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Sorcerer Merlin, son of Corwin, has been kidnapped and left alone in a cavern of blue stone that prevents him from using his magical abilities. He eventually breaks free, and pursues his ex-girlfriend Julia's killer. Luke, Merlin's former friend and the man who trapped him in the blue caverns, is involved in Julia's death and the repeated attempts on Merlin's life in some way, but the specifics are unknown.
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Merlin is in a very special position, as he is descended from the royalty of both Chaos and Order, and can use the powers of both (the Pattern of Order, and the Logrus of Chaos). As he tracks down the unknown hand behind Julia's death, Merlin begins to realize that his troubles are only a part of a larger conflict between the forces of Order and Chaos.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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