HarperCollins (Pymble, NSW), June 2002
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"The most important attribute of a magician is knowledge... Without it his strength is useless." The magicianís eyes flickered to Sonea, "Even if his powers surface of their own accord, he will soon be dead if he does not gain the knowledge of how to control them."
Sonea knows the other novices in the Magiciansí Guild all come from powerful families, but she also knows she can turn to Rothen and Dannyl for help when she needs it. That is, until someone starts spreading malicious rumours about herand Akkarin, the High Lord, steps in.
Promoted to Guild Ambassador, Lord Dannyl leaves for the Elyne court. His first order from Administrator Lorlen is to resume, in secret, High Lord Akkarinís long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge. Not knowing the true reason for his journey, Dannyl is soon facing unexpected dangers.
Meanwhile, Sonea has almost forgotten the High Lordís dark secret, but keeping the truth hidden may be a grave mistake...
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