The New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman weaves a mesmerizing tale of the dangers and possibilities of youth in THE BOOKS OF MAGIC, illustrated by the acclaimed artists John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, and Paul Johnson.
"What are you proposing that we do?"
"Enlighten the child. Show him what magic truly is, and what it was, and what it may become."
"He has the potential to become the most powerful human adept of this age."
"It is up to the four of us to ensure that he chooses his path correctly."
Timothy Hunter is like any other 13-year-old boy, aimlessly ﬁlling his days with television and skateboarding. But Timothy Hunter is also unlike nearly everyone else on Earth, and he's about to learn the reason why.
In a word magic.
Tim doesn't believe in magic, of course, but it turns out that magic certainly believes in him at least enough that some of its practitioners are already actively planning his untimely death.
Luckily for Tim, he also has allies in the supernatural realms. Four of the world's most accomplished and mysterious magicians have sworn to protect and enlighten the boy, and each of them has prepared a journey to demonstrate the hazards and rewards of the magical life.
More important, they will also show him the price.
This deluxe hardcover edition collects all four books of the original miniseries and includes an introduction by legendary fantasy and science ﬁction author Roger Zelazny as well as a special section featuring never-before-seen preliminary texts and sketches from the creators.
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About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of American Gods and Coraline (illustrated by Dave McKean). His other novels include Neverwhere, Stardust (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award as one of 2000's top ten adult novels for young adults), the short fiction collection Smoke And Mirrors and the critically acclaimed comic book series The Sandman. He is the author of the children's book The Wolves in the Walls (illustrated by Dave McKean). Among his many awards are the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy Award and the Bram Stoker Award.
Date of Birth:November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:Portchester, England
Education:Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77