Magicians Impossible: A Novel

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Author: Abraham, Brad

Brand: Thomas Dunne Books

Number Of Pages: 400

Release Date: 12-09-2017

Details: Product Description Named one of the Best Debut Novels of 2017 by Suspense Magazine!“Magicians Impossible is a mind-bending page-turner! A brilliant and unique mash-up of spells, myth and mayhem, once it got its claws in me I couldn't put it down. Like a veteran stage magician, Brad Abraham has created a hip thriller that turns convention on its ear with misdirection and mayhem. A must read for enthusiasts of edgy and extreme fiction.” ―Don Coscarelli, director of John Dies At The EndTwenty-something bartender Jason Bishop’s world is shattered when his estranged father commits suicide, but the greater shock comes when he learns his father was a secret agent in the employ of the Invisible Hand; an ancient society of spies wielding magic in a centuries-spanning war. Now the Golden Dawn―the shadowy cabal of witches and warlocks responsible for Daniel Bishop’s murder, and the death of Jason’s mother years before―have Jason in their sights. His survival will depend on mastering his own dormant magic abilities; provided he makes it through the training.From New York, to Paris, to worlds between worlds, Jason's journey through the realm of magic will be fraught with peril. But with enemies and allies on both sides of this war, whom can he trust? The Invisible Hand, who’ve been more of a family than his own family ever was? The Golden Dawn, who may know the secrets behind his mysterious lineage? For Jason Bishop, only one thing is for certain; the magic he has slowly been mastering is telling him not to trust anybody. From School Library Journal Like an American millennial Harry Potter, 30-year-old Jason Bishop discovers that neither he nor his parents are quite who he thought they were and that magical gifts are real. His absent dad, who sent him to be raised by an aunt and uncle, may have been protecting rather than neglecting him. When Jason attends his father's funeral, he realizes that someone else is to be buried—a Diabolist of the Invisible Hand, an organization locked in battle with spell casters of the Golden Dawn. He becomes involved in an ancient conflict between those who are born to magic and those who learn and manipulate it through spells. Jason's initiation and training at the Citadel are much more intense and brief than a long education at Hogwarts, and he must quickly step up from recruit to soldier. Abraham's tale has more blood, tattoos, and snark than J.K. Rowling's books, but the narratives share colorful characters, levels of magical prowess, and a sense that trust should be only very carefully bestowed. Romps through the Louvre and Dan Brown—like adventures involving artwork, conspiracy, and revelations will delight readers. Characters here don't come to life with the same mastery as in Rowling's titles, but few will notice, considering all the magical motion. VERDICT Young adult readers who enjoy spy mysteries and fantasies will clamor for this inspired mash-up.—Suzanne Gordon, Lanier High School, Gwinnett County, GA Review "Abraham writes with a certain wistful charm." ―Publishers Weekly"Jason fighting the forces of evil and learning about his powers is an amusing and captivating adventure." ―Booklist Starred Review"Crackling prose and kinetic characters make Abraham's debut a winner." ―Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising“Magicians Impossible is a mind-bending page-turner! A brilliant and unique mash-up of spells, myth and mayhem, once it got its claws in me I couldn't put it down. Like a veteran stage magician, Brad Abraham has created a hip thriller that turns convention on its ear with misdirection and mayhem. A must read for enthusiasts of edgy and extreme fiction.” ―Don Coscarelli, director of John Dies At The End, Phantasm, and Bubba Ho-Tep"Part hard-boiled thriller, part magical mayhem, Magicians Impossible is a page-turning adventure where the stakes are high and the magic is mind-blowing. It's urban fantasy at its very best." ―Lisa Maxwell, author of The Last Magic

EAN: 9781250083524

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New