Hardcover edition of The Journal of Luke Kirby now available to pre-order

Special hardcover edition limited to 200 copies, includes print of new John Ridgway cover art

10 months ago

You can now pre-order the first ever complete collection of The Journal of Luke Kirby, a British comic book series about a young boy wizard that predates Harry Potter by years.

Created by writer Alan McKenzie and artist John Ridgway, The Journal of Luke Kirby was the story of a young British boy who becomes a powerful wizard while having to deal with loss, tragedy, and the challenge of growing up.

It is now available to pre-order in both paperback and a special hardcover edition limited to 200 copies, which will include a numbered black and white A4 print of John Ridgway’s new cover art.

Cider With Rosie meets Harry Potter via John Wyndham and Alan Garner, The Journal of Luke Kirby is a coming-of-age story about power, magic, and family, set in an enchanted rural England.

Sent to stay with his Uncle Elias in the countryside in 1962, Luke discovers the man has magical powers. After their housekeeper is killed by a horrific beast, Elias offers to make Luke his apprentice and teach him the magical arts. Luke is the inheritor of a great magical dynasty and, learning first from his uncle and them a tramp called Zeke, Luke begins to harness his extraordinary powers with the potential to be the greatest alchemist of all – but at what price?