This Tale of Magik's Origin is one of the best X-men mini series I ever read. It's a dark story of a little girl losing her innocence and the corruption of her soul by a demon named Belasco. In Uncanny X-men 160 the Team first encounters Belasco and his attempt to take Illyana for a means to use her soul in his plot to let the elder gods, hi masters, into our dimension so he can be ruler of a new age on earth were demons rule. The X-men go in after her into his dimension of limbo where he has lured her to, only to discover other versions of themselves either dead corrupted or turned sorceress. In the end, another version of Storm much older and now a sorceress from her long life in limbo after losing her team of x-men to have once saved Illyana decides to help the present X-men do things different so they will all live. while trying to flee that hell dimension Belasco penetrates old Storm's defenses and grabs onto Illyana's arm n has a tug of war match with Kitty Pryde. Kitty eventually loses her grip but then a second later grabs her again pulling her out only instead of a 7 year old little girl a 13 year old teenager comes out. This story fills in the gap, is the adventure Illyana goes through to become Magik of the New Mutants, how she creates her soulsword and gets her sorceress skills, as well as grow up to a teenager. Her life in limbo was long but to the x-men mere seconds(due to space n time being all distorted and mushy and virtually anything being possible in this hell dimension). In limbo old Storm Teachers her her first lessons as a sorceress and then another version of Kitty teachers her how to survive only to deliver her to the hands of Belasco. To know what happens next pick up the book n find out you wont be disappointed.
Only Problem i Had with this book was that it didn't include uncanny x-men 160 which would have been perfect for completion, as this story starts with basically the end of that issue. The price would have been good if that issue was included but for 4 issues only its a little bit much.(I got it for free so im lookin out for you guys) Thats why it only gets 4 stars instead of 5 either way its a good read and if your a big X-men fan like me then definitely pick it up.