By Diana Wynne Jones
The difficulty began while Howard Sykes got here domestic from college and located the "goon" sitting within the kitchen. He acknowledged he'd been despatched through Archer. yet who was once Archer? It needed to do with the 2,000 phrases that Howard's writer father had did not carry.
It quickly grew to become transparent not just that Archer sought after these phrases, yet that his wizard siblings, Hathaway, Dillian, Shine, Torquil, Erskine, and Venturus, may additionally visit any lengths to get them.
even though every one wizard governed a bit of town, she or he was once a prisoner in it. each one suspected that one in all them held the key at the back of the phrases, and that mystery was once the foremost to their freedom. Which one in every of them used to be it? The Sykes kinfolk turn into pawns within the wizards' struggle to win their freedom, wrest keep an eye on from each other, and fan out to rule the realm.
Diana Wynne Jones skillfully publications the reader via a riveting, twisty plot, with pleasing surprises at each remarkable flip. an exhilarating technology fiction experience the place, fortunately, not anything is what it first seems.
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