The Quest of the Prodigy

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Pub Date 01 May 2018 | Archive Date 07 May 2020

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A fun and exciting steampunk adventure for middle-grade and young teen readers!

When Mimi Mockel discovers an unusual crimson tome in the public library, life suddenly becomes complicated. Attacked by two Ambassadors of Time, she barely manages to escape.

Safely back at home, she and her younger brother, Albert, meet the book’s author: the posh and quirky British time-traveling thief Sebastian “Bas” Barkley. When Bas invites them onboard his Bas House—a universe-hopping, time-traveling marvel of futuristic engineering—life quickly turns from bizarre to out-of-this-world crazy.  

Now it’s up to Mimi to save the people from the year 4218 from a vicious world-wide civil war—if she can only believe in herself. With the help of a handsome ginger named Richie Styles, a suave and charming student at the Academy of Alchemy, her confidence blossoms and she immerses herself into her studies and training.  

But the Ambassadors are closing in, testing Mimi’s resolve to the limits. Can she master alchemy and embrace her destiny as the prodigy? Or will she give into her fears and allow time to be erased…forever.

A fun and exciting steampunk adventure for middle-grade and young teen readers!

When Mimi Mockel discovers an unusual crimson tome in the public library, life suddenly becomes complicated. Attacked by...


A Note From the Publisher

Available in the following formats: Hardcover: (978-1-947727-13-7) Softcover: (978-1-947727-11-3) & Ebook. LCCN: (2017961360). Print distribution through Ingram, Bertrams, Baker & Taylor, and Perma-Bound. Ebook library distribution through Overdrive, Hoopla, and Baker & Taylor

Available in the following formats: Hardcover: (978-1-947727-13-7) Softcover: (978-1-947727-11-3) & Ebook. LCCN: (2017961360). Print distribution through Ingram, Bertrams, Baker & Taylor, and...


Advance Praise

"…a beautiful and barren world of brass and steam, gold and gears, fire and ice all leading to the greatest war that is/was/will-be in human history." — LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program

"…a beautiful and barren world of brass and steam, gold and gears, fire and ice all leading to the greatest war that is/was/will-be in human history." — LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program


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Featured Reviews

As a kid, I used to love the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne, so this was an enjoyable read! I will admit that the plot was a bit slow and confusing at first, but the pace picked up significantly as the story found it's footing moving forward. I always enjoy a female character who overcomes her weaknesses and finds her strengths.

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I don't read a lot of middle grade these days but this is absolutely a book I wish was around when I was younger! I enjoyed it throughly even as a 24 year old . The writing was creative and the characters are fantastic. It didn't feel like it was spelling anything out for the readers and taking away from the plot but its cohesive and written for a younger audience. A lovely experience and I'm very excited to read more!

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4/5 stars Steampunk + time travel = a win. The Quest of the Prodigy is a super fun read and would be best for middle grade readers.

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I really liked this book. I was surprised by that, as I had no idea of what I was going into. I really liked the time traveling aspect, and that we followed three different story lines, but they were still connected. They all had something to do with each other, even though they did not know that in the beginning. And the writing style was great. I really enjoyed that as well. Overall it's a very good book.

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Great adventure thru time and a few life lessons as well. Well worth the read, a fast paced story. Really easy to relate with the main characters.

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