Meet Sacha Kessler – a Jewish boy fighting corruption! The day Sacha discovers he can see witches is one of the worst days of his life. But Sacha's newfound magical abilities get him apprenticed to New York City's star Inquisitor, and their first case is to find out who wants to kill Thomas Edison. Aside from finding out there are powerful forces even from within the police stealing magic from downtrodden communities, what could possibly go wrong?
Ages 10+
Pages 268
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Coming Jul 2020
Kirkus Starred Review
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139 Reviews

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Review by Zach

The Inquisitor's Apprentice was a fantastic book that grabbed my attention from the very beginning. This book reminded me of Harry Potter, Nicholas Flamel, and Percy Jackson. This is a fun adventure fantasy story that has mystery and magic. This story takes place in a time when magic is a known thing but is illegal. Follow Sacha as he discovers a power of his that will make life both easier and more difficult. As Sacha discovers that he can see magic!

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This book is FUNNY.

Review by Delphox


Jun 07, 2023 05:30 PM
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Mildly interesting

Review by Delphox

This book is pretty dry, like all PJ our way books , but I like the use of magic.It should actually have way more magic though.

Apr 08, 2022 08:04 PM
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Review by PandaFriis

I loved this book! Fantasy, mystery, and a little historical fiction. It was a good read.

Apr 04, 2022 05:27 PM
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Could've been better

Review by lolunicorn

this book was good but could have been better because it talked too much about police, but didn't talk much about Sacha's ability to see witches. what I think would've made it better: if it talked more about Sacha's magical ability, and less about police.

Apr 03, 2022 11:35 PM
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Exciting read

Review by Leia

Super cool adventures for a little bit older kids as can be scary at parts.

Feb 02, 2022 08:53 PM