Repackaged for a new generation, the second volume in Cliff McNish's bestselling debut trilogy.
Rachel and her brother are extraordinary. She is a spell-maker. He is a destroyer of spells.
The High Witch, Heebra, wants Rachel and Eric crushed, and her enemies, the Wizard's, destroyed. A party of witches is dispatched to find the thousands of children with powers like Rachel's, and turn them into a ferocious army.
Can Rachel and Eric stop the witches and win the battle between good and evil
The second instalment of the classic Doomspell Trilogy.
McNish tells a rattling good tale, and his well-plotted narrative races through some excellent twists and turns to a spectacular climax. - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
The language used is rich and evocative, full of visual and sensory imagery it captures the readers interest and imagination from the beginning and holds it with ease to the end. - SCHOOL LIBRARIAN
Anyone who enjoyed The Doomspell will want to follow it up with The Scent of Magic, in which the battle between the Witches and Earth's children moves onto our planet. - THE TIMES
The Scent of Magic continues The Doomspell story, but if anything the characterisations are deeper, the plot even more intriguing, and it is all carried off with a verve, pace and sheer passion for pure storytelling that make McNish's novels so compulsive. - AMAZON
This is a children's book full of inventive touches great ideas, evocative descriptions, and page-turning pace. - VECTOR
It is a spellbinding read full of excitement and suspense. A brilliant sequel to The Doomspell. - COOL READS
Geoff Taylor was born in Lancaster, England in 1946. He studied Graphic Design at Chesterfield College of Art. After five years or so of working in advertising agencies in Nottingham, Geoff turned to illustrating book covers for most of the top fantasy writers of our time, both adult and children's fiction. Geoff was one of the illustrators for the legendary Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of ''The War of the Worlds'' album. Since 1994 he has added to some of the rich imagery of ''Games Workshop'' and the Black Library. Perhaps his true passions are best reflected in his wildlife paintings, especially wolves. He now lives in Cumbria with his wife. Find out more from his website www.geofftaylor.btinternet.co.uk.