The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic: Book 2

The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic: Book 2

The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic: Book 2
Cressida Cowell

Hodder Children's Books

ISBN 9781444941401

The No.1 Bestselling Series Enter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting fantasy adventure from the author of How To Train Your Dragon. Witches are creating havoc in the Wildwoods and danger lurks behind every tree trunk. Wish is in possession of a powerful, Magic Spelling Book; Xar has a dangerous Witchstain on his hand. Together they can save the Wildwoods from the curse of the Witches but they are separated by the highest wall imaginable, and time is running out ... It was unlikely that these heroes should meet in the first place. Is it possible they are destined to meet TWICE?

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This is the second book in The Wizards of Once series, and is fabulous. Infected by witch blood and trying to hide the tell-tale stain spreading up his arm, Xar needs to escape from the prison Gormincrag and Wish needs to escape from the Punishment Cupboard so that they can join forces once more and recapture the Kingwitch and go on a quest for the ingredients needed for a potion to cure Xar. What could possibly go wrong?

As witty and entertaining as the first book in this series, Cressida Cowell takes the reader on a romp of an adventure, full of fabulously quirky characters. Her illustrations are energetic, adding to the humour and depth of the story.

However, this story also considers the relationship between parent and child. Wish is desperate to please her mother, to gain her approval and so hides her true nature as a witch from her. In this story, the reader also discovers (as do the children) that their parents were very different people when young and that actions in the past can have consequences for the future.

Great fun, this series promises to go from strength to strength.

384 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Sue Wilsher, teacher.


Reviews

The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic: Book 24/5

The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic: Book 2

Cressida Cowell

Review

This is the second book in The Wizards of Once series, and is fabulous. Infected by witch blood and trying to hide the tell-tale stain spreading up his arm, Xar needs to escape from the prison Gormincrag and Wish needs to escape from the Punishment Cupboard so that they can join forces once more and recapture the Kingwitch and go on a quest for the ingredients needed for a potion to cure Xar. What could possibly go wrong?

As witty and entertaining as the first book in this series, Cressida Cowell takes the reader on a romp of an adventure, full of fabulously quirky characters. Her illustrations are energetic, adding to the humour and depth of the story.

However, this story also considers the relationship between parent and child. Wish is desperate to please her mother, to gain her approval and so hides her true nature as a witch from her. In this story, the reader also discovers (as do the children) that their parents were very different people when young and that actions in the past can have consequences for the future.

Great fun, this series promises to go from strength to strength.

384 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Sue Wilsher, teacher.

Reviewed by: Sue Wilsher