained story while in reality he is getting the first part of a series with no end in sight. I love trilogies too but how about a little warning here guys? There is no clue on the cover or anywhere in the book that this is only the first part of a series. The ending does not even make a pass at creating a sense of closure. Absolutely nothing is resolved. There is no excuse for this other that a blatant scam to sell more books. I feel that if an author wants to sell a trilogy he should warn the readers up front. I find this the worst type of false advertising.