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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Paperback): G O'Callaghan
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by Geoff O'Callaghan ISBN 978 1 846930249
Published: 2007
Pages: 240
Description
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
This is an anthology of seven of my short stories which tell the story of Mark Anderson, who becomes a sorcerer's apprentice. They form a continuous story. Mark is a runaway thirteen year old, fleeing his step father's demonic abuse. He is taken in by a gipsy shopkeeper, Dr. Kieran Guyot. who was an industrial chemist before he retired. Kieran is not your story-book gypsy. He lives in town, is a master of 'The Craft' and fights evil in all its forms. Mark's evil stepfather wants the boys soul to feed on for eternity, but Mark has other ideas. In the second story, mark and Kieran fight a terrible vampire who has picked their town as a hunting ground. A parapsychologist, who hates Magic, abducts mark to force him to develop his psychic abilities. Mark inherits a fortune when his billionaire uncle dies. He is dragged into African politics, when a dictator tries to extort millions of dollars from his company. Mark meets Philip, a mute boy, who is orphaned in a car crash. With his new found friend, Mark fights a demonic cult that enjoys human sacrifice. Finally, Mark and Philip become involved in the politics of magic, when one of the Council of Nine, who govern the Magical Craft, tries to eliminate Mark as a potential rival for membership.
The stories were written long before Harry Potter appeared on the scene. A favourite of boys, who discover that Magic is not just for girls.
About the Author

Geoff was born in Jersey, then under German occupation, during World War II. Soon after the war, his family moved to Brisbane, Australia. He was educated at All Souls' School, Charters Towers - a rather traditional boarding school after the English style. What knowledge one didn't learn through the ears was well and truly belted in through the rear end, complete with blood blisters. His first contact with the cane was for not running around a sports oval fast enough. He now prides himself on a complete disinterest on sports and knows nothing about cricket. This led to his creative and artistic sides developing. He had a way with words, and was a skilled debater.
After secondary school, he took to teaching, graduated, and then obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Education. For the next thirty years, he lived with remote aborigines in the Great Western Desert, firstly as a primary school teacher, and later as a School Principal and Administrator. During this time, he took up writing, mostly short stories and film scripts. It was a good way to while away lonely hours in the desert evenings.
The development of miniature computers took his interest, and He wrote to the Department suggesting they take a serious look at the use of Computers in Education. Because of the proximity of a U.S. Sigint facility at Alice Springs, many of the students, especially the American kids, were interested in computing. At first they used Tandy Level Ones and Apples. While very primitive compared to today's machines, Many of the I.T. Community cut their teeth on computing under Geoff's tutelage. They even built a 'Dream 8080' and got it working.

General

Imprint: Best Global Publishing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2007
First published: 2007
Authors: G O'Callaghan
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 244
ISBN-13: 978-1-84693-024-9
Barcode: 9781846930249
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Adventure / thriller
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LSN: 1-84693-024-3

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