Once upon a time two powerful magicians fought a bloody
(magically speaking) battle to determine how magick would
be used in the world. Neither side really won as magick
was ripped out of this world and the elder practitioners
moved forward into our time. The forces of light led by
Gavan want to establish a school so fresh recruits could
have a safe haven to learn how to use the magick.
The followers of the Dark led by Brennard don't want
this to happen and will go to any lengths to stop it. They
successfully infiltrated and destroyed the summer camp but
not before a group of powerful young adult magickers were
discovered and partially trained. Twelve-year-old Jason is
the most powerful fledging discovered and now that he is
back in the mundane world, the forces of Brennard are doing
all that they can to capture him and drain his magickal
The Magickers is America's answer to the Harry Potter
series. Young adults, teens, and even geriatric boomers
will enjoy THE CURSE OF ARKADY because there are characters
of all the age groups thrust into the main story line.
There are many threads left dangling so that the readers
will be eagerly awaiting the next installment in this
enchanting series. Emily Drake's series is reminiscent of
the early teen fantasies written by Andre Norton.
A long time ago, two great sorcerers fought a duel to
determine the fate of the world. Magic itself was ripped
from our world, its power kept secret by a handful of
enchanters. The world of Magicks, however, still exists-and
whoever controls the Gates controls both worlds.
In The Magickers...
Enter Jason Adrian and his friends-who have been recruited
by Gavan Rainwater into the most unusual summer camp on
earth-Camp Ravenwyng. There, they will learn about their
own special talents. They'll develop their magick powers
and unlock the secrets of controlling them.
To Jason, it seems like a dream come true. But there is one
thing he will have to do before he leaves this very special
camp: face the evil minions of the Dark Hand...