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    Cauldron Spells – CJ Busby

    “If Adolphus the dragon had not fallen through the trapdoor and landed head first in Max’s cauldron, then the cauldron would not have ended up severely bent out of shape, and maybe Max’s spells wouldn’t have gone quite so spectacularly wrong. He certainly wouldn’t have needed to go looking for a new cauldron, and that was what saved them all.” With Spell School nearly upon him Max sets out for Morgana Le Fay’s castle. Having last seen her when he foiled her plan to overthrow King Arthur and claim the throne for herself Max is understandably nervous. Making everything worse is his cauldron, so badly bent out of shape it…

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    Frogspell – CJ Busby

    “The day that Max accidently discovered the Frogspell started like any ordinary day in Castle Perilous. He and his sister, Olivia, were having breakfast late, as usual. Olivia had been trying to teach her pet dragon, Adolphus, a new trick, and Max had been making plans for his new spell.” Max is practising for the Novice’s Spell Making Competition when he accidently comes across Frogspell – a potion that turns him, his sister and his pet rat into frogs. When they discover an anti-dote in one of the most terrifying way possible, for an 11 year old boy anyway, Max makes a safer one and believes this is what will…