Witch and Wizard, Volume 2: Operation Zero by James Patterson, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Witch and Wizard, Volume 2: Operation Zero

Witch and Wizard, Volume 2: Operation Zero

by James Patterson
     
 
  • Whit and Wisty get the shock of their lives when a member of the New Order's inner circle, The One Who Bans Books, contacts them with a clandestine proposal:
    he wants their help in removing The One Who Is The One from power! He confesses to having grown disgusted with the N.O., and reveals that he's aware of an ancient book of the occult that holds a

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  • Whit and Wisty get the shock of their lives when a member of the New Order's inner circle, The One Who Bans Books, contacts them with a clandestine proposal:
    he wants their help in removing The One Who Is The One from power! He confesses to having grown disgusted with the N.O., and reveals that he's aware of an ancient book of the occult that holds a spell for stripping an individual of all their magic. Unfortunately, the book is in a heavily-guarded N.O. bunker that's shielded against magic portals from Shadowland. But more importantly, can the
    Allgood siblings even trust this man who is willing to commit treason, or is his offer just an elaborate trap?

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Lisa Martincik
Continuing Patterson's popular Witch & Wizard books, this second collection of the companion comic book series takes place between novels two and three. Wisty Allgood is feeling the strain of her turn as leader of the renegade magical teens of Freeland, while her brother, Whit, disobeys orders and tries to stop a book burning in the heart of enemy territory. He is rescued by, and brings home, a powerful and attractive new ally named Katia, just in time for a new mission to rescue a powerful book from the clutches of The One Who Is the One. The One Who Burns Books is seeking redemption, meeting the rebels in secret to lead them to the key in overthrowing the New Order . . . or into a trap. Perhaps hampered by getting sandwiched between novels, Operation Zero feels rushed and rather formulaic. While still easy to follow, the storytelling—particularly the art—could use more room to breathe. Whit's conflicted feelings over Katia are portrayed well, but their relationship has no time to develop, and Wisty's distrust is awkward and ultimately unaddressed. The magical book plot fares a bit better but does not produce any surprises; it rushes through the many dangers of their journey so the threats do not seem credible. Hopefully the next book will skip the part where the Allgood siblings again get captured by the New Order only to escape. On a more positive note, this story covers all the basics, and new readers should be able to jump in without problem. Reviewer: Lisa Martincik

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600108907
Publisher:
Idea & Design Works, LLC
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Series:
Witch and Wizard Graphic Novel Series
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
562,545
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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