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A Perilous Power (A School for Sorcery #2)

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Trevor Blake has always known he possessed magical gifts. For instance, he can conjure objects at a distance. But since he was young, he has suppressed his magic lest it draw hostility from the skeptical and ungifted and intolerant. In the small farming community where Trevor lives with his family, the practice of magic is forbidden-sometimes from fear...or jealousy.
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Tor Books
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Amy
Sep 20, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing
the book that started a school for sorcery. its so amazing it leaves you in utter silence and you cant stop thinking about it!!
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Nikki
Feb 04, 2012 Nikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I got this book for Christmas or my birthday one year as a child. I have to say, it's one of my favourite books of all time! I didn't even know this was a part of a series until I joined this site, so I'm pretty excited!

It never fails to make me laugh and cry...lots of crying! It's got great morals and characters you can really connect with.

I recommend it highly.
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Phyllis
Jan 23, 2012 Phyllis rated it it was ok
Although this was the second book written in the series, the events in this novel precede those in the first one published. And that's about all I can say about that without setting up a spoiler.

Two young men living on the usual farm, bored, are sent to the big city and learn a lot of lessons about themselves and others. Oh yeah, one of them has magical powers, amazingly strong ones that he doesn't control well. This he needs to learn how to do, pronto.

This I'll give the book, there was nonstop
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Louise Leonard
Oct 10, 2015 Louise Leonard rated it did not like it
A total waste of time. So-called hero is a jerk with no redeeming qualities. Plot recycled from the Bible with a Jesus figure but a hoofed Pan type god as the Father. Don't bother.
Daphnar
Jan 23, 2014 Daphnar rated it it was ok
A light-hearted tale of a young man with magical powers who goes off to the big city with his best (non-magical) friend. There they encounter evil and gratuitous violence. Not for fans of Harry Potter.
Patricia
Jun 03, 2008 Patricia rated it really liked it
This is the second book written by E. Rose Sabin, and sort of a prequel to A School for Sorcery. It's about how the School has come to an existance. A little less interesting than A School for Sorcery but certainly worth reading if you like this kind of genre.
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Feb 07, 2012 Aurora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I remember these series as one of the series I read over and over again. It was beautiful and thrilling, if I remember correctly.
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Although born in Pennsylvania, I have lived in Florida since I was five years old. Attended schools in Pinellas County and later taught Spanish and English in the Pinellas County Public Schools.

Although I've always written for my own pleasure, I became serious about writing for publication rather late. I'm now retired from teaching and devoting my time to my writing. Oh, and also to my three dogs,
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