Rise of the Shadow
Siblings Emma and Alex tumble into a secret world where magic is real and skilled illusionists can perform actual tricks–for better or worse.
After their parents vanished, Alex and Emma are sent to live with strict Uncle Mordo. Only Emma’s pet rabbit, Pimawa, keeps them company. But when flying skeletons called Rag-o-Rocs storm their once-quiet home, the kids escape just in time with Pimawa leading the way.
The rabbit takes the siblings to the Conjurian, a land where magic exists and Pimawa can talk. But the Conjurian is in trouble. Magic has been disappearing, and the Shadow Conjurer, the most mysterious sorcerer of all, is on the hunt for the Eye of Dedi, an object so powerful it could destroy the Conjurian and human worlds. The battle to control all magic has begun. There’s only one problem: Alex and Emma don’t have any!
Hunt for the Loss
Siblings Emma and Alex fall deeper into the magical world of the Conjurian–a place where illusionists called conjurers can perform actual tricks–in book two of this new fantasy adventure series that’s perfect for fans of the Magic Misfits and the Land of Stories.
The hunt is on for the Eye of Dedi–the legendary object that stores magic untold–and siblings Alex and Emma are determined to get it first. The only problem? They’re not the only ones looking. Hot on their heels is the evil Shadow Conjurer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Eye and finally control all of the Conjurian world. It’s up to Alex and Emma to outsmart the Shadow Conjurer and his league of ghastly monsters, or risk losing magic forever.
Fall under the spell of the Conjurers. Masterful storytelling and over 100 captivating black-and-white illustrations fill author-illustrator Brian Anderson’s world with charm and intrigue.
These books are charming and showcase amazing adventures. A brother sister team that faces magical danger. Throw in an overbearing parent figure and you have a rounded story. I think these are great for middle grade kids, but, I’m slightly older (wink, wink) and I liked them too. The books are fast paced to keep your attention and easy to read.
And as great as the adventures are, the illustrations are fabulous and enhance the books. They are the perfect complement to the story.
I would suggest having both books on the ready as book 1 ends on a cliffhanger and I couldn’t wait to ump into book 2 to see what happens.
About the author
Brian Anderson is the creator of the syndicated comic strip Dog Eat Doug, which enjoys an international fan base both online and off-line. He is an optioned screenwriter and the author of several children’s books, including Nighty Night, Sleepy Sleeps; The Prince’s New Pet; and Monster Chefs. Brian’s uncle was a charter member of the Magic Castle and taught him his first card trick in second grade. He has been practicing magic ever since.