This is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's graphic novel (unillustrated). It makes some things much clearer. You don't have to have read the Gaiman, though - not at all necessary. And if you HAVE read it, this is still fun to read.
Timothy Hunter is just like any other thirteen-year-old boy in London...except for the tiny fact that he might be the most powerful magician of his time.
When four strangers offer to show Tim the realsm of magic, he begins a juourney beyond imagination. Wizards pursue hime, danger threatens at every turn, and he descovers powerful forces that want him on their side - or dead.