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.
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.
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
|Publication date:||1st June 2017|
|Author:||D. D. Everest|
|Illustrator:||James De La Rue|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Humorous|
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.More About D. D. Everest
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