Simeon Runciman is a firework maker who used to be a dark magician - a difficult man with a dangerous past. His son, Casimir, has always known part of the truth about him. When Simeon's enemy, the sinister magician, Circastes, reappears in their lives intent on revenge, Casimir is caught in a web of murder, deceit and magic. Forced to fight for his own survival, Casimir must also confront the harsh truth of who his father is and what he has done, as well as the real nature of the magic that he wields.
©2002 Natalie Jane Prior (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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