A Sudden Outbreak of Magic

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Kelley Strickland and her family just moved to Dubuque, Iowa, after some trouble in Chicago. One cold morning in November, Kelley gets "infected" by magic after reading aloud from a small leatherbound book she finds. Soon Kelley and Jeroan must face a power-hungry Sorcerer who wants to rid the world of what he calls "renegade" magic-users. A novel about power, growing up, and responsibility. More

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About Michael Jasper

Michael Jasper is fascinated with exploring the places where the normal meets the strange. In pursuit of this fascination, he has published nine novels, a story collection, and over six dozen short stories. He created and scripted the groundbreaking, nine-issue digital comic In Maps & Legends with artist Niki Smith. He also runs the publishing company UnWrecked Press.

Michael lives with his wife Elizabeth and their two amazing sons in North Carolina, where he's always working on one to three creative endeavors at the same time, which you can track at michaeljasper.net.

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Review by: Charles Barnard on Dec. 22, 2011 : (no rating)
Overall, the book is engaging, but much of the first 60% seems to ne "The Last Sorcerer" chopped into pieces and stitched back together with the names and locations changed.

For me, this had two effects--I kept thinking "I've read this before," and "it's choppy & a bit rough."

I found our main character to be miss-characterized in the beginning of the book, compared with her actions throughout the rest of the book.

There are a few other "continuity" errors which bothered me.

Overall it's a fairly good read, but not nearly as good as some of his other work. I was a bit disappointed.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: karen day on Aug. 12, 2011 : (no rating)
Good read aimed more at younger readers but still and enjoyable book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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