The Invitation (Books of Magic, Book 1)

By Carla Jablonski

Do you think in magic? Timothy Hunter is rather like the other thirteen-year-old boy in London . . . apart from the tiny incontrovertible fact that he could be the main strong magician of his time.

When 4 strangers supply to teach Tim the geographical regions of magic, he starts off a trip past mind's eye. Wizards pursue him, threat threatens at each flip, and he discovers robust forces that wish him on their part -- or useless.

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He cried. “It is a cry of ache, baby. The ache that includes start. ” “Birth? Who’s being born? ” “Not who,” responded the Stranger. “It’s so loud. And it hurts! ” Tim clutched his head, squeezing it demanding, attempting to push out the discomfort. “Your ache is simply the tiniest fraction of the ache that introduced forth all that will turn into all. Time. warmth. existence. every thing. ” “Everything? ” Tim repeated. As intensely and instantly because it had invaded, the sounds and the soreness stopped. Tim reduced his palms and seemed round. “We’re rather before everything of every little thing? ” “In a fashion of talking. we're the following as observers, no longer members. Now, baby, glance upward. Do you spot the silver urban? ” Tim observed tiny sparks of sunshine throughout him. He was once floating one of the stars. He had no thought what used to be conserving him up, or how he might breathe, yet that didn’t appear to subject. within the zone the Stranger had indicated, there has been a gorgeous cluster of lighting, swirling, relocating, yet all contained, just like the such a lot notable constellation. He idea he may perhaps see fortress like constructions, however it all stored relocating, coming jointly, dancing aside, then coming jointly back. “Watch nearer. ” Tim stored his concentrate on the constellation. without warning, there has been a brilliant flash, a burst of sunshine, of latest shades dropping rain, scattering, breaking apart the cluster. He questioned what had occurred. It appeared that whatever exploded in the course of the gleaming lighting fixtures. was once it a few kind of supernova? “Wow! That’s wicked,” Tim stated. John Constantine wasn’t kidding concerning the lighting tricks. “Like famous person Wars. ” “A unusual analogy, baby. yet certainly there has been a battle in heaven and also you see the vanquished now, burning as they fall, like stars. within the darkness earlier than sunrise, theirs was once the 1st folly, theirs the 1st uprising. ” “What—What are you conversing approximately? ” Tim requested. “Whose uprising? ” many of the gleaming lighting fixtures streaked prior him, and Tim gasped. They weren’t meteorites or spaceships—they have been winged figures! “They glance like…angels. ” “Precisely,” the Stranger acknowledged. Tim watched the angels fall, one after one other. The Stranger named them as they dropped down: Lucifer, Uriel, Raphael, Michael, Saraquel, Gabriel, Raquel… They regarded so strong, masculine, muscular. Tim felt puny beside them. He had consistently considered angels as overweight little Cupids on valentines, or as Christmas embellishes, nothing like those creatures. “They’re so mammoth! ” he acknowledged. The Stranger introduced his face toward Tim’s, his white eyes gleaming just like the stars round them. It struck Tim that these white eyes have been power, and that the Stranger’s human flesh used to be basically a box for it. “That is your belief. yet, baby, area is huge, and there are various planes and viewpoints and dimensions. ” “So you’re announcing they give the impression of being vast to me, yet within the complete scheme of items, might be they’re now not so large? ” Tim answered, attempting to piece it jointly. “It actually depends in your perspective? ” “Precisely. ” The Stranger straightened up back. Tim felt as though he’d handed a pop quiz, and his brow unfurrowed.

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