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“More magical fun and trickery.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Shad Hadid and the Forbidden Alchemies

Written by George Jreije
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

After defeating the necromancers and bringing alchemy back to the Alexandria Academy, Shad Hadid is ready for an exciting second term at school. It doesn’t hurt that he’s being called a hero, but the new lessons are harder than he expected and his mentor, Kahem, is nowhere to be found.

When Shad intercepts a letter from an informant with a possible clue for thwarting the necromancers’ evil plans once and for all, he’s determined to help. Joined by his friends, Shad embarks on a perilous journey across Lebanon to track down this secretive stranger.

But shadowy forces lurk around every corner, eager to take revenge on the Alexandria Academy’s young heroes—and not everyone is as they seem. Unable to tell who they can trust, will Shad and his friends be able to find what they seek and save their school?

This is the sequel to Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria.

Primary ISBN: 9780063094864
Publication Date: October 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Setting: Lebanon

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

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