- Expected 14 Jan 2020
Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.
Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.
Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.
Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.
Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.
Twin brothers are caught up in a war between two magically imbued factions in this ambitious yet muddled urban fantasy. In an alternate New York City, magic-wielding celestials have fallen out of public favor, though two kinds remain. Heroically inclined Spell Walkers, who seek to defend celestials, and Blood Casters, who steal their magic from mythical creatures. Latinx brothers Emil and Brighton Rey, 18, have always dreamed of manifesting powers. When Emil develops phoenix-based abilities, both Reys find refuge with the Spell Walkers, where they're drawn into the group's ongoing struggle for social justice. But they must thwart the Blood Casters' plan to achieve immortality, a dangerous gambit that could shift the city's power balance. Silvera (What If It's Us) intertwines the brothers' alternating narrative with superpowers, comic book style action, and mythology, grounding the twins' story in Brighton's vlogging ambitions and Emil's newfound celebrity. Though uneven worldbuilding sometimes keeps the story's components from fully cohering, fans of Silvera's inclusive casts and interpersonal dynamics are likely to be pleased. Ages 12 up. Agency: The Bent Agency; translation rights, Janklow & Nesbit Assoc.