Snippet written by Sarah Rees Brennan from The Bane Chronicles
You could not tell a potential customer, expecting a learned and ancient magician, that you were not even fully grown. Magnus had started lying about his age young, and never dropped the habit.
It did get a little embarrassing sometimes when he forgot what lie he’d told to who. Someone had once asked him what Julius Caesar was like, and Magnus had stared for much too long and said ‘… Not tall.’ ’