Read Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret Online
Authors: D D Everest
For my mother, who taught me
that anything is possible.
And for the Cat Suit Club who heard it first.
The purest kind of magic comes from magical creatures and plants and the elemental forces of nature, such as the sun, the stars and the seas.
Is man-made magic. It includes the magical instruments and other devices created by magicians to channel magical power.
The third and darkest type of magic uses the power of spirits and other supernatural beings.
In 1666, a magical accident caused the Great Fire of London. The Lores of Magical Restraint were agreed to prevent another magical disaster. (Lores is the magical spelling of laws.)
All magical books and artefacts must be returned to the Museum of Magical Miscellany for inspection and classification. (They are classified as level one, two or three in magical power.)
Magical books and artefacts may not be used or bought and sold until properly identified and classified.
The unauthorised use of magic outside of magical premises is prohibited.
The hoarding of magical books and artefacts to accumulate personal power is outlored under the prohibition of dangerous practices.
The mistreatment of magical creatures is expressly forbidden.
Buried deep in caverns cold
A secret that remains untold
Two ancient sentries guard the prize
With lion heart and eagle eyes.
In stony silence shadows sleep
The final gift is safe to keep
To pass requires a simple test
Name the one whom I served best.