“[Julia] had tried to walked away from [magic], to run away from it, she really, truly had. She’d broken her staff and drowned her book and sworn off magic forever. She’d moved on and left no forwarding address. But it hadn’t been enough. Magic had come looking for her” (189).
This is an allusion to The Tempest when Prospero says:
I’ll break my staff,
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
And deeper than did ever plummet sound
I’ll drown my book.
I also caught a direct reference to the Edmund Spencer's The Faerie Queene.
So here's my question, did anyone else pick up on some obscure references? I'm interested in just how many Easter Eggs that guy planted in his book.