Ten-year-old Charlie Bone doesn’t realize he’s inherited the family’s magical powers until one day he finds that he’s able to hear the conversations of people in photographs. When his nasty Grandma Bone and underhanded paternal aunts discover Charlie’s gift, they eagerly pack him off to Bloor's Academy -- a school of magic where he makes friends (and enemies) and learns the strange history of the Red King, whose descendents still roam the earth. Charlie’s courage is put to the test as be begins to discover that the Red King, his own emerging powers, and a mysterious metal box are all linked in ways he could never have imagined.
This adventure is the first installment in Jenny Nimmo's Children of the Red King, a spirited new series of fantasy adventures in the vein of J. K. Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter books. Matt Warner