winter of magic's return Author:pamela F. Service No one alive remembers when it was not cold and cloudy all year round. For it is five hundred years since the nuclear holocaust that brought on nuclear winter. Even so, in Britain, humanity has survived, living in a cluster of petty kingdoms. And the children of the rich and powerful of those kingdoms go to Llandoylan School. — It is there that W... more »ellington Jones and Heather McKenna, outcasts among the other children because they are different, befriend Earl Bedwas, a strange and lonely boy with no memory of his past before becoming a school ward. Earl has strange nightmares. And at one point he is drawn into an odd adventure that almost costs his life. Welly and Heather are worried about him.
They are at first glad when a couple arrives claiming to be his relatives. But when Earl says he knows they are not, they believe him and help him flee into the night, before the couple can take him away. Unfortunately what starts out to be a simple stealing away in the night turns out to be much more, and soon all three are deeply involved in the flight.
It is this flight in the night, an encounter with the couple again, and the return of Earl's memory that takes the three on a quest across a land that is beginning to revive after the long winter and beginning to move from an age of science into an age of magic.« less