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The Last Magician

(2017)
(The first book in the Last Magician series)
A novel by

 
 
An instant New York Times bestseller!

“Will keep you guessing until the last page.” —Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author

A girl travels back in time to find a mysterious book that could save her future in Lisa Maxwell’s “splendid series opener” (Kirkus Reviews).

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.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Intriguing, romantic, and full of twists, THE LAST MAGICIAN kept me reading late into the night. The richly imagined alternative version of 1901 New York City pulled me in, but the fascinating characters had me turning the pages, desperate to find out what happened to them." - Anne Blankman

"This twisty tale of alchemy and magic in Gilded Age New York will keep you guessing until the very last page." - Cinda Williams Chima

"A gorgeous, timeless, all-consuming tale." - Wendy Higgins

"A twisty, spellbinding romp. Inserting feuding magical factions into an already tumultuous time in American history, Maxwell's The Last Magician mesmerized me until the very last page." - Janet B Taylor


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Used availability for Lisa Maxwell's The Last Magician

Hardback Editions

July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Magician (1)
Author(s): Lisa Maxwell
ISBN: 1-4814-3207-9 / 978-1-4814-3207-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Magician (1)
Author(s): Lisa Maxwell
ISBN: 1-4814-3208-7 / 978-1-4814-3208-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Magician
Author(s): Janette Turner Hospital
ISBN: 1-5344-0531-3 / 978-1-5344-0531-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivy
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Magician
Author(s): Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Last Magician
Author(s): Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Magician
Author(s): Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Last Magician
Author(s): Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Magician
Author(s): Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Magician
Author(s): Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon UK