Steel Magic

The Magic Sequence

Book 1
Open Road Media
Ages 9-12
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A girl and her two brothers are transported back to the time of King Arthur, where they must return three magic talismans to their rightful owners or remain trapped forever in the distant past

The adventure begins when Sara Lowry wins a picnic basket at the Firemen’s Strawberry Festival. She and her brothers, Greg and Eric, are staying with their uncle at his Hudson Valley estate while their parents are in Japan. Fascinated by the haunting history of the old manor, they pack a picnic lunch and begin their search for the legendary lost lake. They discover a medieval castle—and suddenly they’re enveloped by a gray mist that transports them back to the time of King Arthur! There, they are given an urgent mission to recover three lost talismans: Arthur’s sword, Excalibur; Merlin’s ring; and the horn of Huon, Warden of the West.
 
Can Sara, Greg, and Eric fulfill their quest and save Avalon—the only place that stands between the Powers of Darkness and the mortal realm—and return to their own time?
 
Steel Magic is the 1st book in the Magic Sequence, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
 
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About the author

For well over a half century, Andre Norton was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many standalone novels, her tales of adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy novels, including the bestselling Witch World series, her Magic series, and many other unrelated novels, have been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. An Ohio native, Norton lived for many years in Winter Park, Florida, and died in March 2005 at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Dec 1, 2015
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781497652170
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / Arthurian
Juvenile Fiction / Time Travel
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Young people are transported to historical and magical adventures in three fantasies by the author of the Witch World series and “a superb storyteller” (The New York Times).
 
In the six stand-alone novels that comprise her Magic Sequence series, Andre Norton, a “pioneer” in sci-fi and fantasy, conjures the perfect alchemy of enchanting fantasy and poignant human drama as ordinary kids travel through a variety of portals into historical and magical realms (Anne McCaffrey). In the first three novels collected here, the young heroes are transported to the days of King Arthur, the time of the American Civil War, and the supernatural world of Native American myth. As always, “Andre Norton can be relied upon to convert her magic formulas into adroit entertainment” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Steel Magic: On a picnic in the Hudson Valley, Sara Lowry and her brothers Greg and Eric discover a medieval castle, where suddenly they’re enveloped by a gray mist and emerge in the time of King Arthur. To save Avalon, they must recover three magic talismans—Arthur’s sword, Excalibur; Merlin’s ring; and the horn of Huon—or remain forever trapped in the distant past.
 
Octagon Magic: There are lots of scary stories about the strange eight-sided house in Lorrie’s neighborhood. Does a witch live there? Is it haunted? But when Lorrie meets the mysterious lady of the house, she’s granted access to explore. In one room, she finds a rocking horse and an exact miniature of the big house. When Laurie climbs on the rocking horse, she is transported into the eight-sided dollhouse and the past, where she meets people who once found this home a refuge.
 
Fur Magic: When his father is called to active duty in Vietnam, Cory Alder leaves Florida to live on his adopted Native American uncle’s Idaho ranch. There, an encounter with an old Nez Perce Medicine Man called Black Elk catapults Cory into an alternate universe where animals live in tribes, hunt, and go on the warpath. Transformed into a spirit animal—a beaver named Yellow Shell—he soon finds himself in the middle of a war between humans and beasts with supernatural powers.
Young people time-travel to historical and magical realms in three fantasies by the legendary author of the Witch World series and “a superb storyteller” (The New York Times).
 
In the six stand-alone novels that comprise her Magic Sequence series, Andre Norton, a “pioneer” in sci-fi and fantasy, conjures the perfect alchemy of enchanting fantasy and poignant human drama as ordinary kids travel through a variety of portals into historical and magical adventures (Anne McCaffrey). In the three novels collected here, the young heroes are transported to a time of dragons, witch hysteria in colonial New England, and the England of King James. As always, “Andre Norton can be relied upon to convert her magic formulas into adroit entertainment” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Dragon Magic: When four boys find a jigsaw puzzle with four pictures of dragons in an abandoned house, each of them travels to a different enchanted time. Sig becomes a Viking warrior who must slay a dragon who was once a man and now guards a cursed treasure. Ras is a Nubian prince sold into captivity who can only escape by killing a deadly Egyptian serpent. Artie wages war to defend King Arthur and the Pendragon flag. A sword bearer and page in the imperial palaces of a great Chinese emperor, Kim must follow the path of the slumbering dragon.
 
Lavender-Green Magic: Sent to live with their grandparents in a small Massachusetts town after their father is declared MIA in Vietnam, Holly, Judy, and Crockett Wade walk through an opening in a maze in a junkyard and enter another time. In colonial New England, they are caught in the cross fire between dueling witches.
 
Red Hart Magic: When Chris Fitton and his new stepsister, Nan Mallory, find an exquisite model of an old English inn called the Red Hart, they are able to travel in their dreams to tumultuous times in England’s history, where they try to save the innkeeper of the Red Hart from being executed, come to the assistance of a man hiding from smugglers, and struggle to prove Chris innocent of burning down a squire’s barn with the help of a Bow Street runner.
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