Gift of the Unmage

Gift of the Unmage

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Who knew you'd be a true weaver?Great things have been expected of Thea, the seventh child of two seventh children. Now, with Cheveyo, a mage, Thea has begun to weave herself a new magical identity, infused with elements of the original worlds. But back home, Thea keeps her abilities hidden and attends the Wandless Academy, the one school on Earth for those who have no apparent magical talent. It is there that Thea realizes that her enemies are hungrier and more dangerous than she knew. What's more, her greatest strength may be the powerlessness she has resisted for so long.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 401 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
  • Eos
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060839570
  • 9780060839574
  • 966,176

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Praise for SPELLSPAM: "An incredibly enjoyable tale that blends reality, legend, and magic in one of the freshest fantasy narratives this year."--KLIATT (starred review)
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496 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 20% (101)
4 34% (171)
3 34% (167)
2 8% (41)
1 3% (16)

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Thea is a double seventh--a seventh child of two seventh children--and so, as soon as she is born, great things are expected of her. Everyone waits anxiously for her sure-to-be powerful magic to reveal itself. And waits. And waits. She disappoints everyone with her lack of the magic almost everyone in her world has, even those who can\'t show it, like her parents. However, in a last-ditch attempt to find Thea\'s power, her father sends her to another world, where her teacher, Chevyo, helps her to discover her own abilities. Back home, however, Thea attends the Wandless Academy, where those hopeless cases are sent to be isolated from magic. There, her strange powers that Chevyo helped her find in the other world come in surprisingly handy when she and a few friends, thought to be talentless and useless by much of their society, are called upon to save their world. GIFT OF THE UNMAGE was a good book, really, but at times I felt like it had a lot of potential to be even better, so I was a little disappointed. It\'s still worth the read for those who are looking for this sort of fantasy, however, and I will be looking forward to Ms. Alexander\'s next more
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