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The Great Fox Illusion - Justyn Edwards

Secrets and illusions abound as a group of young magicians competes for the prize of a lifetime in this gripping adventure, the first in an enthralling new series from debut author Justyn Edwards.

Magic is about dreaming what is impossible and making it possible. It's the innocent young mind in all of us that loves it. We want to be filled with wonder; we want to believe. I want the winner of this competition and the recipient of my legacy to dare to dream big. So, let The Great Fox Hunt begin." Thirteen-year-old Flick Lions has won a place on a new television show, in which young people compete to win the legacy of the Great Fox, one of the world's most famous magicians. But Flick isn't interested in uncovering the Great Fox's tired old magic tricks – she's after something much more important. The magician destroyed her family, and this is Flick's only chance to put things right. Inside the Fox's house is a secret that will change the world of magic for ever, and Flick will go to any lengths to find it.

I was lucky enough to have been sent a proof of this fun and magical adventure a while ago, and I'm still trying to work out how the final trick was done!

A brilliant diverse set of characters out to solve challenges set by 'The Great Fox' and win a huge prize, running alongside the revenge and quest to solve the disappearance of her dad - this has a pacy plot and enough twists and turns to keep readers thoroughly engaged.

Alongside the action and drama of the story itself, working out ( or trying to!) how some famous tricks by real life magic performers/illusionists were done was a very clever plot device, and I look forward to finding out more magical secrets in book 2, set up very nicely at the end of this first story!

Find out more from publisher, Walker Books at

Author, Justyn Edwards, is on Twitter as @justynedwards and his website is :

Thanks to Walker and Rebecca for having me on the blogtour and my copy of the book. Find out what others think at their stops via the links below:

Review by Rich Simpson (@richreadalot on Twitter and Instagram) April 2022. All opinions are honest and my own.

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