The Revenge of Magic: The Timeless One by James Riley
The future has been saved, but at a cost: Fort Fitzgerald has been expelled from the Oppenheimer School, and some of Fort’s friends have been lost in time. But time is the one thing Fort, Rachel, and Jia don’t have, as they’ll soon be facing one of the eternal Old Ones, the Timeless One, for the fate of the world.
If they lose, the Old Ones will return, and humanity is doomed. If they win, the Old Ones will still return, and humanity is doomed. Because the Timeless One can see every possibility, and plan for it.
How can Fort and his friends defeat a creature like that? And what does this all have to do with the real-life Merlin, from King Arthur’s days?
This is the 4th book in The Revenge of Magic series. Fort finally has his father back.. as well as a young dragon who thinks of him as a father. Meanwhile, he and his friends try to prepare for the return of the Timeless One. This could have been just a filler novel, as Fort has left the magic school and is just back home, trying to hide his dragon from prying eyes. But the excitement and adventure don’t lessen in this installment. Shocking secrets are revealed. And a seemingly hopeless situation grows more dire. But there are plenty of lighthearted moments as well with young dragon, Ember, and the annoying fairy who has a mission to bring back a dragon to her queen. Fantasy fans, from middle grade to adults, should enjoy this engaging series with unique magic, colorful characters, and a suspenseful plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this latest installment and look forward to the next (and final) book in this great series.