The islands of Blest keep the balance of magic in half the multiverse. If something goes wrong with the magic on Blest, it will have a ripple effect on many other worlds. Something is about to go wrong …

It all begins when the Mer

The islands of Blest keep the balance of magic in half the multiverse. If something goes wrong with the magic on Blest, it will have a ripple effect on many other worlds. Something is about to go wrong …

It all begins when the Merlin of Blest dies of a heart attack. Or was he murdered by sorcery?

Two friends, Roddy and Grundo, suspect a conspiracy, but no adult will believe them. When a boy from another world, Nick, blunders into the trouble on Blest, Roddy tries to enlist his help. But what can three children who are just discovering their magical talents do against the new Merlin, the Earthmistress, and the dark powers they're calling up? The dangers are great, and if Roddy, Grundo, and Nick fail to stop the conspirators before they disrupt the balance of magic, the results will be far more far-reaching and destructive than they can imagine.

Diana Wynne Jones masterfully weaves mystery, intrigue, and, most of all, magic into a complex plot that's full of twists and surprises. In this astonishing novel, the characters' actions have unexpected consequences, and nothing in the multiverse is as it first seems ...

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Ha scritto il 08/03/11
One of those rare cases where the re-read is better than the first time!
I had a misty but not so good memory of this book, and I seriously cannot understand why! Good and mostly likeable characters, usual-but-not-quite multiverse setting, many t
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Ha scritto il 20/09/08
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I've forgotten that I've read this before! Does this mean that this book is forgettable? I've thought it through and I think that it's probably because this book is to busy! There's so many things going on with so many different characters in so many ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 10/12/06
An okay young adult fantasy. I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped - I'd have rather have read about Nick than Roddy - but it wasn't bad and it had its very inventive moments.

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