Books by Alexandria Rogers
Twelve-year-old Ellie can’t help that she’s a witch, the most hated member of society. Determined to prove her worth and eschew her heritage, Ellie applies to the Fairy Godmother Academy—her golden ticket to societal acceptance. But Ellie’s dreams are squashed when she receives the dreaded draft letter to serve as a knight of King Arthur’s legendary Round Table. She can get out of the draft—but only if she saves a lost cause.
Enter Caedmon, a boy from Wisconsin struggling with the death of his best friend. He first dismisses the draft as ridiculous; magic can’t possibly exist. But when Merlin’s ancient magic foretells his family’s death if he doesn’t follow through, he travels to the knights’ castle, where he learns of a wicked curse leeching the knights of their power.
To break the curse, Ellie and Caedmon must pass a series of deathly trials and reforge the lost, shattered sword of Excalibur. And unless Ellie accepts her witch magic and Caedmon rises to become the knight he’s meant to be, they will both fail—and the world will fall to the same darkness that brought King Arthur and Camelot to ruin.
Best friends Ellie Bettlebump and Caedmon Tuggle are different as the day is long. Caedmon's a human, from a non-magical realm known as Wisconsin. Ellie, on the other hand, is full of magic--illegal magic. What they have in common is far more important, however. After the adventure of a lifetime, they are both officially Knights of the Round Table...in training. To graduate to the next level at the Knights Academy, they must complete three quests proving their heroism. If they fail, they'll have to achieve the dreaded Impossible Quest, and repeat the same year forever.
Unfortunately, their quests prove more than a little difficult. Ellie is exposed as a witch and her magic is locked away by the powerful DeJoie family. In an effort to free herself from their control, Ellie winds up embroiled in a plan that could ruin the Knights of the Round Table: steal the source of the knights' power, and a wicked sorcerer will restore her magic.
As fate would have it, one of Caedmon's quests leads him to protect the source of the knights' power. If Caedmon wants to graduate--not to mention save the realms from certain disaster --he'll have to betray his best friend, forcing him to choose what truly matters most to him: knighthood or friendship.
As centuries of secrets collide and an ancient evil arises, Ellie and Caedmon must overcome this test of loyalty and friendship. If they don't, they will lose more than their battle against evil forces keeping them apart.
They will lose each other.
Comes out September 12, 2023.
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A middle grade standalone novel for fans of Hocus Pocus; a 13-year-old girl, in an effort to bring her parents back together, uncovers a generations-old curse. Publication is scheduled for 2024.