The Mad Apprentice

The dark and thrilling sequel to the book Kirkus called, “Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Inkheart all rolled into one”

When Alice’s mysterious Uncle Geryon sends her to help capture a rogue apprentice–a boy who has the same ability Alice has to Read himself into stories–she knows to expect a wild and unpredictable trip. But even though Alice has visited the magical realms inside libraries before, this adventure is far more dangerous. Because Torment, the magic creature holding this library together, has gone mad.

But he might also have information about Alice’s missing father.

(Middle-Grade Fantasy)


“Full of action and adventure, this tale will enthrall fans of the first novel.”

—School Library Journal

“Wexler is an able builder of magical worlds and creatures, with labyrinths, an enchanted library, and a feisty, swashbuckling heroine at the center. A story rich in action and allegory—fantasy fans will want to hang on for what comes next.”


“Wexler goes darker in this action-packed sequel, but Alice has developed into a nimble, resourceful heroine, and her success is assured. With bigger battles and more memorable characters, this will please series fans.”


“Book lovers rejoice, here’s a series written just for us. Do you get a tingly, magical feeling when you walk into libraries and see all those glorious books? As a kid, did you ever wish that the fictional worlds within your books were real? … I loved this book and thought it was an impressive sequel to The Forbidden Library. Can’t wait for the third installment!”

Mogsy at BiblioSanctum