The Golden Telescope

A captivating story filled with magic, mystery, and time-travel.

The Kidnapping King

Book Two in the Jack and the Magic Hat Maker series



Our adventure with Jack, Bart, and the cast of characters from Book One: The Golden Telescope continues with exciting new twists, turns, and reveals!

Learn more about Jack’s magical abilities, where his Grandma Lydia is, why she is stuck in the past, and the story behind why and how she got there. Meet intriguing new characters, visit foreign lands, become better acquainted with personalities such as Joseph ‘Bunko’ Kelly, Grandpa Edward, and members of both The Order of Light as well as The Dark Cabal.

The mystery intensifies, and the plot thickens as we travel, with Jack, through time and space to uncover hidden secrets and frightening dangers surrounding our hero!

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The Golden Telescope

Book One in the Jack and the Magic Hat Maker series

Twelve-year old Jack Mac Paidin's life is miserable. His parents are dead, and he's stuck with his heartless aunt and uncle, who make him live in the cold, dank basement.

Then his life takes a crazy turn when he touches a golden telescope that reveals he has magical abilities. He learns that he comes from a long line of magic workers who want to use his powers for their nefarious purposes. A mysterious visitor rescues him using a magic hat and takes him to his ancestral home in Dublin, Ireland.

Though Jack's life at Mac Paidin Manor is much better than it was living in the basement, things are far from perfect. There is a dangerous organization called The Dark Cabal, and Jack learns that it is responsible for killing his parents and separating him from his brother and sister. Confronting them will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

After years of trauma-related asthma attacks and life as a number-loving nerd, Jack finally feels like his life has meaning. Even though he is bewildered to discover that there is a world of magic he knows nothing about, Jack learns that he is special. He is the only person who can help find his Grandma Lydia trapped in the past and solve the mystery surrounding his parent's death.

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The Dark Matriarch

Book One in the Upcoming Series: Jack and the Immortals

Thirty-six hundred years had passed since her last visit to the blue dot in the distance she once called home.

Briefly, Chava wondered how those awaiting her arrival would receive her.

Meanwhile, Inez and Clara Mac Paidin stood, breathlessly, gazing at the black space on the far wall where the portal would appear at the appointed time.

THE DARK MATRIARCH is the opening scene introducing us to SERIES 2: JACK AND THE IMMORTALS - the ongoing saga of 12-year-old orphan, Jack Mac Paidin, and his adventures with magic in his world, both light and dark, and his role in saving his friends, siblings, and the entire planet from the influence of evil.

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About Tracy

Author of MG Fantasy Fiction.

Tracy Partridge-Johnson writes fantasy books for middle-grade readers aged 9-12 but suitable for people of any age.

As the daughter of an aeronautical engineer and a church organist, Tracy was raised with a deep appreciation for logic and spirituality, while simultaneously embracing a love for the magical and supernatural. These themes inevitably formed the background for her writing and story-telling career.

As a professional artist, Tracy focused most of her energy on a variety of creative endeavors before turning her attention to full-time writing. A person of many passions, Tracy is an entrepreneur and small business-owner, a world-traveler, video-gamer, health-nut, and foodie. She has three adult children and lives happily in a small town on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon with her best friend and life-partner, Jeff.

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