A glorious new fantasy from an award-winning author. The story is narrated by two very different teenagers, who each inhabit two extraordinarily different worlds.
Arianrhod (or Roddy, as she prefers to be called) Hyde's world is very much the world of magic, pageantry and ritual, not unlike Britain in King Arthur's day. Roddy is the daughter of two court wizards and therefore part of the King's Progress, travelling round the Isles of Blest and ready to take part in whatever ritual or ceremony is required, as it occurs. Presiding over all, the most important person is the Merlin, who is entrusted with the magical health of the Isles of Blest.
Nick Mallory's world is much more familiar - at least, it starts off that way. But it soon transpires that Nick's not quite the ordinary 15-year-old he seems, as he slips sideways into something like a dream - but in fact is another world entirely. Nick's been in other worlds before, although never alone, and he's a confident type. Maybe a bit too confident . . .