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The Best Laid Plans

(2015)
(The third book in the Bookworm series)
A novel by

 
 
Elaine and Johan are preparing to leave Golden City, with Daria and the travelers, in order to search for the Witch-King. The Grand Sorceress instructs Inquisitor Cass to help them. But before Elaine can leave she is arrested by two Inquisitors on the orders of the Emperor. When she resists she is hit with a powerful spell that forces her to concentrate all her efforts on protecting her mind from its intrusion. Taken to the palace she finds that the Grand Sorceress has been removed and the Throne has accepted an heir to the Empire. Realizing this has to be the work of the Witch-King, Elaine must defeat the spell that is eating away at her defenses if she is to escape and destroy him. Meanwhile, Johan, Daria, and Cass are trying to find a way to get to Elaine and break her out of the cell in which she is being held.

The Golden City is still widely devastated from the disastrous battle for power that followed the death of the previous Grand Sorcerer. The recent escalating breakdown of social order can only be made worse by the return of an Emperor and the imposition of martial law. The Privy Councillors and Heads of the Great Houses succumb to the power of the new Emperor, as he amasses a huge army. It is up to Elaine and her friends, with some unexpected help, to prevent an all-out war.

The third installment in the Bookworm series, The Best Laid Plans follows immediately from the events in The Very Ugly Duckling, with Elaine and Johan joined by other favorite characters as they try to track down the Witch-King.

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bookworm III: The Best Laid Plans
Author(s): Christopher Nuttall
ISBN: 1-908168-66-8 / 978-1-908168-66-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Elsewhen Press
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bookworm III: The Best Laid Plans: Bookworm Series, Book 3
Author(s): Christopher Nuttall
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bookworm III: The Best Laid Plans: Bookworm Series, Book 3
Author(s): Christopher Nuttall
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bookworm III: The Best Laid Plans: Bookworm Series, Book 3
Author(s): Christopher Nuttall
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bookworm III: The Best Laid Plans
Author(s): Christopher Nuttall
Publisher: Elsewhen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU