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.
This book is suitable for readers between 8 and 12 years of age.
Middle grade readers will love this new installment in a favorite fantasy series. Perfect for fans of Linda Sue Park’s Wing and Claw and J. A. White’s Thickety series.
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.