This special edition includes the epic origin story, "Failed Crusade," that inspired five volumes of demon hunting across the multiverse (and multiple genres.) This fantasy story has an amazing twist ending.
The original Codex stories appeared in The Crimson Pact anthologies as "The Transition," and "The Merging." These stories are connected to each other, and to "Failed Crusade" at their roots, but occur many years later. They follow an unsuspecting foreign exchange student named Sloan Boyle. A seemingly innocent interaction with a stranger in a Spanish Cafe leads to a dangerous series of events, and a weighty discovery that threatens everything Sloan ever knew about this world, and his role in it.
Marcus and his twin sister, Ellie, live in the loft above their grandparents' magic shop--the one all the rumors are about. He's all too familiar with the hand buzzers, card tricks, and fake vomit kits. He thought he had seen it all until he stumbles upon his grandfather hiding something in a secret room behind the family tapestry.
Now Marcus and Ellie must unravel a dirty laundry list of family secrets, and are thrown into a sinister world that has been hidden from them their entire lives. Not only is the family business a front, but Marcus has to develop his powers before the Dun-Bahr find him and assimilate the
Praise for The Magic Shop:
Winner of Shelf Unbound's notable middle-grade book -- Dec/Jan 2015 Issue
Indie BRAG Honoree
Reader's Favorite 5 Star Winner
Amazon Top Ranked book