Not all fairy tales have happy ending. Classes. Quizzes. Crushes. Classmates going missing. Cults dedicated to your destruciton. School is rough on everybody, but it's especially hard on kids like Tim Hunter - a teenage magician destined to change the world.
So when Tim's mentor, Dr. Rose, whisks him away from London on an important mission to a magical realm beyond space and time, it seems like just the break that the boy wizard needs. In fact, the land of Faerie is such a trip that Tim quickly starts to forget why he came there...or why he would ever want to leave. But he'd better remember soon. Besides the questionable motives that Titania, the queen of Faerie, has for wanting to keep him around, back in the mortal world the cult of the Cold Flame is poised to erase Ellie--the lost classmate Tim's been searching for--from the pages of existence. Young Tim is about to learn that even the most noble magic comes at a cost. Is he willing to pay the price? Find out in Books of Magic Vol. 2: Second Quarto, as award-winning writer Kat Howard (Roses and Rot, An Unkindness of Magicians) and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Doom Patrol) continue their spellbinding tale of one of New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman's greatest creations! Collects Books of Magic #7-13.