The worst fact about the mess they were in was Kestrel knew it was his own fault. He shouldn't have tried to trick the sorceress Phoebe with a load of worthless wood, or compounded the error by trying to trick the other wizards of their gold. So they were being pursued by eleven angry wizard and uncounted imps, but even so it wasn't fair.
Lyndon Hardy (born 1941) is an author, prankster and grandfather.
He became interested in fantasy while wandering through the fringes of fandom when he was at Caltech. In addition to reading and writing, he has sporadic bursts of enthusiasm for collecting stamps and playing cards. As of yet, he has not figured out a plot line for a stamp collector who saves the world.
While at CalTech, in 1960 he organized and led what has been called the best college prank ever pulled – The Rose Bowl Card Stunt Caper.
He lives with his wife, Joan, in Torrance, California. Together they have two daughters and four living grandchildren.