Lux didn't know how it happened. He hadn't been working on invisibility potions. He had been working on a tonic to make peas taste like strawberries. But when his sister popped a couple peas in her mouth, she became invisible. And that's when Lux St. Claire's adventures begin in The Iron Bodkin: Lux St. Clare ~ Book One by Amy Allgeyer Cook.
Lux must find a remedy while keeping the secret from government Inquisitors whose goal is to end magic once and for all.
Eleven year-old Lux leads us on a journey that grows more and more menacing as he unravels the mystery behind his father's disappearance, digs deep into his family's history, unveils a secret society and discovers The Legend of the Two--a legend that says in times of great distress, a pair of Wiccaes will be united. Between them, they will bear all five of the original craft talents and they will turn the tide of energy for the good of the craft.
The Iron Bodkin is quite simply a stellar first novel… A story of family, magic, destiny, and adventure, it’s a fully imagined book that I couldn’t put down.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (July 16, 2010)
Source of review copy: Author