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The Merlin Conspiracy

(2003)
(The second book in the Magids series)
A novel by

 
 
A glorious new fantasy from an award-winning author. The story is narrated by two very different teenagers, who each inhabit two extraordinarily different worlds. Arianrhod Hyde's world (or Roddy, as she prefers to be called) is very much the world of magic, pageantry and ritual. Not unlike Britain in King Arthur's Day, Roddy is daughter of two Court Wizards and therefore part of the King's Progress, travelling round the Islands of Blest and ready to take part in whatever ritual or ceremony is required, as it occurs. Presiding over all, the most important person is the Merlin, who is entrusted with the magical health of the Isles of Blest. Nick Mallory's world is much more familiar - at least, it starts off being our own. But it soon transpires that Nick's not quite the ordinary 15 year old he seems, as he slips sideways into something he thinks is a dream - but in fact is another world entirely. Now, Nick's been on other worlds before (although never alone) but he's a confident type. Maybe a bit too confident... In Roddy's world, the current Merlin expires and a new one takes his place. Yet something is wrong - the rituals have been upset and nothing is going the way it should. Roddy needs help, and certain powers indicate that Nick is to be the one to help her. And Nick is cool about helping her - in theory... but it's a bit worrying that she seems to mistake him for a magic-user. Their stories unfold, side-by-side, each part leading into the next, and the Merlin Conspiracy thickens as the tales swirl around each other - twining, meeting and affecting each other, yet never completely combining until the very end chapters when all is finally revealed. Compelling, howlingly funny in places, mind-boggling - this is going to WOW DWJ fans all around the world (and probably in other universes too).

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

December 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-00-750845-X / 978-0-00-750845-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 1-4352-8743-6 / 978-1-4352-8743-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
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August 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-606-30679-X / 978-0-606-30679-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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May 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 1-4176-2700-X / 978-1-4176-2700-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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March 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-00-715141-1 / 978-0-00-715141-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-06-052318-2 / 978-0-06-052318-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow
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April 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-06-052319-0 / 978-0-06-052319-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy (Magids)
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-00-750776-3 / 978-0-00-750776-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy (Magids)
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-06-052320-4 / 978-0-06-052320-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE MERLIN CONSPIRACY
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-00-715140-3 / 978-0-00-715140-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Voyager
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April 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-00-716361-4 / 978-0-00-716361-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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Audio Editions

April 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN: 0-00-716110-7 / 978-0-00-716110-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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December 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Collins Voyager
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September 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Merlin Conspiracy (Magids Book 2)
Author(s): Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Availability: Amazon