Her Majesty's Wizard Author:Christopher Stasheff Book Club Edition — Matt was sitting in a coffee shop when it happened. One minute he was deciphering strange runes on a scrap of parchment, the next he was in the medieval Europe of an alternate universe--a place where, as he discovered, one could work magic by reciting bits of poetry... — Arrested an imprisoned for sorcery, Matt was brought up ... more »to date on local politics when he accidentally conjured up Stegoman, a drunken yet fair-minded dragon. The greedy Astaulf had just usurped the throne with the help of the evil sorcerer malingo, and because the rightful heir, Princess Alisande, refused to legitimize the usurper's position by marrying him, he'd thrown her into prison.
Though Matt had never before rescued a beautiful princess, he impulsively decided to cast his lot with Alisande. After he magicked them all out of the dungeon, he accepted a position as her official Lord Wizard and they launched a campaign to restore Alisande to the throne. Yet a few doubts still festered within Matt--chief among them: how could he be an effective wizard when he was wstill not at all ready to believe in or trust his own powers?« less