Apprentice Needed (Wizard for Hire #2) by Obert Skye

Ozzy Toffy’s adventure, which began in Wizard for Hire, continues when one dark and windy night, he gets out of bed, jumps out his window, and walks straight into the ocean.

More than ever, Ozzy could really use the services of Rin, the wizard he hired to help find his parents — but Rin is missing, despite Ozzy’s continual attempts to contact him. And Clark, the mechanical bird his father left him, is as peculiar and vain as ever.

When a mysterious package arrives, Ozzy and his good friend Sigi are sure that the plane ticket and thumb drive they find inside are from Rin. Trying to get Clark through security at the airport proves complicated — as most things are with Clark. But when they arrive in New York, they discover there’s even more adventure in store for them.

Will Rin return and save the day? Will Ozzy figure out why he keeps walking into the ocean? Can Sigi find a way to trust her delinquent father? Will someone please appreciate Clark the way he’d like to be appreciated? For once?

Wizard for Hire: Apprentice Needed is a story filled with humor and excitement that shows us the magic in everyday things.

Jan’s Review

I throughly enjoyed this book two i was sucked in right to the very end. I think what draws me in most about this story is the undeniable question is Rin really a wizard. Things always just seem to line up for him and he also really does have a strong belief that his a wizard and ozzy as we find out in this book will be his apprentice. The danger and excitement I served up quite wonderfully in this installment. Each chapter brings up more and more questions. Are Ozzy parents really dead? Why is Ray so determined to hunt ozzy down? Why the heck is Ozzy wanting to take numerous trips into the ocean? Of course also will Rin every actually use magic or just call an Uber instead?

As in the previous book we find out little nuggets about Ozzy family along the way. In this book we are once again teased with the element of if the parents are still living. Second we meet Ozzy grandfather who is one mean grandpa but does give a few more clues about why Ozzy parents left New York in the first place.

All the characters in this second book feel more solid and way more developed then this first book. Clark also has a way bigger hand in moving the story along and at times makes for quite a comedian. The airport scence with the lady was one of the funniest in the book.

We are left with more questions as the book abruptly comes to the end i almost felt like my copy was missing the rest of the story wait it can’t end their. So we are left with an epic cliff hanger and i for one am ready give me book three.

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