The 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.
“…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.