The Revenge of Magic (Hardcover)

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Magic?  Check.

Secret Military school?  Check.

Monsters?   Check.

Fort Fitzgerald just lost his father in a devastating attack on the city by a mysterious monster.  Now 6 months later he will discover what actually attacked them and how he can help. The only problem is that it will involve magic books discovered beside dragon bones,  held by the military. This book is filled with wonder and emotion as secrets come to light and powers manifest. Starting and ending on amazing notes any fan of modern Fantasy will love this first book.

Reviewed by Kerric

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“This imaginative and exciting story feels like the start of something big. The brilliant premise unfolds into a thrilling first book that has me impatient for the next one.” —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Dragonwatch

When long-dead magical creatures are discovered all around the world, each buried with a book of magic, only children can unlock the dangerous power of the books in this start to a thrilling new series from the author of the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves!

Thirteen years ago, books of magic were discovered in various sites around the world alongside the bones of dragons. Only those born after “Discovery Day” have the power to use the magic.

Now, on a vacation to Washington, DC, Fort Fitzgerald’s father is lost when a giant creature bursts through the earth, attacking the city. Fort is devastated, until an opportunity for justice arrives six months later, when a man named Dr. Opps invites Fort to a government run school, the Oppenheimer School, to learn magic from those same books.

But life’s no easier at the school, where secrets abound. What does Jia, Fort’s tutor, know about the attacks? Why does Rachel, master of destructive magic, think Fort is out to destroy the school? And why is Fort seeing memories of an expelled girl every time he goes to sleep? If Fort doesn’t find out what’s hiding within the Oppenheimer School, more attacks will come, and this time, nothing will stop them!

About the Author

James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time, Story Thieves, and Revenge of Magic series.

Praise For…

"A fast-paced, adventurous series starter perfect for fans of Rick Riordan." 
— Booklist

"Fans of Harry Potter and Rick Riodan’s books will enjoy the crafted mixture of magic and military life."
— School Library Connection

"This imaginative and exciting story feels like the start of something big." 
— Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Dragonwatch
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481485777
ISBN-10: 1481485776
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication Date: March 5th, 2019
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: The Revenge of Magic