Stuart Horten (ten, but looks younger) is now the owner of a magician's workshop - except that without his Great-Uncle's Last Will and Testament, he can't actually prove it. Which is a problem, since someone else wants it as well; someone who has a lot of money.
The workshop contains seven magnificent stage illusions, but when Stuart starts to investigate them, he discovers that each is the gateway to a magical adventure, with a puzzle to solve, and a clue to extract.
As the clues mount up, the adventures become riskier. Friendship is strained, danger looms, and Stuart has to decide what sort of prize he really, truly wants.
"A gem for budding heroes"
"It delivers everything a good old-fashioned adventure should . . . A smart book for a smart young reader"
"A story fluctuating between humour and high drama . . . The first story about this likeable boy, published last year, came out to universal praise. This second one is just as good"
"A great follow up to the previous story about Stuart, once again full of action and magical adventures. A fun and exciting read!"
"Delightful . . . Each adventure is a mini-story in itself, and all the time clues are piling up for Stuart while at the same time the dangers mount. By the time Stuart investigates the last illusion, the reader really is on the edge of their seat . . . Evans is a talented writer. Remember the name and watch out for more"
Sharply comic and emotionally poignant, V For Victory takes us to late 1944. Hitler’s rockets are slamming down on London with vicious regularity and it’s the coldest winter in living memory. Allied victory is on its way, but it’s bloody well dragging its feet. Read on for an extract.