Midnight Magic (Midnight Magic #2)
That left aside, however, I thought the book was ok but not great. Apart from the clumsy and repetitive language which may, after all, be a problem of the German translation, ...more
The fact that the author had to write this novel from doing research on the time period and from ...more
Fabrizio is the servant of renowned magician Magnus. Magnus is fully aware that he is not really a magician and believes true magic does not exist. He is a master of slight of hand and has gained reputation in the kingdom. After a trial he has renounced the practice of "magic" basically on pain of death. Fabrizio, on the other hand, is superstitious as are most other members of the kingdom and fully believes is magic.
The king ...more
I loved the bits of history related to the printing press and attitudes toward modern inventions and progress. One of the characters did not want any modern inventions in Pergomontia (the Italian kingdom in which the story took place) and it reminded me that all technology and progress is met with skepticis ...more
Midnight Magic , by Avi, tells the story of Fabrizio, the young servant of Magnus the Magician. When Magnus is called to the castello by the Kings advisor, Fabrizio goes with him. Once in the castello, Fabrizio learns that the princess has been tormented by a ghost, hence why Magnus has been called to banish a ghost whom had been tormenting the princess, Teresina. "it's you - the Kings voice turned to pleading - and only you who can free my daughter from a terrifying ghost!" (Avi, 31) It is soo...more
So, the main character is this boy named Fabrizio, who is the servant to a magician named Ma ...more
By: Avi, 260 pages
Midnight magic is a mysterious book filled with magic, mystics, and the power to read the future. Fabrizio is a teenager in 1491who lives in the Kingdom of Pergamontio. Fabrizio lives as a servant to the death defying, magician, Mangus. Mangus doesn’t really believe in any of the mystical magic. Mangus thinks that all magic is just a trick that illustrates an illusion that the audience just doesn’t see. I believe that ...more
Fabrizio is the apprentice to the former court Magician; his master stopped practicing magic when he was accused by the King of dark magic. The former Magic ...more
Set in medieval times in a fictitious kingdom, this story reads easily, with a pace that moves as swiftly as superstition in a dank castle. Despite the young protagonist's distinct lack of sleep, this tale is characterized by an abundance of dialogue and many plot twists. Elementary readers will delight in guessing who is to be trusted and who is not, as conspiracies abound concerning the throne.
Ten-year-old Fabrizio is the devoted servant ...more
Set in medieval times,this is a well-told ...more
This is a historical ghost mystery, ...more
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Midnight Magic is a book I did not enjoy reading. I did not really understand what the author was trying to say. I kept getting lost through out the book. I don’t know if it was because I didn’t like it, I just couldn’t stay awake for most of the times I tried to read it. It was just a book I wasn’t into.
The story was about a magician named Mangus. Mangus is suppose to help get rid of a ghost that was hunting a ...more
Accompanied by his young assistant, Fabrizio, the two try to discover if the appearances are real or hoax. If the ghost is real, the young Princess will not be forced to marry the Count Scarazoni, but if it is all ...more
The story begins in 1491 with Fabrizio and Mangus the Magician. As we all know, magic was considered evil at the time and Mangus renounced his magic ways to save himself from certain death. Note that Mangus is a magician, not a wizard. Fabrizio, on the other hand, is his highly superstiti ...more
A nervous king, a exasperatingly playful princess, a shifty count, an strange kitchen boy, a magician who doesn't believe in magic, and a servant who knows far too much for his own good, all in a mystical castello. When this crew goes on a medieval ghost hunt, destiny throws plenty of twists and turns their way. Fabrizio, troublemaker but loyal servant of Mangus the ex-magician, feels terribly guilty. Though forbidden to do so, he secretly continues to practice card tricks that seem lik ...more
The historical aspects seem accurate, and the characters are be ...more
(view spoiler)[There's no real magic. I was hoping for magic, but there isn't any. There is logic, reason, Christianity, and slights of hand. There was a decent mystery though, it wasn't to ...more
I was a little annoyed that Fabrizio didn't listen to Mangus right off the bat. Mangus told him no magic and one of the first things he does is perform magic! Then he does it again later. Mangus has been ...more