Kirkus Reviews

A mix of mathematics, sorcery and heroism that’s not to be missed. - Kirkus Review

West’s debut middle-grade novel asks: What happens when a young girl finds herself in a city governed by magic and math?  CONTINUE READING . . . 

An ideal read for middle-graders who like plenty of magic and adventure. - Kirkus Review

West (Libellus de Numeros, 2014) returns with another historical YA novel in his series about young Alex and her continuing adventures in a magical world. CONTINUE READING . . . 

Beaucoup magic and entertainment with just the right amount of educational value. - Kirkus Review

This third installment of a middle-grade fantasy series finds a girl and a city threatened by a wizard wielding a powerful and potentially deadly weapon.  CONTINUE READING . . . 

Reader's Favorite Reviews

There is nothing like learning you can perform magic to make learning math more fun! That’s exactly what Alexandria Grate discovers after falling out of a storage closet in school into a strange, new world and becoming a student of Archimedes in Libellus de Numeros: Magicae Mathematica Book 1 by Jim West. CONTINUE READING . . . 

Circulus de Potentia is a magical children’s fantasy adventure written by Jim West, and it forms book two of the Magicae Mathematica series. In a world where magic is derived from the archaic patterns and symbols of Latin and Mathematics, our young hero Alex has already been through plenty of adventures with the great Archimedes (see book one, Libellus de Numeros).  CONTINUE READING . . . 

Divide et Impera by Jim West is a compelling entry in the Magicae Mathematica series, a Latin title reminiscent of the strategy used by most colonial powers to control their colonies. “Divide and Rule” seems to be the strategy through which Yrral wants to rule the City, but he is hardly aware of the challenges that could come by sharing responsibility. CONTINUE READING . . .