Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch


byJeff Hirsch

Hardcover | October 1, 2012

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It's the year 2120. On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.

Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin Kapoor, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape to the cold isolation of a research station on 813, a planet on the far side of the known universe. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run-with only one place to go.

About The Author

JEFF HIRSCH graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with an MFA in Dramatic Writing and is the author of The Eleventh Plague. He lives in Astoria, New York, with his wife, and you can visit him online at www.jeff and on Twitter @Jeff_Hirsch.
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Title:MagisteriumFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.55 × 5.71 × 1.12 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054529018X

ISBN - 13:9780545290180

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From Magisterium"Glenn! Glenny! Wake up!"Glenn opened her eyes and bolted upright. She was in bed, twisted up in her sheets, Hopkins beside her. A form teetered above, a huge shadow in the dark room."Dad?""It works, Glenny," he said, panting, his voice tripping with amazement. "It actually works."Glenn rubbed her eyes. "What are you talking about? What works? What time is it?""Get dressed and come see.""Dad, what?"Her father leaned into a shaft of moonlight. Glenn jerked away without thinking and gasped. His hair was disheveled, his clothes stained with oil and soot. There was a long gash on his arm. Hopkins reared back and hissed as Dad reached down and grabbed Glenn by her shoulders."We're really going to do it, Glenn.""What are you talking about? Do what?"He kneeled down beside her. His skin was sweaty and pale, ghastly, like a melting candle."We're going to get her back," he said. His eyes were swollen and red and had a wild, unhinged look about them. "We're going to march right over there and bring her back.""Go where? Get who back?"Her Dad paused. He looked terrified and exhilarated at the same time."Your mom," he said, his voice trembling. "We're going to rescue her."It was like a fist slamming into Glenn's chest. Her breath stopped."Rescue her from what?"

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Magisterium"A fresh take on the typical dystopian story." -VOYA"This fast-paced, action-packed story features a strong protagonist, fabulous imagery, and romance. By novel's end, feats of sacrifice and extreme loyalty illuminate the truism that the more things change, the more they stay the same." -Booklist"Hirsch keeps the action rolling non-stop. Fans of dystopian adventure will find . . . gratifying thrills with a touch of glamour." -Publishers Weekly"Fans of the author's previous novel, the post-apocalyptic The Eleventh Plague, will again be intrigued by the question of how individuals cope when their carefully constructed worlds fall apart." -Horn BookPraise for The Eleventh Plague"A gripping survival drama." -USA Today"The Eleventh Plague hits disturbingly close to home, vividly depicting a world that has nose-dived into a futuristic nightmare.... An excellent, taut debut novel." -Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games