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The Merlin Club
The Merlin Club Series
Magical Assassins Target the Heir to the British Throne
Can England’s Wizards Stop them in Time?
England, 1679. Magically Gifted former soldier Simon Grayson learns Dutch traders in league with their own Gifted are plotting against James, Duke of York, brother and heir to King Charles II. Simon takes his concerns to Richard Mainwaring, Lord Hawkstowe, who is also Gifted and a friend of the king. They resolve to defend the duke despite the ancient compact that bars Europe’s Gifted from using their magic against each other for national gain. When fighting magic, Simon and Richard believe, one must use magic or lose.
Unfortunately, unGifted, including the king and his family, cannot know about magic. Richard assembles a small cadre of loyal wizards as a guard. With plotters in the palace, everyone they can’t personally vouch for must be suspect, so Richard persuades the king and his brother to let Simon lead their group in protecting the duke and his duchess. With Lady Verity Conisbrough, a Gifted lady in waiting to the Duchess of York, the magical allies close ranks around the royal family. Yet they must keep their efforts secret from the mages governing Conclave. Can they unmask the plotters before a royal murder throws England into turmoil?
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