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Tuesday 30 August 2016

Shout Out: Archie Greene and the Alchemist's Curse

Archie Greene is back! We first met him nearly two years ago, in Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret (see review). That book went on to be shortlisted for several awards and I'm pleased to say that Book 2 in the series is equally enjoyable.

When a strange firemark appears on Archie's hand, as well as those of his cousins Thistle and Bramble, it seems they're part of an ancient curse that threatens the very existence of the Museum of Magical Miscellany.

Together with their friends Arabella and Rupert, the three reform the ancient Alchemist's Club in the hope of being able to write their own magic to break the curse and save the museum.

Just as fast-paced as the first book, and with the same wonderful word play, Archie Greene and the Alchemist's Curse is a great sequel. In fact, this is developing into a fantastic series!

Title: Archie Greene and the Alchemist's Curse
Author: DD Everest
Publisher: Faber & Faber, $14.99
Publication Date: August 2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571307418
For ages: 9+
Type: Middle Fiction