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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (57 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Tryon Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the bestselling author of The Other and Harvest Home—his final horror classic!

Apprentice to an evil unknown

In the bestselling tradition of Mary Reilly, the late Tom Tryon returns to the horror genre for one final triumph—a spellbinding modern-day retelling of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

It happens in front of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. As Michael Hawke, an ambitious young street performer, works the crowd with his usual combination of mime and magic tricks, he is suddenly lured by an odd old man who possesses a power that transcends trickery. From that moment on, Michael’s whole life changes.

In his pursuit of the stranger who gave him his first taste of real magic, Michael finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into the sorcerer’s web of mysteries, and ultimately into a trap from which there can be no real escape. Torn between the love for his girlfriend, Emily, and the demand by Max, the sorcerer, that he commit himself body and soul to the study of the mystical arts, Michael is forced to carry out the most difficult performance of his life. Only by calling upon his every reserve of mind and will can he hope to save Emily from the blackest form of magic—Night Magic—which envelops them both.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] rich cauldron of illusion and ambition…Tryon’s Faustian tale of the young hero’s initiation and indoctrination is certain to be popular with…those hooked on yarns of magic.” 

    Gilbert Taylor, British cinematographer

  • “In Night Magic, Tom Tryon appears to put a slick Manhattan spin on the story of the sorcerer’s apprentice. I would suggest something more. Night Magic, I think, is about the difficulty of preserving the integrity of the soul in an atmosphere of illusion.” 

    Chicago Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen | 9/13/2013

    " A good read. Again Tom Tryons prose elegant and smooth. Reminded me of the boyhood days of make believe. We all wanted to be this or that, this story shows what happens when daydreams come true. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nick | 12/26/2012

    " Pretty dull Tryon novel that tries to regain his earlier success in the quasi-supernatural. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jerriann | 11/12/2012

    " another great book by this wonderful author; who i had not heard he walked on... and way back in 1991. wow. always sad to hear when a fave author is no longer here; you know, well this is it, enjoy...and you wonder...does that pen keep on...well we writers love to write so i, for one, sure hope so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by LW | 12/25/2011

    " Pretty predictable. There's some nice imagery, but you'll spend the whole book waiting for the plot to surprise and stray from the obvious. It won't. "

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