Short Essay Answer Key
1. What is the setting of Midnight Magic?
The novel is set in 1491 in the fictional Kingdom of Pergamontio, which appears to be somewhere in Italy based on the speech and names of the characters.
2. Who is Fabrizio? What is he doing when Chapter 1 opens?
In Chapter 1, Fabrizio, a servant to Mangus the Magician, is reading tarot cards. He is hoping to learn Mangus' future.
3. Why is Fabrizio frightened by the soldier who knocks at the door?
Fabrizio is frightened to find a soldier from the castle at the door. The man has a letter from Count Scarazoni, the same count who had Mangus tried for using magic months before. Fabrizio is frightened that Mangus is in trouble again.
4. What does Fabrizio do with the letter? What concerns him?
Fabrizio takes Count Scarazoni's letter to Mangus. When...
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