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The Magicians and Mrs. Quent

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In this enchanting debut novel, Galen Beckett weaves a dazzling spell of adventure and suspense, evoking a world of high magick and genteel societya world where one young woman discovers that her modest life is far more extraordinary than she ever imagined. Of the three Lockwell sistersromantic Lily, prophetic Rose, and studious Ivyall agree that its the eldest, the book-loving Ivy, who has held the family together ever since their fathers retreat into his silent vigil in the library upstairs. Everyone blames Mr. Lockwells malady on his magickal studies, but Ivy alone still believesboth in magic and in its power to bring her father back. But thereareothers in the world who believe in magick as well. Over the years, Ivy has glimpsed themthe strangers in black topcoats and hats who appear at the door, strangers of whom their mother will never speak. Ivy once thought them secret benefactors, but now shes not so certain. After tragedy strikes, Ivy takes a job with the reclusive Mr. Quent in a desperate effort to preserve her family. Its only then that she discovers the fate she shares with a jaded young nobleman named Dashton Rafferdy, his ambitious friend Eldyn Garritt, and a secret society of highwaymen, revolutionaries, illusionists, and spies who populate the island nation of Altania. For there is far more to Altania than meets the eye and more to magick than mere fashion. And in the act of saving her father, Ivy will determine whether the world faces a new dawnor an everlasting night. . . . From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: Galen Beckett

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 1)

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Bantam

Release Date: 2008-07-29

Pages: 498

ISBN: 0553589822

ISBN13: 9780553589825