Potion Masters: The Seeking Serum Summary
The final adventure in the thrilling Potion Masters trilogy, which tells the story of a secret society of elixirists, B.R.E.W., whose members are responsible for most of the greatest inventions in history and who are battling a covert organization determined to overthrow the potion-making community and control the world.
Gordy’s grandfather, Mezzarix, who is a powerful, evil elixirist, stole the Vessel, the source of power for all potion masters. He fled to Florida to establish a headquarters, declare his manifesto—No More Prisons. No More Rulers. No More Secrets—and launch his final attack. Gordy, an apprentice elixirist, has been hiding in a safe house with his family and friends, but his mom has become increasingly concerned for their safety. Despite her worries, Gordy and his friends enter the underground network known as the Swigs, a haven for renegade potion masters and black-market potions to secure support in the fight against Mezzarix.
Scourges, the name given to potion masters imprisoned by B.R.E.W but who have recently been freed by Mezzarix, attack the Swigs, and Gordy barely escapes with this life. He has to leave his family behind. He heads to the house of his best friend, Max, where his other friends, Sasha and Adilene, join him in making a plan to help find Mezzarix’s secret location.
As the fight intensifies between B.R.E.W and the Scourges, it falls to Gordy and his friends to find Mezzarix and prevent him from corrupting the Vessel, which would plunge the world back into the Dark Ages. With some help from new friends, Gordy realizes it will take a new way of thinking about magic and the art of brewing potions in order to stop his grandfather, save the world, and unite the potion-making community.
The world of Potion Masters is full of fantasy and adventure as Gordy and his friends learn the power of friendship and loyalty, and to trust in their own individual talents.
Potion Masters: The Seeking Serum Review
Gordy has returned for his final adventure in the Potion Masters trilogy by Frank Cole. The Seeking Serum finds Gordy and his sidekick Bolter staying at a safe house. This installment finds Gordy becoming increasingly independent, and in fact, he will spend much of the story away from the help and influence of his parents.
The adventure moves along at a fast pace, keeping readers engaged and on the edge of their seats. In addition, the book is full of surprises, and packed with humor. From fantastical names for protective plants in the first pages, to crazy names and ingredients for their creations and potions, nearly every page has something to make you at least smile, if not laugh out loud.
We learn with Gordy the value of friendship and the importance of good friends. Readers are encouraged both by Coles’ clever writing and Gordy’s adventures to consider the need to think innovatively and creatively, while learning to be thoughtful in decision making.
While the adventures and story in The Seeking Serum are definitely enhanced by reading the first two books in the series, this book can also stand on its own. The Seeking Serum, along with the rest of Frank Cole’s Potion Master trilogy is an excellent addition for readers of middle grade fantasy and adventure. And it’s a great book to add to your family read-aloud collection.
To learn more about the first two books in the Potion Masters trilogy, you can read my review of The Transparency Tonic here.
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