On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA V. HELLER. By a vote of 5 to 4, the court struck down a ban on guns as a violation of the Second Amendment. Still, the debate rages on. Does a private citizen still have the right to own a gun for self-defense of the home? Did the government have the right to restrict an entire class of weapons, either by levying taxes or banning them altogether? Tom Streissguth looks at all of the sides of this complex and controversial legal debate.
Mikal must find Orry. The safety of the world depends on it.
The rogue wizard, Master Harlano, captured Mikal’s magical friend. Inside the talking head lies the secret that can end all magic: the location of the Brightstone. If Harlano and his band of rogues can find and destroy the Brightstone, they would have unconquerable power. But Mikal will stop at nothing to defeat his former master. With the help of his trusty friend Lyra and werewolf Killeen, Mikal battles pirates, wizards, and dark magic. Who will get to the Brightstone first?
Prepare for the final battle . . .