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Art by Joe Todd Stanton

Prepare for the magical adventure of your dreams, in the first in a brand-new series by L.D. Lapinski, author of Strangeworlds Travel Agency.


The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week


Blackwells Children's Book of the Month


QBD Australia Children's Book of the Month

For the last 400 years, magic has been fading...

Edward Crane has always feared he won't have any magic.
Sure, he's part of a powerful magic Artezan family, but he's adopted. His twin sister, Elodie, isn't so worried, but then everything always seems to work out perfectly for her.

So when Ed discovers he does have an Artezan power after all, he's relieved. And it's more than he ever could have imagined - in fact, it's a dream come true.

But the problem with dreams is that sometimes they twist themselves into nightmares. And with Ed's new abilities growing by the day, there's a chance that this nightmare will become all too real...

A story of family identity, belonging, and the blood of the covenant versus the water of the womb. Who do you owe your magic to - your blood, your family, your history, or yourself?

Get ready. Magic is back.


"...this spirited, compassionate adventure resonates for our time." - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

"Lapinski’s dazzling new series is a dream come true for fantasy fans... a brilliantly imagined other world, a sprinkling of humour, unforgettable characters, danger, daring and adventure at every turn, and the mesmerising magic of a master storyteller." - Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

"L.D. Lapinski’s new fantasy series successfully mixes dark and unusual magical adventures with light-touch insight into its hero’s insecurities and struggle to accept himself as he is... This is book one in a new series and promises very well for future episodes." - Books For Keeps, Book of the Week

"Magical world-building, witty dialogue and hugely relatable characters - what more could you ask for?” - Parrot Street Book Club

" prepared to be utterly gripped and woefully uncertain of whether good can truly overcome evil." - The Kids Books Curator

 "The first instalment of an effervescent fantasy saga from the acclaimed author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency series, The Forgotten Magic focuses on an adopted boy from an enchanted Artezan family and the problems that stem from his unique ability." - Waterstones Says

"L D Lapinski's Artezans: The Forgotten Magic is a stunningly captivating first book in what is sure to be a fantastic series... The ebb and flow of interwoven relationships and undiscovered truths keep readers on their toes as they race to the nail-biting ending." - ReadingZone

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