Well, to be honest, it’s difficult to know if there is a true causation. And he’s not really talking about this exact fantasy novel per se, nor really any fantasy novels that I can think of. But he is talking in general, and it’s even harder to disprove than prove causation, so let’s jump into it. Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, I, Conner Williams, am the author of said fantasy novel. Also, it technically hasn’t been published yet, but my friend read it and thought it was ‘pretty good,’ so I’m very confident in its success. Okay, now let’s jump in.
This new fantasy novel is unique because of its revolutionary magic system and amazing characters. First off, the magic system is new and refreshing because, in this world, the only person who can use magic is the main character, which leads to my point about cool and awesome characters, especially the protagonist. His name is Conner, the only sorcerer in the world, and he is the ruler of the land. He’s 13 and incredibly powerful, both magically and politically. Even his parents, Deborah and Steve, cannot tell him what to do.
Throughout the novel, Conner has tons of adventures and does cool shit with his friends, Agathor and Dverginon, and eventually foils the plans of the book’s antagonist, Mr. Davis, who, if I had to describe him, would be a mix of the principal of my middle school with the principal of my middle school. Mr. Davis wants to drain the happiness from the world, with his reverse-magic, which is not magic because Conner is the only one who can do that.
Oh, oh my gosh. Chris Columbus actually just tweeted about the novel. I’m surprised because I only mentioned it to a couple hundred people. According to Columbus, “[he’s] never commented on a stupid power-fetish novel by a bitch-ass 13 year old who can’t keep his mouth shut.” But now he has, and it’s going straight to the review quotes at the back of the book.