The Un-Magician

The Un-Magician

by Christopher Golden, Thomas E. Sniegoski
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The Un-Magician by Christopher Golden, Thomas E. Sniegoski

The most dangerous boy in the world?
Timothy is a freak, a weakling, an impossibility. He's the only person in existence without magical powers and has spent his entire life hidden on a remote island. When Timothy is finally taken back to the city of this birth, he is fascinated by the current of magic that fuels the world, and mesmerized by the buildings and orbs that hang weightlessly in the sky. But he is also marked for death.
Assassins are watching his every move, and the government wants him destroyed. Timothy can't imagine what threat he could possible pose; after all, he wields no power in this world.
Or does he?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689866616
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 08/03/2004
Series: OutCast Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About 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 series The Brimstone Network. As a comic book writer, Sniegoski’s work includes Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails, a prequel miniseries to international hit, Bone. Sniegoski collaborated with Bone creator Jeff Smith on the project, making him the only writer Smith has ever asked to work on those characters. He was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his wife LeeAnne and their French Bulldog, Kirby. Visit him on the web at

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The Un-Magician 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The overall of this book was really good. I liked the explanation of all the characters the author gave. I would recommend this book to fiction lovers. Some of the characters really tie into the book, like Ivar, the creature that teaches Timothy how to fight hand-to-hand. Timothy throughout the story learns that he has powers but not of the same kind. I would recommend buying the whole series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When my teacher told the title of the book. I thought it was boring. Now I love the series.I have read all the books at least five times.Iwould recommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is totaly exciting, awesome, and great! I went and read all of the series thats out and can't wait for the fourth! This hole series is totaly awesome and out standing I recomed it to anyone who enjoys action, mystery, and (!ESPECIALLY!) fantasy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a children's bookseller, I read a lot to find good children's books to recommend, especially for boys. This book is full of the stuff kids look for: adventure, suspense, courage, bravery. Timothy is fantasy's Leonardo da Vinci. He makes a great hero...resourceful, likeable, not perfect, but striving to do right and to protect his friends. The authors do a great job of making him an interesting, believable hero. Outcast will be on my list to recommend.
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