THE LAST YEARS OF MAGIC
Literary & General
José Antonio Fideu
German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Turkish
José Antonio Fideu Martínez is a novelist and comic script writer. Graduated to become school teacher now he shares his teaching vocation with his great passion: story telling. After his first comic script (“Núbilus”, 2009) he signed a homonym novel. He is the author of ‘Alma’, ‘Las increíbles aventuras del Duque Dementira’, and the series “Los archivos del Capitán Meteoro” published in one of the most visited webs for comics fans www.zonanegativa.com
London, 1871. Stuck working in the family tavern, young Aurelius feels condemned to languish, living an existence as gray as his father's. However, one morning his destiny will be revealed: Houdini, the great magician, announces in colorful posters his arrival in London... From that moment, Aurelius becomes obsessed with meeting him and becoming his apprentice. Thanks to his inventiveness, he manages to sneak into the magician's dressing room, where he discovers his greatest secret. Houdini, the conjuror, is not using tricks or illusions. He is a true magician. But with this revelation comes another: magic is dangerous, and, most importantly, there are powers willing to end it and those who use it. The last years of magic is a novel in which adventure and intrigue are mixed with fantasy to offer a reinterpretation of the legends that have enlivened our imagination for centuries. Real characters like Hans Christian Andersen or Nikola Tesla himself live with the protagonists in a world where everything is possible...
“It’s imposible not to be trapped in this novel’s atmosphere. It’s compelling and magical all at once.” -Manel Loureiro