Magic Time

by Marc Scott Zicree, Barbara Hambly

Eos, November, 2002.
Hardcover, 448 pages.
ISBN: 0061059579

Magic Time by Marc Scott Zicree, Barbara Hambly A top-secret government experiment goes horribly wrong, and opens a door into another dimension. A powerful energy wave sweeps through the Earth, knocking out all electricity and causing some humans to mutate into fairy-tale like creatures: demons and other things which have new powers. New York attorney Cal Griffin is determined to escape a Manhattan that is quickly becoming a war zone, in order to save his little sister who is slowly turning into something quite alien. With a group of newly-made friends, Cal and his sister, set out to find the Source, which is slowly remaking the Earth into a place both horrifying and full of wonder.

Written well before the events of September 11th, Magic Time shows a New York City which is devastated by a vicious attack from an invisible enemy which readers will find very disturbing indeed, especially with current news reports of Al Queda attempting to obtain suitcase nukes. Zicree who is a well-known television writer, writes in a fast-paced, episodic style. The idea of the Source is interesting, and is sure to be explored more in future books. Altogether, this is an intriguing premise which should please readers enough to pick up the next installment in the series.

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This review was published in the December - January, 2003 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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