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12/26/12

Wizard Heights – Book 1 – The Legend of the Sorcerer King

Alexander Scott

Copyright 2011 by Alexander Scott


This is a work of fiction. Characters, names, incidents, and places are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, or actual events is entirely coincidental.

© 2011 Alexander Scott. All rights reserved.

Cover Illustration © 2013 Alexander Scott.

Visit http://www.wizardheights.com and http://www.alexscottauthor.com to learn more about this series and its author.

Summary: A boy discovers a magical neighborhood.

For ages 11 and up.

Prologue

Zeppelins hovered high above the Valley of the Kings. Far beneath them, hundreds of Egyptian men in gallibayas and turbans came and went from a pass deep amongst the mountains. For eight long months they had toiled, carrying rocks and sand, loading scree-filled sacks upon the backs of camels and mules, while above them the sun, merciless as the desert asp, beat upon their backs.

Then one day a cry went up from the mountain pass—the object of their toil had at last been discovered. Man-by-man a hastily scrawled message was passed down the narrow ravine from the excavation site, until finally, having reached the end of the human chain, it was delivered to the waiting hands of an Egyptian chauffeur. Cradling the message in his hands, he climbed into a beetle black motorcar and drove across the desert as if he had the devil on his tail.

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