In Midnight Magic by Avi there is a boy named Fabrizio. He has a master named Mangus. Mangus is a previous magician. Mangus is called upon the royal court to get rid of a ghost that is haunting princess Teresina. This book tells the tales in which Fabrizio has. In the end the ghost is not even real, but supposed to be the dead prince, but he is not even dead. The prince is actually in hiding in the kitchen as a kitchen boy. The princess and the queen were using this fact to get count Scarazoni killed for trying to kill the prince, and to stop the marriage in which was going to happen between the princess and the count. At the very end this all works out for the better.
Avi did many things well wile writing this book. I really liked how Avi set up his scenario so that everything worked together nicely. In some instances you almost felt like you were there as some of the characters. Avi really captured what that time would be like.
Although I did not like how he ended the book. It all seemed to happen all at once. On second there was a ghost and the next it is all fake and none of that is real. I also didn’t like how Mangus found out that the ghost is not real.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes surprise and some suspense. Or even if you like magic and older days back with kings and queens. This would be a good book for anyone like that.