Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin

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Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin
Steer - Wizardology - The Secrets of Merlin Coverart.png
First edition cover
Author Dugald Steer
Illustrator Nghiem Ta, Anne Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomic, and Helen Ward
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Ologies series
Subject Magic
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Templar Publishing (UK)
Candlewick Press (US)
Publication date
13 September 2005
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 32 pp (first edition)
ISBN 978-0-7636-2895-6
OCLC 61410085
133.4/3 22
LC Class BF1611 .S796 2005
Preceded by Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris
Followed by Pirateology: A Pirate Hunter's Companion

Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin is a children's book created and published by The Templar Company plc in the UK, and published by Candlewick Press in America in 2005. The book is marketed as having been written by Merlin, and is the third book in the 'Ology series.[1]

Wizardology is filled with useful spells and magical information. There are numerous pockets, flaps, secret codes, and scavenger hunts hidden throughout the book.

The publisher was Dugald Steer, while the book was designed by Nghiem Ta, and features the artwork of Helen Ward, Tomislav Tomic, John Howe, and Anne Yvonne Gilbert.


The book is written by nineteenth century author, wizardologist Merlin purporting to have written the material in ink (needs clarification on what it was actually written in).


  • Chapter I: The Work of a Wizard
  • Chapter II: A Wizard's Map of the World
  • Chapter III: The Master Wizard's Workshop
  • Chapter IV: A Wizard's Robes & Tools
  • Chapter V: Spellcraft
  • Chapter VI: A Wizard's Loyal Familiars
  • Chapter VII: A Wizard's Menagerie of Magical Beasts
  • Chapter VIII: Magical Flight & Flying Carpets
  • Chapter IX: Potions, Healing & Magical Transformations
  • Chapter X: Amulets, Talismans & Magical Items
  • Chapter XI: Divination & Crystal Gazing
  • Chapter XII: Alchemy, Astronomy & the New Sciences
  • Chapter XIII: Famous Wizards of History
  • Conclusion, or The Mystery of Wizardology Revealed and Concealed

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  1. ^ "It's magic!". Publishers Weekly. 2005-10-03. Not just the sales of Dragonology and Egyptology, but also the actual content of Wizardology: The Book of the Serets of Merlin is magic. This third book... follows the same format... 

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