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The Supernatural Quotes

He had just watched two men toss balls and spheres of something—of energy—at each other. He had witnessed the destruction those energies had caused.Josh had just witnessed magic.But of course,...

Awe and Amazement Quotes

Nick Fleming tumbled to the floor, close to the opening to the cellar, almost landing on top of Josh, who was standing frozen on the steps, wide-eyed with shock and horror. (2.7)

Transformation Quotes

Once—a long time ago—we were simple people, but then I bought a book, the Book of Abraham the Mage, usually called the Codex. From that moment on, things changed. Perenelle changed. I changed....

Family Quotes

"You. Leave. My. Brother. Alone." Sophie Newman brought the broom down five times on Dee's back, once for every word. (3.53)

Fear Quotes

He stared hard at the rat, expecting it to turn and scuttle away. It just raised its head and looked at him, its mouth opening to reveal pointed teeth. Josh shuddered. Snakes and rats: he hated the...

Fate and Free Will Quotes

"But we can't just leave," Sophie said firmly.Josh nodded. "We're not going anywhere."[… Flamel] glanced at Sophie and Josh. "You have no choice. If you want to survive the rest of the day, you h...

Good Versus Evil Quotes

"The Elder Race?" Josh asked, his voice rising and cracking. […] He played a lot of computer games, read some fantasy novels, and in those, elder always meant ancient and dangerous. (4.48)

Youth Quotes

Adults, Sophie had decided a long time before, were really bad at making up excuses. (4.8)
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