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Sam Kemi is off on another Hunt around the world, chasing secret potions and magic diaries in the second novel of the “charming and humorous” (Kirkus Reviews) Potion Diaries series.

After winning the Wilde Hunt, things are looking up for Sam Kemi and her family’s potion business—until suddenly they aren’t...

When someone goes after her grandfather, stealing his memories and priceless knowledge, the Kemi’s Potion Shop is forced to close and Sam is left scrambling for answers—without her grandfather’s help. Part of Ostanes’s mind is trapped in those memories, and without them he’s lost and confused. And the more time passes, the worse his condition becomes.

Hoping to reverse the effect of dark potions on the body, someone is looking for the recipe for aqua vitae—an elixir that can cure any illness—lost in the pages of an old Kemi family diary. But aqua vitae could also be the key to bringing her grandfather back, and that’s all Sam really wants. Determined to find Ostanes’s memories and the recipe first, Sam finds herself on the most important and perilous Hunt of her life.



Welcome to the Wilde Hunt Theories forums—home of all Wilde Hunt discussion on the World Wide Web. Rules are simple: no anonymous posting, no revealing any personal information, and no unverified links. Mods’ decisions are final. Thank you—the WHT Mods.

**NOTE TO ALL NEW MEMBERS: This subforum is for the exclusive discussion of the KEMI family and their history as relating to the Wilde Hunt. Any posts relating to ZOROASTER CORP, the PATELS, the CRUICKSHANKS, the MENZOAS, or any other alchemists in Nova will be moved to the appropriate subforum. Respect all the forum members and HAPPY HUNTING.**

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[STICKY POST] AlchemyRox21 asks: What is the greatest KEMI accomplishment? Please be prepared to back up with historical evidence.

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[Most recent] Conspirator2561 says: I get all your points but I still don’t think we can dismiss Cleo Kemi outright. Her journal might be missing but primary sources from that time confirm she has a strong history of innovating potions.

[STICKY POST] OrdinaryRelicHunter asks: Does SAM KEMI have a Royal Commission? Could there be more to her friendship with the princess . . .

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[Most recent] PixiDust3 says: Whether she’s getting help or not, don’t we feel like the princess should be married by now? Any sympathy I had for her following the last Wilde Hunt is evaporating the longer she willingly keeps the country in danger.

[NEW POST] KemiObsessed88 says: SAM KEMI to appear on Good Morning Kingstown at 08:00, alongside Princess Evelyn and Zain Aster. Don’t miss it!

[NEW POST] OrdinaryRelicHunter says: BREAKING NEWS. A source in Zambi has claimed that Emilia Thoth has escaped from her holding cell while awaiting trial. (Mods, feel free to move or delete this if it is irrelevant.)

About The Author

Amy Alward is a Canadian author living in London who fits writing in around her work as editorial director for one of the UK’s leading children’s publishers. The Oathbreaker’s Shadow and The Shadow’s Curse are her first two books, published under her maiden name, Amy McCulloch. She lives life in a continual search for adventure, coffee, and really great books. Visit her at or on Twitter @Amy_Alward.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 18, 2016)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481443814
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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