Jinx: the Wizard's Apprentice

(44 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

Blackwood's first novel in a series which will attract younger KS2 readers. Jinx is abandoned in the forest by his stepfather, but he is rescued by a wizard. Jinx sets to work as his apprentice, and discovers that he can do magic himself. When the wizard steals some of Jinx's powers, Jinx sets out to track down the evil Bonemaster, to discover what his hold is over the Urwald.

Nicely spiced but not overpowered with evil, with some great comic touches, this is an exciting adventure that also references social, ethical, and environmental issues on the way.

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