The Magestone Author:Andre Norton & Mary Schaub They were sworn enemies compelled to join forces against a greater foe... — Mereth, a 75-year-old woman from the Dales, has traveled to the famed archives at Lormt in search of her heritage. She was hoping to learn both her father's identity and the origin of an unusual jewel her mother had once given to her as a betrothal gift-an ancient stone t... more »hat was stolen long ago.
Kasarian, a nobleman of Alizon, has come to Lormt unintentionally-through a glowing portal he'd found in the lowest levels of his castle.
The two had no reason to trust one another. Magic was a way of life in the Dales while the Alizonders abhorred it, and the two lands had been at war for a millennium. Yet Mereth and Kasasian discovered they had a great deal in common-and a reason to join forces.
For Kasarian was desperate to thwart the schemes of one of his countrymen, and an ambitious tyrant who was plotting to seize control of Alizon through an alliance with the dark wizards of Escore. And the key to his success was a strange magical device the mages possessed-Mereth's long-lost magestone.« less