My Name Is Magic (Paperback)

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My Name Is Magic (Paperback)


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Looking for a non-binary protagonist in a new world of magic? This is perfect for you! Taika tackles identity within their magic school and life, all while not having any magic. This YA novel tackles identity, community, and belonging all against the backdrop of Finnish folklore and nature themes. Also check out all other books by Tiny Ghost Press; you will be very pleased you did.

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Taika Turunen has no magic.

Despite coming from a long line of powerful Finnish mages, and their name literally meaning magic, Taika can't perform the simplest of spells.

Forced to attend Myrskyj rvi International School for the Magically Gifted on account of their mom being principal, Taika has a hard time fitting in. Sometimes, they wonder if not having magic has something to do with the fact they're neither a girl nor a boy and if they're fated to be "Taika the Talentless" forever.

Life goes from bad to worse when Natalie, Taika's former BFF, is mysteriously absent from class, only to appear to Taika as a liekki , a spirit begging for their help. As more students go missing, Taika must take the lead in a race against time to save friends old and new before a powerful group of chaos mages can unleash the legendary Sampo, an artefact capable of either saving the world's waning magic or destroying everything Taika holds dear.

To rescue Natalie, Taika will have to journey to the liminal space between worlds where they'll be forced to battle mythical monsters and their own dwindling self-esteem. In doing so, Taika might just discover that magic-and love-comes in many different forms.

For fans of witchcraft and wizardry looking for a new, inclusive magic school to attend, My Name Is Magic, is a story about finding strength from within and potential where you least expected it.

Product Details ISBN: 9781739983444
ISBN-10: 1739983440
Publisher: Tiny Ghost Press
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English