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Archie Greene and the Alchemist’s Curse

(Archie Greene #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Archie Greene and his fellow Flame Keepers return in the action-packed sequel to Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret. Middle grade readers will love this new installment in a favorite fantasy series. Perfect for fans of Linda Sue Park’s Wing and Claw and J. A. White’s Thickety series.

It’s been nearly three hundred years since anyone’s received the Golden Circle firemar
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by HarperCollins
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Oda Renate
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I dont know why but I dident love this like I loved the first one. It was not very different from the first one so its strange but well thats the truth.
Hopefully the third one is good again.
Nicole Gozdek
*seufz, schmacht, glücklich das Buch zuklappt*
Es gibt manche Bücher oder Reihen, die verzaubern mich einfach. Erstaunlicherweise sind das meistens Bücher, die in erster Linie für Kinder geschrieben wurden: Harry Potter, Septimus Heap - und nun auch Archie Greene.
Archie Greene ist ein 12-jähriger Junge, der im 1. Band der Reihe erfahren hat, dass es Magie und magische Bücher gibt und dass seine Familie zu ihren Hütern gehört. Seitdem hat er viel erlebt, unbekannte Verwandte kennen gelernt, erfahr
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Marie the Librarian
It started out a bit slow, and I was not quite in the mood for it, but it picked up. I did see the plottwist coming, but its a middle grade book soo thats ok! I like Archie and Im excited for the last book in the series!!
Stefanie Hasse hisandherbooks.de
Inhalt:
Archie Greene beginnt sein zweites Ausbildungsjahr im Museum. Doch die magische Flamme spielt in seiner Nähe verrückt – ehe sie ihm und seinen besten Freunden ein neues Feuermal verpasst: Das Zeichen des Goldenen Zirkels.

Als die Freunde mehr über das Zeichen und seine einstigen Träger herausfinden, stoßen sie auf viele Geheimnisse und einen Fluch. Ständig werden neue Gierer-Angriffe gemeldet und die Bibliothek der Magie und das Museum sind in großer Gefahr.

Meinung:
Der erste Band von „Arch
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Minna
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Archie Green -sarja ei ole mitenkään huono. Silti joku juttu jää kirjoista puuttumaan, jotta nuoret näistä innostuisivat.
Brigitte
Mar 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Wat is dit boek ook weer lekker vol met spanning. Het is aan te raden om niet teveel tijd tussen deel 1 en 2 te nemen, er komt veel van het eerste verhaal terug. Superleuk omdat het over magische boeken gaat. Aanrader voor leerlingen van bovenbouw PO.
Bruce Gargoyle
I received a copy of this title from Allen & Unwin for review.

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Archie returns to his apprenticeship before unexpectedly receiving a second, unforeseen firemark. After discovering that his destiny may require an important choice, Archie and his friends must work together to unearth the secrets of the past, before history repeats itself.

This is a richly imagined tale set in a thoroughly detailed magical world. Let's just get out of the way straight off the bat that there are
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Anu
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ykkösosassa murrosiän kynnyksellä oleva orpo sankari sai 12v syntymäpäivänään tietää maagisista kyvyistään ja osoittautui oitis harvinaisia kykyjä omaavaksi poikkeuslahjakkuudeksi. Kakkososassa sankari saa päälleen haaran (kaksijakoinen kohtalo jonka toteutuminen riippuu THE valinnasta), havaitsee, että ympärillä olevat aikuiset salailevat asioita (vanhempien kohtalo, pojan ylle langetettu kirous), ja tajuaa lopulta että koko magian historia ja tulevaisuus lepää hänen omilla hennoilla pojanharti ...more
PinkAnemone
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Für Buchflüsterer Archie Greene beginnt das zweite Lehrjahr in der magischen Bibliothek mit einem düsteren Vorzeichen. Ein geheimnisvolles Feuermal erscheint auf der Handfläche einiger Lehrlinge und die Schutzzauber der Bibliothek versagen. Das kann bloß eines bedeuten: Das Buch der Macht, in dem die Zauber geschrieben stehen, verblasst. Nur ein Magieschreiber könnte die Sprüche erneuern. Doch jemanden mit einem solchen Talent hat es seit Jahrhunderten nicht mehr gegeben ...
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Kim Dyer
In this second instalment of the Archie Greene series, the similarities with Harry Potter are somewhat more pronounced. The concept of writing magic and casting spells (as well as the concept of wizarding schools) wasn't really touched upon in the previous book, yet its inclusion now makes the story feel a bit over familiar. Added to this are ideas like a magical mental hospital and possessed books, which are both things that have been seen before.

The biggest problem I have with this book is als
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Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book thrilled me. Even though this is the second installment of the series and the only one I’ve ever read, Everest does a marvelous job at summarizing the previous book without spoiling it, which is a difficult task for many. The characters are marvelously realistic, as well as the limitations of magic, making the book well-fleshed out with a heart to its story. It was all wonderfully done, with just enough description to leave you informed yet not spoil it, actually enticing you to read ...more
April
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
Archie gets a second firemark and it's an unusual one. A circle formed by a dragon bitting its tail.
It is the Alchemists' Firemark and there are four others who also receive the mark - Thistle, Bramble, Rupert and Arabella.
The last time there were five with the Alchemists' Firemark the great fire occurred in London and magic went underground. There is a curse and Archie and his cousins and friends must break it or die like the original five.
Archie learns more about his talent as a book whispere
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Henna Singh
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Takes you back to your childhood days of fantasy, magic and suspense. It keeps the reader's interest till the end. it was a bit predictable to me, but still i wished the book would never end :D Leaving studies, work and reading fiction is a new normal ;)
Molly Voigt
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Das Buch hat mich sehr in Atem gehalten und mir bis ans Ende gefallen, obwohl ich mich doch manchmal über die kindliche Unvernunft wundern musste.
Die überraschende Wendung kam nicht sehr überraschend für mich, das Ende war aber trotzdem spannend.
Florenceg
Un livre inspiré par le monde de Potter et qui a le mérite de s'adresser à des enfants sans doute plus jeunes car le niveau de lecture est plus facile.
Emma
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 9-00-10-00-pm
I got in to it fast. But at the end it was a cliff hanger.(You need the next book).
Kelly van Kempen
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
In het Nederlands gelezen. Erg spannend. Hoop op een derde deel.
Hiroko Tagawa
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
面白いんだけれど、所々辻褄が合わないところがあるのが残念。でも面白いから、3巻目も読みたい。
Carolienvanderwaarde
Als ik Harry Potter niet zou kennen, zou ik vast super enthousiast zijn over Archie Greene. Maar wat lijkt het toch vaak op de wereld van Zweinstein.
En dat maakt het lastiger om een hele hoge score te geven. Toch is ook deel twee echt wel spannend en leuk en misschien, hopelijk, blijft deze serie hangen in de leeftijdscategorie vanaf 9 jaar. Daar zou een winstpunt te halen zijn ten opzichte van de Harry Potter-reeks.
Pop Bop
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Busy, Busy, Busy

I like the characters in the Archie Greene books, I admire the way the books are plotted and constructed, and I'm impressed by the wildly imaginative way they are juiced up with backstory, bits of magical business, and the details of the magical world. But, these are busy, rich, and over-stuffed confections that sometimes threaten to overwhelm a younger reader. That's not a criticism as much as it is simply a mild warning.

Archie has a lot of family members who play big roles in t
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Penny
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I entered a contest through Goodreads in hopes of winning a copy of Archie Greene and the Alchemists Curse. I thought my grandson would really enjoy this book and was very pleased to find out I won a copy. It arrived within a week and it looked so interesting I read it before passing it on to my grandson.
There are 5 characters all working on their apprenticeships in Magic. Archie is the main character and he started off learning to repair old books and he is able to talk to the books and they in
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Joni Kettunen
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hyvä alakouluikäiselle tarkoitettu kirja. Jatkaa sujuvasti kirjasarjaa. Toinen vuosi Archien taikaelämää on vähintään yhtä mielenkiintoinen kuin ensimmäinen.

Mukavan selkeä tarina, joka jättää avoimia kysymyksiä lapselle pohdittavaksi.
Teresa
Jun 01, 2016 marked it as to-read
* e-Arc provided by publisher via Edelweiss *
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