Because of Magical Law, Lexie comes into her powers at fifteen. Because of Aunt Jeanie, Lexie didn’t know magic existed until the night before her fifteenth birthday. So, as she tells Gavon, she has zero frame of reference for how to use magic.
As I talked about last week, magic is like another sense, or another pair of hands. But just like it takes a baby a few months to learn how to form words (and a lifetime to learn all the combinations of how to use them), Lexie has to start step by step until she can wield magic with any sort of expertise.
The good news is, she has her trusty magical primer to help out. I had a lot of fun writing the excerpt and adding them to the book, which I’ve been sharing on Tuesdays on Instagram. Unfortunately, as Lexie finds out, simply reading isn’t enough to help her get a handle on her newfound powers.
But the question is: does she want Gavon to teach her because no one else will, or is there some other reason?
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At the start of her senior year of high school, Lexie Carrigan is focused on two things–getting accepted to the college of her dreams and keeping her sisters safe. But when Gavon’s apprentice, James Riley, appears on the first day of school, all of Lexie’s well-laid plans of having a normal senior year go out the window.
James says he’s there to learn, but Lexie doesn’t trust him, and she refuses to make another colossal mistake like she did with Gavon. Despite her best efforts, an unlikely friendship blossoms in the sparring ring, and James proves an adversary unlike any she’s faced before: one she understands.
Magic and Mayhem is the sequel to Spells and Sorcery, a young adult contemporary fantasy from author S. Usher Evans.