Randal, the wizard at Queen Diamante’s court, accompanies his best friend, Lys, to a singing contest at the invitation of King Torc of the frozen North. But Randal’s presence is clearly not welcome. What is the secret that the king is hiding? And what is the source of mysterious magic that Randal can feel as he draws closer to the king’s homeland?
James D. Macdonald (born 1954) is an American author and critic who lives in New Hampshire with his wife and frequent collaborator, Dr. Debra Doyle. He works in several genres, concentrating on fantasy, but also writing science fiction, and mystery and media tie-ins.
Photo: Debra Doyle and Jim MacDonald, fantasy and science fiction authors, at Readercon 2007. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.