The Alternative Harry Potter Story the 1990’s Generation Should Have Read

Cover of "The Wizard"

Cover of The Wizard

If you wanted to know what story the world could have been reading IF Harry Potter had never been published or it was rejected by the general public, then look no further than here.

Here is a short list of what the story looks like:

Emerald Magic; also known as the Harry Potter story of the 1990s

Written in 1987
Published in 1989
Titled “Emerald Magic”

Five books published in total
Published 1990-1995
part of a series titled “Legend of the Wizard

Written by Cameron Quigley

Book titles: Emerald Magic, Crystal Gold, Mystic Infinity, Stony Seas, and Eternal Realm

Centers on a 12-year-old boy named Caleb Ketterbridge
Has Asperger’s, family keeps him isolated, he has no friends
During a stormy night, his parents are slain and Caleb is kidnapped
Caleb ends up at Castlehead Academy of Magic outside of Bavaria

Caleb finds out that his parents aren’t his real parents; his true parents are fairies
He makes new friends and begins his education

A mystery surrounding his birth surfaces
Caleb sets off to solve the mystery and find his parents
An evil wizard plots to kidnap Caleb and use him for his own gains
Caleb is rumored to be a powerful fairy who could save the fairy kingdom from doom
Caleb must decide to use his new-found powers for good or evil

“The Emerald Magic” becomes a bestseller and it produced four sequels
It also became a hit movie in 1998, which is now a cult classic

Well, as soon as I have the story put together, I’ll post it here.


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