Bookshop Santa Cruz
1540 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Bestselling author James Riley will share the latest book in his thrilling The Revenge of Magic series. After long-dead magical creatures and magical books are discovered across the world, governmental forces want to unlock this power for themselves. But to do so, they need the help of kids to harness the magic.
Dealing with monster attacks and his missing father has been hard enough for Fort Fitzgerald in his first month at the Oppenheimer School. But there’s another school for magic, this one in the United Kingdom, that’s about to create even bigger problems.
Six of the Carmarthen Academy students found themselves lost in time when they first started learning magic. Now they’ve returned, news of a coming war arrives, a war that only the students can stop.
But their new plan for the world might lead to an even worse future, one that Fort and his friends are destined to help bring about, no matter how much they might want to fight it.
Can Fort change the future that the Time students have already seen play out? Or is he destined to pay for his past mistakes for all of time?
James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time, Story Thieves, and Revenge of Magic series.
“This imaginative and exciting story feels like the start of something big.” —Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Dragonwatch
“A fast-paced, adventurous series starter perfect for fans of Rick Riordan.” —Booklist
“Fans of Harry Potter and Rick Riodan’s books will enjoy the crafted mixture of magic and military life.” —School Library Connection
This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 29th.