The Secrets of the Pied Piper 2: The Magician's Key (Hardcover)

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The second book in the trilogy bestselling author Adam Gidwitz called "epic" and "a wild fantasy adventure" finds siblings Max and Carter and their allies battling new foes, relying on new friends, and fighting for stakes higher than ever

After narrowly escaping the Pied Piper at the end of The Peddler's Road, Max and Carter have been separated. Max has returned to the real world and will stop at nothing to find her way back to her brother on the Summer Isle. The only way to return is with a mysterious key, controlled by the dastardly wizard Vodnik, who is holding the souls of Max and Carter's parents hostage. Meanwhile, Carter has been separated from his friends and is left with a very untrustworthy companion: the Pied Piper himself

Along the way, Max and Carter are joined by a bashful trollson, a daring elf, a seafaring hobgoblin, and the ever-loyal kobold Bandybulb. As their paths converge, they prepare for the most important quests yet: save their parents and send the children of New Hamelin home to their own place and time

Praise for The Secrets of the Pied Piper 1: The Peddler's Road:

"The Peddler's Road begins as a creepy fairy tale-mystery and then explodes into a wild fantasy adventure. . . . Cody has begun what promises to be an epic trilogy." --Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and The Inquisitor's Tale

"Prepare to be enchanted. Like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Cody spins a wildly inventive, deeply heartfelt tale that whisks you off to a magical land where fairy tales live and breathe--and frequently try to kill you. From the first page, I was a goner." --John Stephens, New York Times bestselling author of The Emerald Atlas

About the Author

MATTHEW CODY is the author of Villainous, Powerless, Super, The Dead Gentleman, and Will in Scarlet. Originally from the Midwest, he now lives in New York City with his wife and young son. Besides novels, Matt has written for both DC Comics and Marvel, and is a regular moderator at the Thalia Book Club camp at Symphony Space. Find out more at or @matthew_cody.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385755269
ISBN-10: 0385755260
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Secrets of the Pied Piper