The Missing Alchemist

missing alchemist, young alchemist series, middle grade novel, caldric, caldric blackwellThe Missing Alchemist, a middle grade novel by Caldric Blackwell, follows fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike on a magical journey to rescue his alchemy teacher. Having grown up in an orphanage, Craig appreciates his comfortable life as a student of Cornelius, a world-renowned 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…

As a middle grade novel targeted at ages 10 to 14, “The Missing Alchemist” is perfect for young readers who like imaginative, adventurous stories filled with mystery, action, and friendship.

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“…a middle grade novel that adventure-loving and action-loving young readers will devour.” – She Reviews Books.

“Blackwell has written a good fantasy story (plot-wise and reading level) for young middle-grade readers or elementary kids just getting into fantasy.” – This Kid Reviews Books.

“This book of fantasy is certain to be a hit with young readers … a perfect chapter book for ages 8 to 12!” – Rockin’ Book Reviews.