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Frontier Magic, Book 1: Thirteenth Child
Frontier Magic Series Book #1 of 3
Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Book Info

Published on January 1, 2009
Age Group: 12 - 16 years
Reading Level: AR: 6.0 (14.0 Points, Quiz #129882)
GLE: 8.6
DRA: 70
Lexile® measure: 1010L

Eighteen-year-old Eff must finally get over believing she is bad luck and accept that her special training in Aphrikan magic, and being the twin of the seventh son of a seventh son, give her extraordinary power to combat magical creatures that threaten settlements on the western frontier.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
Everybody knows that a seventh son is lucky. Things come a little easier to him, all his life long: love and money and fine weather and the unexpected turn that brings good fortune from bad circumstances. A lot of seventh sons go for magicians, because if there's one sort of work where luck is more useful than any other, it's making magic.

And everybody knows that the seventh son of a seventh son is a natural-born magician. A double-seven doesn't even need schooling to start working spells, though the magic comes on faster and safer if he gets some. When he's grown and come into his power for true and all, he can even do the Major Spells on his own, the ones that can call up a storm or quiet one, move the earth or still it, anger the ocean or calm it to glassy smoothness. People are real nice to a double-seventh son.

Back Cover:
Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent - and she's supposed to bring doom to everyone around her. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that protects settlers from the beasts of the wilderness.

Eff and Lan do not know what awaits them in such a place - there are steam dragons that hover in the sky and strange creatures that undermine the settlers' existence. Eff learns magic with the other students, but there's always the threat of something going terribly wrong. As Eff and Lan grow older, they face challenges they never could have dreamed of. And then their magic is put to the test in a standoff that will change their lives forever.

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