Archie Greene and the Raven's Spell by D. D. Everest
  

Archie Greene and the Raven's Spell

Written by D. D. Everest
Illustrated by James De La Rue
Part of the Archie Greene Series

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In a nutshell: another fast-paced story, and thrilling conclusion to a magical series

Archie Greene, apprentice at the world’s most magical museum and descendant of the Flame Keepers of Alexandria is back, in the third and final book in this popular series. In this adventure he and his fellow Alchemists’ Club members, Bramble and Thistle, have a particularly dangerous challenge: the Dark Flame is rising and stopping it means contact with Archie’s enemy, Fabian Grey. Once again, this is a satisfying mix of magic, challenges and friendship, and there are lots of secrets waiting to be discovered. If you’re new to the series, there’s just enough information to fill you in on the background, but better – and a treat – to start at the beginning and work through to the end. ~ Andrea Reece

This is definitely a book to recommend to fans of Harry Potter, while those who want more in this vein will also enjoy Abi Elphinstone’s Dreamsnatcher series, or Philip Womack’s Darkening Path trilogy.

Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review the first in this title, Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret

  • Alice East, age 9 - 'This was an amazing book about a boy who has just turned 12.  One day he receives a book in the post with a set of special instructions.' Read full review >
  • Matilda Greenacre, age 8 - 'A book about magical flying books!' Read full review >
  • William Longlands, age 10 - 'It kept me guessing and I wanted to keep reading it 10/10.'Read full review >
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'A book full of potions, magic spells, enchanted bookshelves, action and adventure.  I couldn't put it down. One of the best books I have read recently. Fantastic!' Read full review >
  • Jake Norton, age 10 - 'I wouldn't be surprised if Archie's adventures make it onto the big screen. I loved it!' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 10 - 'A fantastic, fantasy adventure set in an amazing magical world. I can’t wait to discover more of it!' Read full review >
  • Isobel Jeffries, age 8 - 'I live in Oxford and I wish that I could visit the Museum of Magical Miscellany. I hope that this is the start of a series of books as I would like to read more about Archie Greene and his cousins.' Read full review >
  • Evie Gardner, age 10 - 'This book sent tingles of excitement and wonder down my spine. It was intense and thrilling...I couldn't stop reading! One of the best books I have ever read.' Read full review >
  • Alina Wraith, age 9 - 'Archie Green and the Magician’s Secret is a great book. It reminds me of Harry Potter.' Read full review >
  • Ethan Douglas, age 9 - 'This is a book about a boy called Archie Greene who is the first book whisperer (someone who speaks to books) in 400 years. I enjoyed this book, it is exciting.' Read full review >
  • Evie Young, age 9 - 'A magical story full of magical creatures, mysteries and adventures. I loved it!' Read full review >
  • Lucy Bridges, age 8 - 'I think this book is just about suitable for my age and Archie is not expecting a mysterious package that turns up on his front door.' Read full review >
  • James Harrison, age 11 - 'This book is so so so like Harry Potter it is therefore Amazing!' Read full review >

Synopsis

Archie Greene and the Raven's Spell by D. D. Everest

Inside the Scriptorium in the Museum of Magical Miscellany, a black flame flickered across an open page. The letters of the spell twisted and distorted in the dark fire until there was nothing left but cinders. Archie and the Alchemist's Club have been rewriting the magical spells contained within books, but someone is drawing on their power for evil purposes.

The museum Elders confirm that their worst fears have come true - the Dark Flame is rising, and they can only stop it by uncovering Fabian Grey's prophecy. Archie vows to help - but is he more closer to the prophecy than he knows? And who is behind the mysterious notes for him, labelled F. G, and with the sign of a raven? With traitors at the museum, and dark magic on the rise, it will be up to Archie to uncover his destiny, protect his friends, and save magic as he knows it.

About the Author

D. D. Everest

D. D. Everest is a successful business journalist and author who has written a number of adult non-fiction books. Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret is his first book for children. Des lives with his family in a rambling Victorian house on the Ashdown Forest.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Author

D. D. Everest
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Author's Website

ddeverest.com/

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Publication date

1st June 2017

ISBN

9780571309641

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