Advent: A Novel
Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2012/07/03 - 451 ページ
A drowning, a magician’s curse, and a centuries-old secret.
1537. A man hurries through city streets in a gathering snowstorm, clutching a box in one hand. He is Johann Faust, the greatest magician of his age. The box he carries contains a mirror safeguarding a portion of his soul and a small ring containing all the magic in the world. Together, they comprise something unimaginably dangerous.
London, the present day. Fifteen-year-old Gavin Stokes is boarding a train to the countryside to live with his aunt. His school and his parents can’t cope with him and the things he sees, things they tell him don’t really exist. At Pendurra, Gavin finds people who are like him, who see things too. They all make the same strange claim: magic exists, it’s leaking back into our world, and it’s bringing something terrible with it.
First in an astonishingly imaginative fantasy trilogy, Advent describes how magic was lost to humanity, and how a fifteen-year-old boy discovers that its return is his inheritance. It begins in a world recognizably our own, and ends an extraordinarily long way from where it started—somewhere much bigger, stranger, and richer.
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Review: Advent (Advent Trilogy #1)ユーザー レビュー - Holly Ice - Goodreads
Advent. 439 pages long and I felt most of them go by. That's not to say the book is awful. It isn't. The side note that the protagonist, Gavin, likes Victorian novels does seem to be an ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: Advent (Advent Trilogy #1)ユーザー レビュー - Kelly - Goodreads
Definitely not one of my favorite books though it interested me enough to try the sequel when it is released. The book was quite confusing and appeared at times as if the author made assumptions as to ... レビュー全文を読む