Book Review: Advent by James Treadwell

Advent by James Treadwell is a stunning new adult series that will appear to mature readers of Young Adult lit:

1537. A man hurries through city streets in a gathering snowstorm, clutching a box in one hand. He is Johann Faust, the greatest magician of his age. The box he carries contains a mirror safeguarding a portion of his soul and a small ring containing all the magic in the world. Together, they comprise something unimaginably terrible.

London, the present day. Fifteen-year-old Gavin Stokes is boarding a train to the countryside to live with his aunt. His school and his parents can’t cope with him and the things he sees, things they tell him don’t really exist. At Pendurra, Gavin finds people who are like him, who see things too. They all make the same strange claim: magic exists, it’s leaking back into our world, and it’s bringing something terrible with it.

Advent is the first installment in a fantasy trilogy. And this is no Harry Potter story. This is old, dark magic. The kind we learned about before Harry and have read for centuries. But this story is told in a new, inventive way that takes you along for a fast-pace thrill that will keep you reading late into the night.

Advent is the stuff of old legends brought to life again and readers will find it leaving them with a longing for the next installment. A must read for anyone who loves fantasy, old legends, and magic!

Advent is in stores July 3rd.

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