Deep Secret


Author: Diana Wynne Jones

JONES, Diana Wynne. Deep Secret. London: Victor Gollancz [1997]. 8vo, 383pp. Maroon cloth with spine stamped in gold. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

First edition. The first book of two book in Diana Wynne Jones’ Magids series. All over the multiverse the Magids, powerful magicians, are at work to maintain the balance between positive and negative magic, for the good of all. Rupert Venables is the junior Magid assigned to Earth is suddenly up to his neck in trouble when his senior Magid dies and he has to find a new junior. He thinks his problems are solved when he discovers he can meet all five of the potential Magids on Earth by attending one SF convention in England. However, the convention hotel sits on a nexus of the multiverse – and Rupert soon finds that all to many other forces are in play!