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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Scavenger Hunt- THE LAST MAGICIAN by Lisa Maxwell About the Mageus & Enter The Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I am thrilled to be hosting as part of the official street team for Lisa Maxwell's THE LAST MAGICIAN!!! For the rest of April 8 bloggers including myself will be posting quizzes, excerpts, character descriptions, etc. During the  next few weeks there will be clues in some of the posts for you to enter into a rafflecopter for extra entries in the giveaway! 

This week you get to learn about the different kinds of magic/magicians in the book so make sure to go to all the blogs! All sites this week have a HIGHLIGHTED WORD in their post make sure to stop by all the blogs and get all the words for your special entry this week! And don't forget to share on social media using the #TheLastMagician hashtag!

Haven't heard of THE LAST MAGICIAN? Check it out!

Author: Lisa Maxwell
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Pages: 512
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Formats: Hardcover & eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks
Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.

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About the Mageus:

The truth is, there has always been magic in the world, because magic is that substance which binds existence together. Magic exists in the spaces, and over time there were those with an affinity for calling to it, manipulating magic and the very bonds the hold the world together. They are Mageus, and once they were revered. They were shamans and healers, the holy people and sorcerers who guided the well-being of ancient peoples.

Magic has always been genetic, passed from parent to child in unpredictable ways. Like a talent, magic must be nurtured and honed, and over time different and different peoples developed magics that suited them and their situations.

But with the advent of science and the birth of the Enlightenment, magic came under attack. During the Disenchantment, witch hunts and inquisitions searched out the most powerful Mageus and destroyed them. Those who escaped were driven into the shadows, hiding their powers and what they were. Some left, fleeing persecuting and attempting to start new lives in new lands. Some hid their magic, refusing to teach their children, and over time, people forgot what the world had once been.

Many, however, remembered and protected their affinities, keeping who and what they were a secret. Those who left, risked everything, for magic has a way of taking root. Magic is strongly linked to place, and magic is collective. As people move and leave, affinities often become weakened or forgotten, until they were no more than talents. And for many, affinities and magic itself became nothing more than a myth.

Contrary to what many (like those in the Order) believe, magic is not elemental. Because magic is part of the very making of the world, there is no easy or safe way to divide up its existence. Moreover, the affinity of any one Mageus is highly individualized, and it's rare to find any two Mageus who can do the same thing. An affinity might be strong (like a superpower) or weak (like a talent); it might be highly specific or more broad.

Affinities must be honed and developed, like any other born talent. They are as singular as fingerprints, but, in general, they tend to fall along the following lines:

The Living: Mageus with this affinity will have the ability to influence the material components of living things. Whether human, animal, or plant, those with an affinity for the living can call to the magic in living tissue. This type of Mageus might simply be a talented gardner, or they might be able to make flowers bloom on command. They might be attuned to healing the sick, or they might be able to make the blood in a person's veins cease to move.

The Inert: Mageus with this affinity can control material and immaterial objects. They might have a command of fire or light, or they might have an aim that is always true, because they can direct an object's flight.

The Spirit: One of the more rare types of affinity, these Mageus have an ability to manipulate or tap into the very essence of a person, thing, or situation. Often this relates to consciousness, and a Mageus's talent might range from being intuitive about others or might go as far as an ability to readand controlminds.

About Lisa:

Lisa Maxwell is the author of Sweet Unrest, Gathering Deep, Unhooked, & The Last Magician (Simon Pulse, Spring 2017). When she's not writing books, she's an English professor at a local college. She lives near DC with her very patient husband and two not-so patient boys.

Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a signed/personalized ARC’s of THE LAST MAGICIAN, US Only.
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