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Iron Magicians: The Search for the Magic Crystals Now Available

Quirk Books has announced the release of Iron Magicians: The Search for the Magic Crystals.

From charming fairy tale creatures and clever puzzles to brave knights and challenging quests, Quirk Books’ innovative Comic Quests series combines the experience of reading a comic book with the excitement of playing a solo role-playing game. Full of adventure, magic, and fun, each installment of this interactive series allows middle grade readers to pick their own path and become the hero of their own story.

In Iron Magicians: The Search for the Magic Crystals (Quirk Books; August 6, 2019; ages 8–12), the latest book in the series, young readers enter a brand-new world of magic, mystery, and adventure, set in an alternative version of Paris at the turn of the twentieth century. The Eiffel Tower, built to protect Paris against magical attacks, is nearing completion, but there’s a shortage of the magic crystals that power the structure. Playing as either a boy or a girl—each with their own strengths—readers are assigned a mission by the famed architect Gustave Eiffel. The quest is simple: find enough magic crystals to power the Eiffel Tower before it’s unveiled at the upcoming World’s Fair.

Along the way, readers can explore the streets of nineteenth-century steampunk Paris, solve a sinister mystery in the Louvre, and stop spies from stealing secrets at a magical weapons factory, all while gathering clues, answering riddles, casting spells, and combatting enemies.

Here’s how to play:

  • Select a character and begin the quest.
  • Numbers are hidden in every panel. Decide where to go next, and then flip to the panel with the matching number.
  • Solve puzzles, cast spells, and defeat enemies to succeed in your quest. Only after players have collected all the crystals will their journey be complete.
  • Spin the Wheel of Destiny to battle spies and other enemies. A spellbook, character inventory, compass, or map of Paris will help along the journey.
  • If the mission is a failure, readers start again from the beginning. The book can be played again and again!

Featuring detailed artwork, charming characters, and engaging challenges, Iron Magicians: The Search for the Magic Crystals is perfect for fans of the Amulet series, video game lovers, and young readers looking for their next great adventure. And with countless paths and choices to make along the way, Iron Magicians can be read—and played!—again and again.

About Iron Magicians: The Search for the Magic Crystals

  • About the Author: Cetrix has been a game designer and writer since 2010 and has worked in the French video game industry since 2015. Yuio is a Belgian comics artist, colorist, and illustrator.
  • Illustrator: Yuio
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Series: Comic Quests
  • On sale: August 6, 2019
  • ISBN: 978-1-68369-129-7
  • e-ISBN: 978-1-68369-130-3
  • Price: $9.99 US/$13.99 CAN; paperback

    Our Thoughts: Iron Magicians: The Search for the Magic Crystals is another great addition to Quirk Books' interactive comic book series. Readers can embark on an adventure full of magic, intrigue and fun on the streets of nineteenth-century steampunk Paris. If you are looking for a series that reaches far beyond the pages of your typical read that is full of magic and adventure, then look no further with Iron Magicians: The Search for the Magic Crystals. 
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