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Publisher's Summary

Mangus has been under house arrest for confessing to be a magician, and he cannot imagine why the king is calling for him. But magic is exactly what the king needs. He wants Mangus to free his daughter from the torment of a terrifying ghost. Mangus's life will depend on his success.

©2010 Scholastic, Inc (P)2010 Scholastic, Inc

Critic Reviews

"Taut and suspenseful, this vivid mystery set in an imaginary kingdom of Renaissance Italy is vintage Avi....With snappy dialogue, nonstop action and lavishly embroidered period backdrops, this will please the author's fans and may well win over some new ones." (Publishers Weekly)

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