Lexi Smith is an orphan; 14 years old, unconventional and definitely a bit wacky. She doesn’t see the world as most people do. For as long as she can remember Lexi has seen colourful magnetic lines floating in the sky and she senses things that no one else does. Lexi is also a bit of a loner and as a consequence she has been regularly put-down, tormented and bullied ever since she started school. But one day she’s pushed too far by her most recent tormentor – Tina and her gang of ‘populars’ – and finally Lexi snaps. That’s when she finds out she has hidden powers; earth changing powers in fact. Not only does Lexi find out she’s a wizard, she soon discovers that she’s one of the most powerful wizards on earth. However, the discovery also uncovers a dark and sinister secret about her past.
Join Lexi in her adventures as she befriends another young wizard – Gregor MacGregor – and is helped by a mysterious old man who lives in a remote Scottish castle. Together they explore their new magical world, battle with ghostly sea serpents, travel in time to witness the death of President Kennedy, rescue Gregor’s mother from a sinister, zombie inhabited castle in Svalbard and finally face a chilling death at the bottom of an icy sea.
Along the way Lexi discovers that she is linked to legendary figures from the past and is the subject of an ancient prophecy. But there are others who want Lexi’s new powers and they will stop at nothing to get them.
Lexi Smith and the Search For Excalibur is the second novel from author Michael Stewart and will be available in paperback and on Kindle from the end of March.