By Scott Mebus

ISBN-10: 1429599014

ISBN-13: 9781429599016

Thirteen-year-old New Yorker Rory Hennessy can see issues nobody else can. whilst a magician's trick opens his eyes to Mannahatta, Rory unearths an grand spirit urban coexisting along modern day new york. a spot the place Indian sachems, warrior cockroaches, and papier-mƒch‚ teenagers stay, governed by means of the immortal Gods of long island - together with Babe Ruth, Alexander Hamilton, and Peter Stuyvesant. yet Rory's strength to determine Mannahatta brings hazard, and he's pursued by way of enemies, chasing background and attempting to loose those that were enslaved. And while he's given the opportunity to correct Mannahatta's maximum unsuitable, seeing Mannahatta is probably not a present in any case. . . .

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His right arm ached a little, but nothing like what he would have expected. He pushed himself up to sit, looking around. He had been laid out on a 52 ■ G ODS OF MANHATTAN ■ small cot in the corner of what seemed to be an office. The windows looked out at some brownstones across the street, bathed in the golden light of afternoon. The pictures he’d first glimpsed covered all four walls, drawn in everything from a child’s hand to the crisp lines of a talented artist. The subjects of the drawings ranged from large green monsters to an alltoo-familiar cockroach astride a rat.

When he glanced behind him again, the shadow had shrunk. No glowing eyes peered out from the alley. He must still be freaked out from the park. He turned his attention back to Bridget. “We don’t want to get her involved. She has enough to worry about. ” Bridget turned the card over. ” Rory glanced at her. ” Bridget pointed to the card. “The home office of Hex Magic, Ltd. ” Rory snatched the card back, where sure enough, a small address was written on the bottom: HEX MAGIC, LTD. 234 RAISIN STREET.

Bridget skipped out into the center of the road, peering off around the corner. “I don’t see anything. Just more twists and turns. ” Out of nowhere a loud crack split the silence. Rory and Bridget both jumped, twisting around to see where the sound had come from. Another small explosion crackled through the air. Where was it coming from? After the third bang, Rory started to get a bead on it. He walked carefully toward the sound, which seemed to be coming from beside a small converted carriage house complete with a stable door.

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