Wandmaker's Apprentice

Henry Leach the Eighth and his sister, Brianna, have survived a faulty spell, defeated a wicked spellcaster, and saved the world . . . but their greatest accomplishment might be convincing Grand Wand Master Coralis to take them on as official apprentices.

For the first time in centuries, the reclusive Wand Master has opened the doors to his castle and invited a new generation of Wandmakers to learn the secrets of the craft. But danger lurks around every corner in a world of magic, curses, and fantastical beasts. And the greatest threat of all may come from within the Wandmakers' own ranks.

Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Charlie Bone, the Wandmaker series puts a humorous spin on magical coming-of-age stories.

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Praise for Wandmaker:

"Masessa delivers a fast-paced, entertaining tale filled with humor and magical action, playfully referencing (and toying with) tropes popularized by Harry Potter (Voldemort never suffered half of the indignities that are perpetrated on Dai She, and Dumbledore never flew coach across the Atlantic). This is a clever, twisty story with plenty of potential for future installments." -- Publishers Weekly"

My Books

Ed's second book, The Wandmaker's Guidebook, had a nine-week run on the NY Times Bestseller list, two weeks at #1. He has several works of non-fiction, and his first picture book, Scarecrow Magic, is now on sale. Two companion novels to The Wandmaker's Guidebook are scheduled to be published in summer 2016 and summer 2017.

Book Reviews

SCARECROW MAGIC
By Ed Masessa

Illustrated by Matt Myers
Orchard Books; June 30, 2015; $16.99; ISBN: 9780545691093

Portland Book Review, review, June 26, 2015

"Lushly illustrated in a gorgeous painted style, Scarecrow Magic is a beautiful book to read around Halloween."

Shelf Awareness, review, June 30, 2015

"A Halloween-themed treat to savor year-round, starring a straw man with a secret life."