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The revenge of magic

by Riley, James, 1977-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Fiction J Fic Riley REVENGE BK.1
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J Fic Riley REVENGE BK.1
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J RILEY
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J RILEY
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF RILEY James
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JF RILEY James
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j RILEY James
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j RILEY James
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC RILEY
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  J FIC RILEY
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv Fic Ril
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv Fic Ril
Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Fiction JUV FANTASY RILEY R1
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
"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!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A boy attends a militaristic magic school in this new series from the author of Story Thieves (2015). Reeling from the bizarre attack that killed his father, Fort is recruited by Dr. Oppenheimer, who runs a school where young people learn magic from a set of mysterious books. Wanting revenge against whatever creature killed his father, Fort is disappointed that he has to study Healing magic, not Destruction magic. Even worse, something strange and dangerous is happening at the school, and some people think he's to blame. As Fort makes friends and tentative allies, he discovers more about the shadowy origins of the magic books. Riley's magic school is no enchanted Hogwarts, but a stark, secretive bunker befitting a world still figuring out how magic works and what its implications are. The angry Fort, who carries traces of his father's quirky sense of humor, has plenty of room for growth and healing. The conclusion leaves intriguing questions for future installments, including the true fate of Fort's father. A fast-paced, adventurous series starter perfect for fans of Rick Riordan.--Mariko Turk Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Six months after losing his father during a monster attack on Washington, D.C., 12-year-old Fort Fitzgerald is recruited into a secret government program and school that teaches children like him to wield the spells contained within a set of recently discovered magical books. Oddly enough, some at the Oppenheimer Academy are eager to see Fort fail. But, desperate to avenge his father, Fort will do whatever it takes to prove he belongs, even if it means mastering the necessary spells in an unprecedented short period. To his dismay, his strength is for healing magic, rather than destruction spells. With the aid of his new friends, including British precognitive Cyrus, healer Jia, and the acerbic Rachel, Fort throws himself into his training, only to discover his new school has numerous dark secrets, and that they may be the last line in Earth's defense when the books' original owners threaten to return from their long exile. In this ambitious middle grade series opener, Riley (the Story Thieves series) refreshes the familiar "magic school" trope by mixing in conspiracy theories and Lovecraftian monstrosities, as well as an intriguing spell-casting system. A strong introduction to the memorable characters and imaginative concept, this leaves plenty of potential for future installments. Ages 8-12. Agent: Michael Bourret, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Riley, James, 1977- Revenge of magic ; book 1.
#1 - The Revenge of magic
#2 - The Last dragon
Subjects Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Healers -- Juvenile fiction.
Monsters -- Juvenile fiction.
Books -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Healers -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Books -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 402 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781481485777
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