From the pages of The Books of Magic comes a new tale of Tim Hunter, the young man destined to become the greatest magician of our time...Tim Hunter has lost his girlfriend and family; the price Tim has had to pay for his initiation into the world of … see full wiki
In this he, of course, resembles that other famous fledgling wizard, and the stories have some of the same moral lessons along with their sympathetic protagonists. Harry Potter is written for young adults, and while Tim Hunter's tale is part of the Vertigo line, suppossedly a comic (or today's preffered term, the graphic novel) meant for adults, in this particular case it rarely contains anything more shocking than prime time TV.
The latest installment of Tim's story, The Names of Magic, doesn't really add anything to the drama of his story, but it does fill in some of the pieces of his mystery by answering the question of his parentage. It's a well done adventure, presented nicely, and a welcome addition to the series, but I do hope that there's more to "The Books of Magic" than this as several threads from the main tale remained unfulfilled, especially the powerful love story between Tim and Molly.
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