The Merlin Conspiracy
When the Merlin of Blest dies, everyone thinks it's a natural death. But Roddy and Grundo, two children traveling with the Royal Court, soon discover the truth. The Merlin's replacement and other courtiers are scheming to steal the magic of Blest for their own purposes. Roddy enlists the help... show more
When the Merlin of Blest dies, everyone thinks it's a natural death. But Roddy and Grundo, two children traveling with the Royal Court, soon discover the truth. The Merlin's replacement and other courtiers are scheming to steal the magic of Blest for their own purposes. Roddy enlists the help of Nick, a boy from another world, and the three turn to their own impressive powers. The dangers are great, and if Roddy, Grundo, and Nick cannot stop the conspirators, the results will be more dreadful than they could possibly imagine.
Publish date: May 11th 2004
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Magids (#2)
This book was... okay. Decidedly, deeply, unarguably okay. Not disappointing, not wonderful, just okay.I love much of Jones' work, and to be fair, there are bits of this I loved. But there was just too much... easy? Too much easy. Too much people just happening upon things you knew would be plot poi...
Roddy Hyde is the daughter of two court wizards, on the King's Progress she lives with the court and with travelling all the time. Presiding over all is the Merlin, a honorary title for the most powerful wizard, a person who is entrusted with the magical health of the Isles of the Blest. Nick Mall...
DWJ Book Toast, #15Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite fantasy authors, growing up and now, and I was saddened by the news of her death. I can't say I'm overcome with emotion - as personal as some of her work is to me, its not like I knew her after all - but I wish I could put into words how I f...
Love Diana Wynne Jones, and a bad DWJ is still better than a poke in the eye, but this wasn't her best work. Still filled with fun stuff - I absolutely love the apologetic elephant and the cantankerous goat, the canyon world is brill and I really like Roddy and Nick and Grundo a lot. But the plot r...
Well, apart from humerous little side adventures, including the Izzys, this novel was a mess. It was disconnected and disjointed, skipping from one viewpoint to another, one time to another and from world to world, without much of a conclusion. Or any resolution for the main players, except maybe Gr...