The Lost by James Patterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Darrius leading a team of magical thugs terrorizes the city, which gives Bloom the excuse he needs to insist those who have magic submit and have it excised from them. In an effort to please his girlfriend, Janine (who doesn't have magic) Whit submits. But without magic he is just a hollow shell, Whit eventually leaves Janine and goes to live in a drain pipe when his parents banish him for giving up his magic.
Now Darrius is free to terrorize the city with his band of desert Horseman, but just when you think things can't get any worse Undead from Shadowland coming pouring from the tunnels that Darrius forced the people of they city to dig. Without the help of her brother Wisty fears she can't stop Darrius, but Aunt Bea saves the day when she finds a way for Wisty to share her powers with Whit.
Together again they face off against Darrius only to discover that he is really Pearce and that he shares his soul with The One Who Is The One. In a final confrontation Pearce stands up to his Father and Bryon Swain sacrifices his life to close the portals and keep The One Who Is The One locked away forever.
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