Only six weeks after a handful of teenage sorcerers defeated a team of anti-magic mercenaries called the Euclideans, Trish, Owen, and Perry are called back into action when they discover that the world’s cryptids (aka magical creatures) are disappearing. They’re partnered with brusque team leader Jacinda Greyeyes and their former nemesis Bryan Ferretti in a mission to travel all over North America, collecting famous cryptids like the jackalope, the chupacabra, and the altamaha-ha.
But when another team of teenage sorcerers suddenly vanishes, the spell casters set out for Germany, Egypt, and the Seychelles to uncover why the Euclideans have been abducting and experimenting on magical creatures like the unicorn and the sphinx. The secrets they uncover threaten to divide them, and reveal a truth that will permanently upend the way the world sees sorcery.
About the Author
Matt Harry is the author of Sorcery for Beginners, Book I of the Codex Arcanum series. Matt graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with an MFA in Film Production, and has worked as a filmmaker, editor, screenwriter, college professor, movie critic, and story consultant. His writing has been published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon-Journal, and the San Francisco Book Review. He has received accolades from the FOX Comedy Script Contest, the Austin Film Festival, the Launchpad Manuscript Competition, and the Nicholl Fellowships. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons, all of whom (thankfully) like to read.
Juliane Crump grew up in Los Angeles. She studied music in high school, art history at Yale, and film at USC before becoming a graphic designer for film and television. You can find her work on ABC, NBC, FOX, HBO, and at sloegoods.com. While sorcery eludes her, she makes magic every day with her Wacom tablet, her bagpipes, and her family of boys.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cryptozoology for Beginners (Codex Arcanum) by Matt Harry is easily on par with all of the Fantastic Beast/Harry Potter novels! Kids of all ages are going to love this series! All of the characters are fleshed out so well that most readers are going to be able to identify with at least one of the characters themselves! Such a fun book! Someone is going about ridding the world of "mythological creatures" that actually do exist... just not easily found by humans! Thrilling on-the-go action all the way! This is one of those books that you are going to read in a hurry the first time.. and then, you're going to want to go back and totally take your time and savor EVERY word! I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend Cryptozoology for Beginners (Codex Arcanum) by Matt Harry!! Put this one on your tween Christmas gift list! Well, what are you doing wasting time reading this review?? Get over to your favorite book store and BUY IT NOW!! (before they run out.. and you'll have to wait for the store to get a new shipment).
An excellent book part fantasy and part non fiction that kept me hooked till the end. It's well written and informative, a great read for both adults and children. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.