We here at Tales of the Ravenous Reader are so in love with how the young adult and young reader communities are embracing books with graphic elements!
A 13 year-old boy finds an easy-to-read, how-to manual for magic. Now he just has to prevent everyone else from stealing it.
Enter Sorcery for Beginners, described as Harry Potter meets the Goonies – WHO COULD RESIST THAT! This gorgeous illustrated middle grade novel is the perfect addition to your graphic collection and would make a great holiday gift for the magic lovers in your life. Check out a few of the inside pages and pick it up this week!
Sorcery for Beginners
by Matt Harry
Published: October 10th 2017
Five-hundred years ago, sorcery began to fade from the world. As technology prevailed, combustion engines and computers replaced enchanted plows and spell books. Real magicians were hunted almost to extinction. Science became the primary system of belief, and the secrets of spell-casting were forgotten. That is … until now.
Sorcery for Beginners is no fantasy or fairy tale. Written by arcane arts preservationist and elite mage Euphemia Whitmore (along with her ordinary civilian aide Matt Harry), this book is a how-to manual for returning magic to an uninspired world. It’s also the story of Owen Macready, a seemingly average 13-year-old who finds himself drawn into a centuries-long war when he uses sorcery to take on a school bully. Owen’s spell casting attracts the attention of a ruthless millionaire and a secret society of anti-magic mercenaries, all of whom wish to use Sorcery for Beginners to alter the course of world history forever.