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?
Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald are an accomplished husband and wife team who together and separately have written a number of fantasy and science fiction titles for adults, teenagers and children. They currently live in New Hampshire.