The Last Magician

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A New York Times bestseller

“Splendid.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Vivid and compelling.” —BCCB
“A smart and feisty female protagonist in whom readers will delight.” —Booklist
“Will keep you guessing until the very last page.” —Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author

Gangs of New York meets Six of Crows in this captivating new series about a girl who must travel back in time to find a mysterious book that could save her future.

Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.
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About the author

Lisa Maxwell is the author of The Last Magician, Unhooked, Sweet Unrest, and The Gathering Deep. She grew up in Akron, Ohio, and has a PhD in English. She’s worked as a teacher, scholar, editor, writer, and bookseller (at Little Professor Book Center in Alabama). When she’s not writing books, she’s a professor at a local college. She now lives near Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons. You can follow her on Twitter @LisaMaxwellYA or learn more about her upcoming books at Lisa-Maxwell.com.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jul 18, 2017
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Pages
512
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ISBN
9781481432092
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
Young Adult Fiction / Time Travel
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This content is DRM protected.
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Lisa Maxwell
Lisa Maxwell, an addition to the quick-witted Loose Women team, is a bundle of fun and laughter and a natural storyteller. Here, for the first time, she tells her astonishing story - a tale of remarkable spirit, incredible experiences and family secrets.

A much-loved presenter and respected actress, Lisa got her first onscreen role at the age of just 11. In the eighties she became a TV presenter on series like Splash and No Limits, interviewing the icons of the time and partying with the likes of George Michael, Robert Downey Junior and Michael Hutchence, before moving more firmly into comedy, appearing on sketch shows like, The Les Dennis Laughter Show, The Russ Abbott Show and her very own, self-titled, The Lisa Maxwell Show. She narrowly missed out on the part of Daphne in a little show called Frasier. And then for seven years played the part of The Bill's DI Sam Nixon, before joining Loose Women in 2009, where she quickly became an audience favourite.

But behind the fun, glamour and onscreen success, is a south London girl, hiding the secret she's been taught never to talk about. An illegitimate child, brought up in Elephant and Castle, Lisa's life very nearly took a different path. Lucky for her, her dear old Nan had a kind heart, and in a last minute change of plan she was brought home to her grandparent's flat on the Rockingham Estate.

With warmth, honesty and humour, Lisa takes us to the heart of the Elephant, revealing a home filled with love, laughter and drama. From having the drawer of an old chest for her bed to hiding from the Tally Man, waiting for her Nan outside the betting shop to dabbling in petty crime, discovering her dad was still alive, and always looking for a way to be in the lime light, Lisa has written a colourful memoir of life as a daughter, a granddaughter, a mother, and an actress.

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Lisa Maxwell
Na Nova York dos dias atuais, a magia antiga e natural está quase extinta. Os poucos que ainda têm afinidade com ela – os Mageus – vivem nas sombras, escondendo o que são. Além disso, qualquer Mageus que adentre Manhattan é capturado por uma armadilha: a Beira, uma barreira invisível que os deixa permanentemente presos à ilha. Atravessar a fronteira estabelecida pela Beira significa perder os poderes – e, frequentemente, a própria vida. A jovem Esta é uma ladra talentosa e cresceu sendo treinada para roubar artefatos mágicos da Ordem, organização misteriosa criadora da Beira. Esta também tem uma habilidade inata: manipular o tempo. A jovem é capaz de furtar objetos do passado, coletando-os antes mesmo que a Ordem perceba que ela está lá. Mas todo o treinamento de Esta tem sido para uma tarefa maior: viajar até o ano de 1902 para roubar um livro antigo. Acredita-se que o Livro contém todos os segredos da Ordem – e da Beira. A missão de Esta é furtá-lo antes que o Mago o destrua, garantindo assim um futuro melhor a todos os que têm afinidade com magia. Mas a Nova York do início do século XX em que Esta deve mergulhar é perigosa e sem leis, comandada por gangues e sociedades secretas. Um lugar em que é possível sentir magia até no ar que se respira. Nada é o que parece, nem mesmo o Mago. E, para salvar o próprio futuro, Esta deve trair a todos no passado – sem exceção. Best-seller do New York Times, O último dos magos tem como elementos principais a magia, o romance, a aventura e uma generosa porção de surpresas. Uma alquimia ímpar elaborada pela aclamada autora Lisa Maxwell – e esse é só o começo de uma história que já nasce atemporal.
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Supplying readers with proven tools for resolving emotionally charged disputes, this go-to-guide details a four-stage process derived from the conflict resolution model used for more than 25 years at the National Conflict Resolution Center. Designed specifically for the workplace, this highly structured process facilitates the discussion of intense emotional issues so you can learn to preempt and de-escalate disputes before they become volatile. Whether your company is restructuring, downsizing, or merging—or simply needs helpful techniques for use in meetings with angry, disruptive, and disputing employees—The Exchange is for you!

Praise for:

... the authors deliver an extraordinary method for resolving disputes quickly and simply and for the greatest benefit of the organization.
—Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times Best-Selling Author

It could be the difference between having a so-so organization and a great one.
—Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager® and Lead with LUV

... we finally have a professional, well-organized program to refer to when conflicts arise in our hospitals and clinics.
—Evan Burkett, Chief Human Resource Officer, Sanford Health

... a way to facilitate mutual understanding and common goals in order to move to a better place.
—Bill Geppert, Senior Vice President, Cox Communications, Inc.

Lisa Maxwell
From “talented wordsmith” (Publishers Weekly) Lisa Maxwell comes a lush, atmospheric fantasy novel filled with twists and turns about a girl who is kidnapped and brought to an island inhabited by fairies, a roguish ship captain, and bloodthirsty beasts.

For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home. Her mother believes they are being hunted by brutal monsters, and those delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. Gwen’s only saving grace is that her best friend, Olivia, is with her for the summer.

But shortly after their arrival, the girls are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and dragged into a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey. And Gwen begins to realize that maybe her mother isn’t so crazy after all…

Gwen discovers that this new world she inhabits is called Neverland, but it’s nothing like the Neverland you’ve heard about in stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through your fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and tries to find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the captivating pirate who promises to keep her safe.

Caught in the ultimate battle between good and evil, with time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to finally face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But can she save Neverland without losing herself?
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