In 1970s London, two magicians must battle it out for the ultimate prize in magic.
ORSON THE GREAT
‘A suspense-filled magical bonanza led by a charismatic, young protagonist.’The Wishing
Shelf Independent Book Award
“Incredibly surprising book. I could not put it down”Amazon reviewer
“Orson the Great is rich in tension, danger, suspense and of course, magic!”Amazon reviewer
From the writer of the ‘James Clyde’ book series comes a heart-warming, middle-grade story
about a world-famous magician called ‘Orson the Great’.
When ten-year-old Orson Whitlock is given a deck of cards by his father on Christmas Eve
1970, he falls in love with magic. This present kickstarts Orson’s meteoric rise to the top of his
By Christmas 1972, Orson is an established magician and performs to audiences in some of the
most prestigious theatres around the world.
His blissful life is soon turned upside down, however, when he discovers a family secret going
back generations. Orson is dragged deeper into a world of secret societies, deception, strange
disappearances and unrest.
Events take a further unexpected turn when a brilliant, but feared, magician known as ‘Daxton
the Destroyer’ challenges Orson to a contest for the most sought-after title in magic.
Teaming up with his assistant Agatha Anderson, Orson must put his skills to the test and
confront his most formidable opponent yet – or face losing everything that he holds dear.
Book trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4o5gqWWfecQ