The Magic Shop by Justin Swapp

Marcus and Ellie unravel a laundry list of family secrets, and are thrown into a world magic and mysteries that they never knew existed.

The magic shop

Marcus Fith doesn't believe in magic. And why should he? Marcus and his twin sister, Ellie, live in the loft above their grandparents magic shop, and he's all too familiar with the hand buzzers, card tricks, and fake vomit kits. So, imagine his shock when he stumbles upon his grandfather hiding something in a secret room in the magic shop -- the one that all the rumors are about.

Join Marcus and Ellie as they unravel a laundry list of family secrets, and are thrown into a world they never knew existed. Not only is the family business is a front, but Marcus has to develop his powers before the Dun-Bahr find him and assimilate the magic he was born to protect.

Will they survive?

Will they find their parents?

First Marcus and Ellie must discover the secret their grandparents have been keeping from them all these years. It all comes down to what's hidden at the Magic Shop.

Warning: This book contains wild, unpredictable adventures, and is filled with twists and turns, strange magic, and a never ending cast of shady characters and mythical creatures. Read at your own risk.

Praise for The Magic Shop: Winner of Shelf Unbound's notable middle-grade book -- Dec/Jan 2015 Issue Indie BRAG Honoree Reader's Favorite 5 Star Winner Amazon Top Ranked book

Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Urban Life

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal

Language: English


Word Count: 110000

Sales info:

The Magic Shop has been a top ranked book on amazon before. It has won several awards and been recognized by magazines etc. 

Sample text:

MARCUS FITH sat at his desk trying not to notice a pair of narrow eyes staring at him from outside his classroom through a slat in one of the windows.

All around him twelve-year-olds and their parents shuffled into the cramped classroom for Exodus Middle School’s last day before summer vacation, fanning the Nevada heat from their faces. His sister, Ellie, sat across from him, lost in the latest Helena Hex, Witch Hunter novel, or whatever new fantasy book she had managed to scrounge up. Her book choices didn’t do much to stop the rumors about their family.

The two chairs to either side of Marcus and Ellie remained empty.

Marcus slouched over his desk, pulled out his cell phone, and started thumbing a text message. Ellie didn’t seem to notice the commotion in the room, or the stranger watching them. She scowled over her book’s spine, however, when her phone vibrated twice in the bag on her lap.

“What?” Ellie asked. “You realize I’m sitting across from you, right?”

“How do you even know that was me?”

“Because you’re the only one that ever texts me.”

Marcus lowered his voice. “Read it.”

Ellie grabbed her phone and scanned the message. Her head darted toward the window.

“Could you be anymore obvious?” Marcus hissed.

“Very funny. You made me look for some make-believe weirdo.” Ellie kicked him under the table before returning to her book. “Happy?”




Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Carmela Quaglia
Author review:
Carmela was super easy to work with, a great communicator, and even willing to help with the book marketing after the translation! #greatpartner
Already translated. Translated by Silvana Borghi
Author review:
Top notch!

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