"The Sacred Artifact," the second book in the middle grade fantasy Young Alchemist series, follows fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his teacher, Cornelius, on an exciting adventure to uncover the secrets of a mysterious artifact. With the help of witty archer Audrey Clife, they trek across dangerous lands, compete in a cutthroat tournament, and reunite with old friends. Eventually, they arrive at the very place where alchemy started, hoping a wise, ancient alchemist named Quintus can shed light on the mysteries of the artifact.
The artifact is revealed to be more powerful than anticipated, and they soon discover it had a role in the origins of alchemy itself. But they aren’t the only ones seeking to uncover the artifact’s secrets. Can Craig, Audrey, and Cornelius unravel the mystery of the artifact before it falls into the wrong hands? It’s a race against time with the fate of the world at stake, and everyone involved is willing to risk it all.