A Plague of Sorcerers

Mary Frances Zambreno, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P $16.95 (257p) ISBN 978-0-15-262430-9
As wizard's apprentice Jermyn Graves delves deeply into his studies of practical magic, he helps thwart a diabolical scheme to kill all of the wizards in the land. Even though this novel threatens to collapse under the weight of its numerous plots and counterplots--creaking loudly as they are jammed together--somehow events are righted and coherence achieved by the final page. Zambreno's greatest accomplishments are the creation of a highly believable world where magic follows an intriguing set of laws and a cast of delightfully eccentric, constantly feuding characters--including a temperamental Weather Wizard, a feverishly verbal master Herbalist, a brilliant Theoretician and the shrewd and talented Jermyn himself. Ages 9-14. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1991
Release date: 10/01/1991
Prebound-Sewn - 257 pages - 978-0-606-08846-6
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