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The Wizard in Waiting

(The second book in the Pelmen the Powershaper series)
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A new power is stirring...

The Imperial House of Chaomonous was awake again. For a thousand years, while the two-headed dragon barred magic from the Golden Kingdom, the castle had slept. But now the dragon is dead, and the castle has awoken...

The throne has been usurped by Queen Ligne, while the rightful heir, Princess Bronwynn, has been locked in the dungeons. And now - to make matters worse - brutal slaver Admon Faye has invaded its lower depths.

The realm of Lamath is in great tumult. But where is the powershaper, the wizard of ancient magic who could understand its warnings?

Only Pelmen, former Prophet of Lamath, has the ability to restore peace to the land. But he is far away, rehearsing a play to flatter the tyrannical Queen with a troupe of actors.

For the Imperial House and Princess Bronwynn, Pelmen may be the only hope left. But can he answer their prayers in time?

Meanwhile, prisoners of the vicious Queen are sent to the dungeon never return...

With Lamath on the brink of war, the former Prophet Pelmen is faced with his greatest challenge yet!

The Wizard in Waiting is the gripping second book in Robert Don Hughes' Pelmen the Powershaper fantasy series.

Praise for Robert Don Hughes:

"One of the greatest books I have ever read" Goodreads reviewer

"Great plot, great setting, great fictional kingdoms, well developed characters, and a thoroughly enjoyable read!" Amazon reviewer

Dr. Robert Don Hughes (born 1949), is an American educator and writer, author of both mainstream fantasy and science fiction and evangelical non-fiction. Born within a mile of the beach in California, he now teaches missions, evangelism, world religions and apologetics at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, Kentucky. He spent two terms as a missionary in Africa, first in Zambia and then Nigeria. He regularly assists churches as interim pastor or revival leader. He's better known on the Internet as the author of such fantasy and science fiction novels as The Prophet of Lamath and The Eternity Gene.

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

May 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Pelman #02: The Wizard in Waiting, Book 2
Author(s): Robert Don Hughes
ISBN: 0-345-01112-0 / 978-0-345-01112-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
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August 1987 : UK Paperback

Title: Wizard in Waiting (Pelmen the Powershaper)
Author(s): Robert Don Hughes
ISBN: 0-00-617344-6 / 978-0-00-617344-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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February 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Wizard in Waiting: (#2)
Author(s): Robert Don Hughes
ISBN: 0-345-34602-5 / 978-0-345-34602-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Wizard in Waiting (Del Rey Fantasy)
Author(s): Robert Don Hughes
ISBN: 0-345-28574-3 / 978-0-345-28574-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Wizard in Waiting (Pelmen the Powershaper Book 2)
Author(s): Robert Don Hughes
Publisher: Endeavour Venture
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