What if you knew you were going to die?

When Marcus’s grandparents decide it would be good for him and his twin sister, Ellie, to tend the family business, a Magic Shop, the children are thrown into a world that they never knew existed. Not only is the family business a front, but Marcus learns that he has been marked as a dead man from the time he was born.      Marcus tries to develop his powers before the Dun-Bahr find him and assimilate the magic he was born with. Will he and his sister survive? Will they find their parents? First they must discover the secret his grandparents have been keeping from them all these years. It all comes down to what’s hidden at the Magic Shop.  

 

Awards

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The December 2015 edition of Shelf Unbound Magazine named The Magic Shop as both a notable Middle-Grade novel, and having one if its favorite book covers.

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The Magic Shop is adventurous, fast-paced, and full of exciting and thrilling events… Justin Swapp made everything and everywhere interesting – the phoenix, the dragon, the magic, Nevada, and even the hospital was fascinating. The characters were full of secrets which made getting to know them delightful. Marcus was playful and always gets in trouble and Ellie may seem to be always stuck in a book but when needed, both of them dominated. The ending was kind of a cliffhanger so I am totally looking forward to the next book.”

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“We are so proud to have Justin Swapp’s book THE MAGIC SHOP as a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree! ”

— Indie B.R.A.G.

 AUTHOR PRAISE FOR THE MAGIC SHOP

block quote orangeThis novel is full of wonderful characters as well as plot twists that keep you wondering exactly who the good guys really are. Marcus and Ellie had wonderful adventures in The Magic Shop, and I can hardly wait for the next book of their adventures. If you loved Harry Potter, Fablehaven, or Percy Jackson, you will enjoy this book.

—Linda Ulleseit, Author

AUTHOR PRAISE FOR THE MAGIC SHOP

block quote orangeThis story starts off strong and keeps you guessing all the way through. The magical world Swapp creates is rich with detail and shady characters. Marcus is a quintessential teenager, cycling through bravery and fear, confusion and certainty, in a way that feels real. Definitely recommend for kids who love magic and adventure.

—Jennifer Goebel, Author

 MORE PRAISE FOR THE MAGIC SHOP

block quote orangeAfter reading amazing feedbacks from readers, I knew this is a great book; however, I realized it first hand when I completed the entire book in two sittings.

This is a amazing story of youth, who loves magic, adventures, twists, and thrills. Marcus is very engaging and lovable character and along with his twin sister Ellie (confession – it is my favorite character even though Marcus is the hero of the story). I just can’t wait for my daughter to grow up 5 more years and read this book which has magic, discovery and subtle innocence.

I strongly recommend this book to everyone at any age. If you are an adult, this book will you enough stories to tell your younger ones. I finished this book in just 5 hours, I hope to see this story on big screen.

—Pinal Dave., Amazon Customer

 MORE PRAISE FOR THE MAGIC SHOP

block quote orangeThis book was absolutely amazing! Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I was on the edge of my seat at times. Great cliffhangers. Very imaginative, creative, and, of course, magical. Can’t wait for the next one!!!

—Swinegar, Amazon Customer

 MORE PRAISE FOR THE MAGIC SHOP

block quote orangeIf you’re a fan of books like Percy Jackson, Fable Haven, etc, this book is a must read. I could not put it down! It rivals any young adult book I have read. It was a ton of fun and kept me turning the pages. Just as the title of the book suggests, this story holds a lot of magic! I hope there is a sequel coming!

—Jerry Boy, Amazon Customer

 MORE PRAISE FOR THE MAGIC SHOP

block quote orangeThis book was a great read! It is the perfect story for every age. The story keeps you guessing at what will happen next. I could visualize it playing out like a movie while I read it. I was very hard to put the book down, the writing is excellent and the books provides vivid detail and great jokes. I’m so glad the story ended the way it did, I can’t wait to see the next one! I will be so excited if this becomes a movie! IT’S A MUST READ!

—Candis T., Amazon Customer

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About The Magic Shop

block quote orangeFamilies are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”

― Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

Whether you’re looking for a new Fantasy series to start, or for a Middle-Grade page turner, The Magic Shop is a fun option. I get asked frequently what age group the book is for, and I always answer the same way –I’ve had kids as young as seven or so really enjoy it, and adults well past their mid-life crisis like it too. I’ve even had some readers plow through this 512 page whopper in less than 24 hours. (Now, had I written a textbook, I might really be changing the world.) The Magic Shop is about family. And, as in the quote above, family is sometimes messy, and always complicated. Add to that a world where you have the equivalent to magical gunslingers, differentiated only by their beliefs about magic, and their version of “right,” well, you can imagine the kind of fun that ensues. ― JS

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About The Author

Justin Swapp

Justin has been listening to, and telling stories since he was a child. He has an active imagination that has only been fed by traveling the world. He is the father of four children; two boys, and two girls. He and his enduring wife, Stacy, live with their children in Utah. He doesn’t have any pets that he’s aware of, but his children have been known to hide things under his bed. Justin is also learning to play the guitar (Queue the brief metal riff). You can experience more from Justin at:

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