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Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret

Illustrated by James de la Rue

Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret, by D. D. Everest, is a phenomenal magical fantasy where bookshelves are enchanted, librarians are sorcerers and spells come to life, from an astonishing debut author.

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Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571309054
Date Published
04.09.2014
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Summary

Archie Green receives a mysterious present on his birthday. Deep within an ancient wooden box he finds an old book, written in a language he doesn’t recognise. With the book comes a Special Instruction – Archie must travel to Oxford to return the book to the Museum of Magical Miscellany.

Soon Archie will meet family that he never knew he had, and discover the world of the Flame Keepers – a community devoted to finding and preserving magical books.

But the magical book under Archie’s protection is dangerous, and dark spirits hunt it out. With the help of his cousins, Archie must do everything he can to uncover the book’s hidden powers and save the Flame Keepers from evil.

Welcome to a wonderful, magical world where bookshelves are enchanted, librarians are sorcerers and spells come to life.

Critic Reviews

You’ve read all the Harry Potter books thrice and nothing else will do. You can’t get a ticket to the new West End play this summer, or next, or ever. Relax, there is a new series out there for you — and this is the second book in it. These stories by DD Everest, a former financial journalist, have a nostalgic feel to them (the dust jacket is very Tintin). This is a cracking tale of magic and mayhem for 9 to 12-year-olds that has Archie, the flame keeper, a guardian of magical books, at its core.

The Times
Critic Reviews

Prepare to wonder at the Museum of Magical Miscellany in Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret

Sunday Express
Critic Reviews

This book excels in its lighthearted celebration of bibliomancy. A series of thrilling adventures.

Booklist
Critic Reviews

D D Everest creates a truly satisfying other world and in Archie a hero that children will identify with and want to be. There is a great deal to enjoy in this classic fantasy adventure.

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