Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

The Max August Magikal Thrillers

Max August was a point man when he served during the Vietnam War, the guy who had to lead his patrol through dangers he couldn’t possibly anticipate. After Vietnam he became a disc jockey, and he loved that life until he met Cornelius Agrippa. For nearly five centuries, Agrippa fought against a conspiracy, now known as the FRC, which aims to corrupt and destroy everything good and untainted and take over the world. Max has been chosen by fate to fight those who would use magick to destroy freedom and wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world, all in the name of profit. He learns from Agrippa what he can to fight the conspiracy, including how to become Timeless, to never age. He is not immortal, though, and he faces death in many forms in each successive novel as he must deal with a new threat from the FRC, taking him and those who help him in the fight from San Francisco to Barbados to the shores of Suriname, and from the Nevada desert to Indiana.

 

Books in this Series

The Arena Man
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The Arena Man

The Max August Magikal Thrillers (Volume 4)
Steve Englehart
Tor/Forge

Legendary comics writer Steve Englehart returns to the adventures of Max August in The Arena Man, the fourth novel in his fantasy thriller series.

Max August was once a regular guy,...

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The Plain Man
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The Plain Man

The Max August Magikal Thrillers (Volume 3)
Steve Englehart
Tor/Forge

Magick and reality collide in a new, fast-paced Max August thriller

Max August is not invulnerable, but he never ages—a gift he earned while studying under the legendary alchemist Cornelius...

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The Long Man
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The Long Man

The Max August Magikal Thrillers (Volume 2)
Steve Englehart
Tor/Forge

An action-packed thriller set in the real world featuring a Vietnam vet who becomes an alchemist-sorcerer trying to prevent a vast right-wing cabal from unleashing zombies in a genocidal war.

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The Point Man
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The Point Man

The Max August Magikal Thrillers (Volume 1)
Steve Englehart
Tor/Forge

Max August was a point man when he served during the Vietnam War, the guy who had to lead his patrol through dangers he couldn't possibly anticipate. Now he's a disc jockey, at one with the music...

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About the author

Steve Englehart

Steve Englehart is best known for writing for such comics series as Spider-Man, Captain America, Superman, The Fantastic Four, and Batman for DC and Marvel Comics, and for his novels The Point Man, The Long Man and The Plain Man. He has been named Favorite Writer at the Eagle Awards, and has also won an Inkpot Award for his comics work. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where he is currently working on a new Max August novel.