Tessa McMillan


Excellent, Intermediate, Fantasy, Magic, Potions, Friendships, Betrayal

Document Type

Book Review


Life has somewhat calmed down for Gordy and his friends since stopping Esmeralda from overthrowing B.R.E.W. (Board of Ruling Elixirists Worldwide). Because of his potion-mixing skills, Gordy is working on becoming an Elixirist. While concocting his potions, Gordy goes into a hypnotic state or “Blind Batching” and unknowingly creates some destructive brews. As a result, Gordy’s mother loses her job at B.R.E.W., and its Chamber President puts a warrant out for Gordy’s arrest. Meanwhile, Gordy’s grandfather, Mezzarix, teams up with a new evil order that wants to destroy B.R.E.W. and take the Vessel, a chalice that gives B.R.E.W its power. After B.R.E.W’s headquarters is annihilated by Mezzarix’s new gang, Gordy and his family leave to protect the Vessel. However, a friend in their ranks betrays everyone by joining Mezzarix and taking the Vessel. Fleeing with their lives, Gordy and his family go into hiding.