"An excellent young adult fantasy novel that will leave you in suspense!"
Reviewed by Rachael Dimond
Posted October 28, 2012
Young Adult Paranormal
Glenn Morgan lives in the year 2130 in a futuristic world
filled with scientific advances. Through the woods is the
Rift and what is on that other side is unknown. There was a
massive explosion in the year 2023 and the world became
divided into two parts, The Colloquium and The
On the Colloquium side is where sixteen year old Glenn
lives with her scientist father. Ever since her mother
mysteriously left them when she was only six years old, her
father has changed for the worse. Day in and day out he
works on a secret project and he's wasting away. Glenn
constantly worries about him but knows there's nothing she
can do. He's determined to finish this project and he's
finally done so.
When Glenn's father explains to her that he has created
bracelets that will let them cross the Rift onto the other
side to bring back her mother, she thinks he's lost his
mind. Glenn accidentally reports her father to the
authorities but when they come, she is wearing the bracelet
and doesn't know what else to do but run.
As her father is taken away, Glenn crosses the Rift with
her friend Kevin and soon discovers a whole new world
nothing like her own. The Magisterium is a dangerous place
and is filled with Affinity, magic.
Will Glenn find her mother and return home safely or will
this world change her for the worse? Will Glenn be able to
protect the bracelet she wears from people who want to use
it for evil?
MAGISTERIUM is a young adult, dystopian, fantasy, and
science fiction novel all wrapped up into one fantastic
adventure. There are a lot of characters and Glenn doesn't
know who she can trust. She's thrown into this strange
land and is not used to living on the run in such barbaric
times. The world is richly vivid in details and quickly
threw me right into the story.
MAGISTERIUM ends with room for another installment,
although no word has been said yet on whether this will be
a series or not. Young Adults and adults alike will find
much to enjoy in this richly imaginative novel. I enjoyed
suspending my belief to believe in The Magisterium.
A great story is one where you can imagine that this world
could really exist, that you could almost reach out and
touch the characters, and you could picture yourself
there. MAGISTERIUM was that book for me. This is an
excellent novel and I hope there is more to come as this
story has only just begun.
In the twenty-second century, Glennora Morgan's father has
been working on a project that will allow him to penetrate
the Rift border and retrieve Glennora's mother; but now that
he has succeeded the Authority is suddenly trying to kill
them both, and Glennora and her friend Kevin must flee into
the Magisterium to escape them.
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