Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: whatever they imagine can be brought into existence.
L ayauna desperately wants to create beautiful things with her magical powers, but all she can seem to do is make horrible, savage monsters. For years she has tried to hide her creations, but when her power is at last discovered by a great magician, she realizes that what she’s tried to hide might actually be of tremendous value.
Kai just wants to use his powers to have fun and play with his friends. Unfortunately, nearly everyone on his island sees him as a bad influence, so he’s forced to meet them in secret. When one of the creatures they create gets out of control and starts flinging fireballs at their town, Kai is tempted to believe that he is as nefarious as people say. However, his prospects change when two mysterious visitors arrive, praising his ability and making extraordinary promises about his future. Follow the adventures of Kai, Layauna, and a boatload of other characters as they struggle to grow up well in this fantastical world.
"The fact that I am still in my pyjamas (and it is well past noon) should be evidence that this book is very compelling! I got up, got the kids off to school, and then dove into the book and could not put it down. This book will draw you in as you experience the world of O'Ceea where magic abounds.”
Meaghan, 12 years old
"The Magicians Workshop is an amazing book! I read it in three days and I can’t wait for the second book. It’s so easy to connect with the characters and they are well developed, so I really want to know what happens to them. I really really want to read more! O’Ceea is a world close enough to ours that it is easy to understand, but it is also new and interesting. An exciting plot with lots of suspense. I highly recommend reading it."
"Wow, what a fun read! I have read countless novels with interesting characters set in interesting worlds; this novel stands out among the rest. My daughter couldn't put it down. Every time I turned around I would see her reading the book on our Kindle, and when she was nowhere to be seen I would find her hiding in one of the rooms of our house with this book."