The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card -- 379 pages
But Danny soon learns that he isn't quite as magicless as he thought. The fact is, he's been using his gift all along without knowing it, and that gift could get him killed.
Orson Scott Card will always be one of my favorite authors. I could point out SO many problems with this book, and others, and give you lists of reasons why I wouldn't expect to enjoy this, but I did.