I saw a dark space open in front of me and someone came stumbling from around a corner towards me. The first thing I noticed about this person was that he had a little blue flame sitting on his forehead. "Oh good," I said.
"You're a wizard."
Roddy Hyde lives in a world of magic, pageantry and
ritual. The daughter of two court wizards, she travels with the King's Progress, ready to take part in whatever ceremony is required, as it occurs. Presiding over all is the Merlin, who is entrusted with the magical health of the Isles of Blest. Nick Mallory's world seems quite ordinary in comparison - which isn't surprising because it's plain old Earth. But Nick's been on other worlds before and he's desperate to explore more, so when he finds himself suddenly elsewhere, it is a dream come true, literally. In Roddy's world, the current Merlin expires and one takes his place. Yet something is wrong - and it seems that only Nick tan help. As their stories unfold side by side, the Merlin Conspiracy deepens...