The second book in this contemporary fantasy series returns to the life of Tessa Andrews as she balances the magical and mundane worlds.
Tessa didn't believe in magic, but magic believed in her, and that started a fight for her life.
An ancient artifact known as a maelstrom stone has embedded itself in her left palm. It thrives on chaos, which describes her new life perfectly. She battles to find a balance between the ordinary world and the magical one, all while freeing her father from his ghostly state, helping a phoenix wizard restore his rejuvenation ritual, and retrieving the stolen Eye of Nimora for the Broadstone clan. Tessa must also help her mother navigate the rocky road of academia and single motherhood finances, fall in love herself, and steer her college teammates to a divisional championship. She needs friends, both ordinary and magical, by her side.
Then a strange and forbidding book of the Dark Arts strikes her with actual power...and Tessa realizes more than ever that there is no I in team--unless it's the one in new, improved sorceress.
About the Author
Sara Hanover lives with a hoard of books, rather like a dragon, and works on improving her imagination daily. She loves plot twists and cats, family and crispy autumn leaves, traveling and good food. She thanks her parents for supporting her first efforts in writing, and her husband for continuing to encourage her, along with the many good people at DAW Books.
Praise for The Late Great Wizard
“Wizards, field hockey, and tea! The Late Great Wizard is a delightful fantasy romp, with enough edge to keep me gasping. Can’t wait for more!” —Julie E. Czerneda, author of The Gossamer Mage
"Though comfortably nestled in familiar tropes, this clever romp delivers strong characters and a heartfelt tone that will charm fans of the genre." —Publishers Weekly
"Sara Hanover knows her way around the written word.... I absolutely loved this book. I can't wait to buy a copy and put it on my bookshelf. Hanover is now on my list of 'must buy'." —Galleywampus
"With so many fantasy books for young adults coming out, it's easy to find repetitions of the same magic systems. But Hanover's story follows its own rules, and it stands out from most of the others." —Culturess
"There is a highly creative mind behind the pen, and I look forward to any subsequent novel by this author." —Koeur's Book Reviews
"There's plenty of action, mystery, and family drama to be had within this book to make you wanting more." —Pass Me That Book
"Kicks off what is sure to be an interesting series." —Geek Girl Pen Pals
"The Late Great Wizard is a fun adventure and a nice opener to an interesting world.... If you enjoy a little magic in your reads, The Late Great Wizard is a fun ride." —Game Vortex