“My name is Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern. I had a father but he is dead.
I have a mother but she is dead to me. I have a brother and I will bind
him to me. I have a sister and I will teach her to love me. My name is
Jonathan, but everyone calls me Sebastian. And I am going to burn down the world.”
It was part of the dichotomy of Alec that had caught Magnus unaware and left him fascinated - that Alec seemed old for his age, serious and responsible, and yet that he approached the world with a tender wonder that made all things new.
Will grinned. “Some of these books are dangerous,” he said. “It’s wise to be careful.” “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”