Having grown up in an orphanage, Craig Pike appreciates his comfortable life as a student of Cornelius, a famous alchemist. But when Cornelius is kidnapped, Craig leaves comfort behind to search for him.
Craig teams up with Audrey Clife, a clever archer, and together they travel across mysterious lands and battle otherworldly creatures. Their journey reveals that Cornelius’s kidnapping is only a small part of an evil alchemist’s elaborate grab for power, and the only people standing in his way are Craig and Audrey…
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My 9, soon to be 10, year old son is an avid adventure story reader. I knew this would be the perfect book for him. This is an adventure with fantasy, danger, and magic. My son loved getting into this story and talked about it constantly as he read it. I read this along with him and the situations and adventure and characters were perfect for his age group. He was able to understand and enjoy everything that happened in the story. The story was fun and interesting enough to keep my attention also. We have read other books together from this author and will continue this series to see what happens next!
About the Author
Caldric Blackwell realized he loved reading when he read about a bunch of people (with single-syllable names) and their pets (also with single-syllable names) in kindergarten. Exposure to a host of great authors during his college years inspired him to begin writing. He currently resides in central California, where he writes, gardens, and plays a variety of string instruments.