Quantum League Book 1: Spell Robbers


>>> UpdateI get a LOT of email and blog comments asking when the second book in the series will be out. I wish I had a definitive answer. I can tell you I’ve written the second book, and my publisher has it, but it’s up to them when it comes out. The best thing to do is to tell your local bookseller you’re ready for it and you want it. <<<

A “high-energy spy story.” – Kirkus

“Kirby infuses this action-packed spy thriller with layers of moral ambiguity… This first book in the Quantum League series provides satisfying partial closure, while intriguing storylines to be developed will leave readers eager for the next installment.” – Publishers Weekly


After Ben Warner is recruited to join a “science camp” led by the eccentric quantum physicist Dr. Madeleine Hughes, he quickly realizes it’s no regular science camp. Along with his new friend, Peter, Ben discovers the secret, powerful art of Actuation–the ability to change reality by simply imagining it differently.

When a mysterious group of men invade Dr. Hughes’s laboratory, abducting her and stealing her precious equipment, Ben and Peter are suddenly caught up in a turf war between dangerous actuators desperate for Dr. Hughes’s innovative technology. And as Ben and Peter are pulled into a perilous, hidden world full of impossibilities now made possible, will their combined powers be enough to save Dr. Hughes and vanquish their enemies before it’s too late?

From Edgar Award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby comes a fast-paced, boldly imagined tale of friendship, deadly adventure, and the infinite power of imagination.

An totally awesome fan-made book trailer:

475 responses to “Quantum League Book 1: Spell Robbers”

  1. I just finished The Quantum League Spell Robbers and I could not put it down. Will there be any revealed secrets from Sasha?

  2. Hello I finoshed this book 4 minutes ago and I flashed to my phone and typed, “Quantum League book 2”!!!
    Im so excited for the 2nd book to come out!!

  3. My son is 8 years old and he discovered his pasion for reading. He just finished reading The Quantum League #1 and started looking for the book # 2 to found out that it hasn’t been published yet. He is so determined to enail the publisher and asked for the second book. In hope they listen. In times when kids just want to play video games, I think that good books like this that keep kids interested and looking for the second, third etc part.. its worth publishing.

  4. Hi Matthew, I asked u before when the second book is coming out and that was a few months ago. I recently checked up on the website with some time between football practice and school and i was wondering if u have gotten any news on the release date of the second book? OH, and do you have a title for the second book yet? Thank you for reading.

  5. Hey! I really want to read the second book. So when it comes out you have to have the third out so I can read it the next day! Keep up writing!

  6. Can you tell us the title? I literally have been waiting for 2 whole years! I love reading your books and my friend and I want to read the Arctic Code!

  7. The Quntum League spell robbers book was the best book I have ever read. Will Ben reattach with his mother and will Sasha parents ever be revealed? Can I now what the title of the 2nd book. Will Ben go back to the league? Pleasure to rite to you and please rite back. Let me know when the 2nd book will be published.

  8. Great book. I love how u end it saying that HE was going to find a way to reattach himself. I’m looking forward to the next books.

    Ohh and btw show your publishers this blog and the comments. We ALL want book 2, no doubt about it! 😉

    I’m one of those kids who play video games all the time. Get me off these dopamine producers. They’re destroying me. Good luck with the book. I’ll cry if I don’t get it. – Not really…

  9. Almost done with spell robbers, so far so awesome was Sasha detached from her parents or are they dead. Why does Peter not miss his parents like Ben dies? Can’t wait for number two!!

  10. Hello Mr. Kirby.

    It’s literally been 2 years since I have read this book and so urgently waiting for book two. My Best friend is dying to read it and he is quite impatient. I’m just curious what happened? And I hope it comes out this year.


  11. I can’t wait for Quantum Leaduge Book 2. I guess with it being 2 years there may be a time jump between last time and now. I am thinking what the book will be like. If the book never gets released I guess the author got killed. I have no idea what is going on but I am thinking of possiblies of what might happen. Right now I’m reading a Minecraft series and I really like it. I like the Quantum Leadge and the Minecraft series

  12. I, myself, am a teenager and I originally bought this book for my 10 year old brother. But I’m in the 10th grade and have read this book about 6 times already. The second book needs to be published soon.

  13. I read this book a while ago, and I cannot wait until the second book in the series comes out. When can I expect to see it in book stores? Thank you for reading, and I hope you reply.

  14. Please finished the second and third book I’ve been waiting for more than 2 years.

  15. The first book was published in 2014, and the sequel still isn’t out? What is this publisher doing?? Sequel needed!!

  16. I absolutely love this book! I read it in second grade, I’m now in 7th, and have been looking for it ever since. I finally found it and have been reading all the time! Can’t wait for book 2!!!!!!!!

  17. ey my man Matthew . When will book two be out or is there is a next one? you pickin up what i’m puttin down

  18. Hey Matthew. Just finished the 1st book. How come there are no sneak peaks for the next book?I already can’t wait for the next book!Will Ben reattach himself? Hope you can get the book published:).

  19. Goodafternoon Matthew, I’m just another fan of your book The Quantum League. Hoping the second book will come out soon because I would love to read it.

  20. It’s been a while since I heard a update from the second book. Is a second book going to be released? Or was it rejected?

  21. I finished reading ‘The Quantum League’ book one and was SO impressed by it. I have pretty much been non-stop looking for the second one’s release date. Also, I think the red-headed guy who broke Ben’a first Locus should be Peter’s father. Just a thought, and KEEP READING KIDS. Just had to get that out. Nice book, bye.

  22. Dear Matthew

    I am a huge fan of your book, and it would be nice if you could update your page when you get news about when it would be in stores. In the end of the book when Ben walks off, it made so mad that I was left on a cliff hanger!???? Please respond soon.

    Your #1 fan,

  23. Dear Matthew

    I am a huge fan of your book, and it would be nice if you could update your page when you get news about when it would be in stores. In the end of the book when Ben walks off, it made so mad that I was left on a cliff hanger!???? Please respond soon.

    Your #1 fan,

  24. I really liked the first book and am doing it as my book report and I am wondering if you by chance know when the second book will come out?

  25. Hi everyone,

    I know you’re all eager to read book 2, and I wish I had news for you. The situation hasn’t changed from the last time I updated you. The 2nd book is written. It’s a mafia story that shows a different side of the criminal underworld. Ben actually finds himself fighting *against* the Quantum League. I really like where the story goes. It hasn’t been rejected, but the truth is, I don’t know when it will be published. My only recommendation is to let your bookstores know you really want it. Unfortunately, the decision is out of my hands.

    If you’re looking for something to read that is similar to The Quantum League, I suggest my new Assassin’s Creed series, LAST DESCENDANTS. It just came out, and I *know* the sequel will be out in January. 🙂

  26. Thank you for responding i like when the author gets back to his readers and i loved the assasins creed book. Are you going to write that second book to the assasins creed book or is anothor author goingto write it. If you know what year the second quantnum league book will come out please post it.

    Keep up the awesome writing 🙂


  27. Read your Quantum league book best book ever wanted to read the second book but I could not find it when will you be publishing the second book would love to read it .

  28. Our son has had a lot of trouble advancing his reading comprehension and retention and have struggled to find him a book that would push him to want to read. We found this exact result from the Quantum League Book #1 and were ecstatic to hear that it would be a series. He just finished he book and we were looking to order the ENTIRE series givin his response. Please please forward theses messages to your publisher so that they can see that there IS a huge market for your books!!

  29. I always wondered, what happened to Sasha? And why does Cameron only activate lightning? And why is the sky blue? Why is grass green? Why are tomatoes a fruit? Will we ever know why Juliet loved Moreo???????

  30. I finished the book the same year as the iron trial another amazing book but not quite as amazing as this book and I just can’t wait until spell robbers 2 comes out

    TELL ME NOW!!!!!!!

  32. The author has already posted (top left of the blog) that the book is already written and the publisher has it. It has no release date; the author asks that you contact your local book shops and ask them to get it in!

    My suggestion to the author is this; If the publisher still has not decided to publish your book within a reasonable amount of time, would you be willing to release it to your fans (of the first novel) in a PDF file? That way, at least those who are begging to read it may have their wish, and spread the word about how fantastic a novel it is, thus helping to get it published in the future. I know my son, for one, would buy it (even after reading it as a PDF) immediately.

    Best Wishes!