If his debut novel Magicians Impossible (Thomas Dunne Books; in stores Tuesday, September 12), author Brad Abraham has used his imagination to write a magical tale of good vs. evil, where things are not what they appear.
Jason Bishop’s world is about to change in a big way. His estranged father has committed suicide and Jason is returning to his home town to attend to the funeral. When he returns to New York City with his dad’s ashes, he learns a shocking secret. His father was a part of a secret organization of magical people, called The Invisible Hand. They’re fighting against another secret organization called Golden Dawn. It’s a battle that has been going on for a long time.
Jason finds out he comes from a magical line and his dad worked for The Invisible Hand. He’s brought into the fold after Golden Dawn tries to kill him. Jason starts to learn his magic very quickly and that there’s a prophecy about a chosen one. They are on the hunt for a sphere that is suppose to tip the battle to one side. When he figures out where the sphere is hidden, they venture outside to retrieve it knowing that Golden Dawn is waiting for them. A battle ensues between the two groups after Jason figures out and gets the Sphere.
During the battle Jason is taken captive by Golden Dawn and learns a shocking secret. One that will shatter everything he has learned so far with The Invisible Hand and will change his life forever. Jason soon has a decision to make about the sphere and the two organizations.
Just a thrilling debut novel that is a page-turner. If you’re a fan of Harry Potter and James Bond (and I borrowed this from the press notes) other magical stories this will be right up your alley. I am not sure if this will be series based on these characters (and would love to read more on these characters) or if this is just a single story, I will look forward to more writings from Brad.