The Merlin Conspiracy

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HarperCollins, May 11, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 480 pages
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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.

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Great interweaving plot, and fun characters. - Goodreads
I felt the ending was a bit abrupt, though. - Goodreads
It has a very elaborate and intriguing plot. - Goodreads

Review: The Merlin Conspiracy (Magids #2)

User Review  - ThrowsBookAtWall_WHY - Goodreads

Did anyone else see the faces on the cover? Alright, that aside this was a brilliant book. I really enjoyed the characters, who were both very distinct in the way they narrated and the actions they ... Read full review

Review: The Merlin Conspiracy (Magids #2)

User Review  - Jenn DeMent - Goodreads

I absolutely love Diana Wynne Jones! Chrestomanci was my introduction to her work, and she's not disappointed with any of her other works. If you've never read DWJ before, be aware that you can NEVER ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards—and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter—her books were filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy. In addition to being translated into more than twenty languages, her books have earned a wide array of honors—including two Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honors and the Guardian Award—and appeared on countless best-of-the-year lists. Her best-selling Howl's Moving Castle was made into an animated film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki and was nominated for an Academy Award. Diana Wynne Jones was also honored with many prestigious awards for the body of her work. She was given the British Fantasy Society's Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999 for having made a significant impact on fantasy, and she won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Fantasy Convention in 2007.

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