Eleven year old twins Alfie and Rosie Tanner had always lived with their grandmother, believing her to be the only family they had. But, on a rare school trip to the local castle, they would discover that not only did they have a much bigger family than most, but one more powerful than any.
After the twins, along with their best friends Billy and Emma, are chased through the castle by the school bully Charlie Benson, they are guided to a distant magical land. Once there, they are met by a mysterious woman, who tells them that their father is lost, but their mother lives. Although alive, she has been bound by spell, and now serves the most perilous of wizards. A tyrant of a wizard, who in order to rule had dispensed with his entire family, has invoked a law whereby only a certain level of magic is allowed, and is protected by four white faceless guardians.
With no idea where they are, but determined to free the mother they had never known from her bind, the young travellers go on to experience the many wonders, and dangers, of this strange and magical land. Along the way, they are taught magic, make their first ever magical trade, and come face to face with wizards, witches, dragons and giants. They discover that there is much more to their lives than they could ever possibly have imagined, and unwittingly, pay a visit to the most magical place ever known.
Can Alfie and Rosie save their mother? It’s an enormous task, but they’re certainly prepared to risk their lives trying.
Targeted Age Group:: 9+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Ny inspiration for this book came from a solitary sixpence coin.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The main characters created themselves, but the other characters are inspired by people who I have met, or people I would like to meet.
As soon as they managed to weave through the extremely large crowd, Argyle waved his arm in front of him.
‘Here ya are then boys, the Wizall,’ he said proudly.
Alfie and Billy’s faces lit up when they looked ahead to see the many stalls, awash with magical items. The Wizall was the only wall in the square to only have stalls on one side, and the boys felt a mixture of both curiousness and excitement as they scanned it. Alfie was actually very happy that there were no stalls to their left, as this meant that he could occasionally look over to the griffin, because for some reason, he felt quite drawn to the magical creature. And because, the hustle and bustle of the other wall had taken its toll on Alfie and Billy, and they were both a little relieved that they no longer had to watch where they were going now, with barely anyone around. After spending all morning trying to avoid people, they now had more room than they knew what to do with. But whilst Alfie enjoyed the room, the severe lack of people had puzzled him, as he was sure that everyone would have been really interested in buying magical things. He just couldn’t understand why the Wizall was so vacant.
About the Author:
L.J Hodgson makes his début with the magical children’s novel The White Circle.
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