Book Review: The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty

The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty and illustrator Mark Edward Geyer is an alternated history novel intended for children between nine and thirteen. It takes place in New York during the 1800's, in a world where magic exists, but is outlawed. Of course, laws do not stop housewives from dabbling in a little magic to make a little money or their lives a little easier. It is the jobs of Inquisitors to police magic and arrest those that misuse magic to commit crimes. Sacha is a nice Jewish boy growing up in a loving family with a lot of faith and very little money. One day it is discovered that he can see people using magic, and that is when the crisis begins for Sacha and those around him. He is tested and apprenticed to the star inquisitor, Maximillian Wolf. Fellow apprentice Lily Astral and Sasha learn the ropes and navigate the widely varied neighborhoods of New York as they work with Wolf to track down who, or what, is trying to kill Thomas Edison. The threat of a witch-hunt of epic proportions and the accusations of attempted murder landing at Sacha's doorstep are distinct possibilities if they fail, and perhaps even if they do not.

See my complete review here on Associated Content.
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