#YA Friday: W*n ADVENT by James Treadwell

I’m really anxious to read today’s featured book, James Treadwell’s debut novel Advent. It has magic in it, and I love me some magic. And there might be time-travel, and alternate futures and all kinds of intriguing stuff. It’s the first in a new trilogy. See what you think, and weigh in to be entered to win a copy!
ABOUT THE BOOK: “A drowning, a magician’s curse, and a centuries-old secret. “1537. A man hurries through city streets in a gathering snowstorm, clutching a box in one hand. He is Johann Faust, the greatest magician of his age. The box he carries contains a mirror safeguarding a portion of his soul and a small ring containing all the magic in the world. Together, they comprise something unimaginably dangerous.

London, the present day. Fifteen-year-old Gavin Stokes is boarding a train to the countryside to live with his aunt. His school and his parents can’t cope with him and the things he sees, things they tell him don’t really exist. At Pendurra, Gavin finds people who are like him, who see things too. They all make the same strange claim: magic exists, it’s leaking back into our world, and it’s bringing something terrible with it.

First in a new fantasy trilogy, Advent describes how magic was lost to humanity, and how a fifteen-year-old boy discovers that its return is his inheritance. It begins in a world recognizably our own, and ends an extraordinarily long way from where it started–somewhere much bigger, stranger, and richer.

Doesn’t that sound like an awesome read? It’s on my TBR pile, waiting its turn. Want to win a copy? Tell me your favorite book or series using magic. I (sigh) guess I shouldn’t say my own, should I? In which case, I’ll choose Harry Potter.
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18 thoughts on “#YA Friday: W*n ADVENT by James Treadwell

  1. I can say, my favorite series using magic are:
    The Hollows series by Kim Harrison,
    The Sentinels of New Orleans series,
    The Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep.
    Couldn’t pick just one.
    Advent sounds really interesting.

    P.S. Happy birthday to: Stephen King & Carolyn Crane!

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  2. I like the Dragon Prince & Dragon Star books by Melanie Rawn. Magic users use light in that magic system. I always think of the Guess Who song that has the lines “she’s lost the sun” when I think of those books. (Just dated myself, I think).

  3. Nothing tops Harry Potter–I grew with that series and it will always be my ultimate. But I also LOVE the Kingkiller Chronicles by Pat Rothfuss (probably the best books I’ve ever read) and the Black Jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop.

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  4. Ooh! This looks really good!

    As for my favorite series with magic, there are too many to count but I’ll go with Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn because the magic system he comes up with is so thoroughly thought out (and so cool!)

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  5. Sounds great!

    My favorites have to be:

    The Lionness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
    His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
    The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
    The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
    The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    leannessf at gmail dot com

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  6. I’ve been looking for more fantasy books to read and I’ve found one that I think I’ll enjoy. The blurb really appeals to me.

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  7. My favorite series using magic is Lisa Shearin’s Raine Benares series, they’re wonderful.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com
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  8. I love a bunch of different series that include magic so I will just choose one and that is the Bartimaeus Trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed and still own those books!

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  9. So I told all this to a prayer minister, during our communion time, and he prayed for me. He reminded me that after the Wise Men had seen Jesus, and it was time to go back to their ordinary lives, God showed them in a dream that they should travel a new way home, and not go back the way they had come. He prayed for God to show me a new way for my journey.
    suzanne stokes