"Stealer of Souls"
is a short story featuring Chrestomanci
Set after both Charmed Life
and The Magicians Of Caprona
, this story features Cat Chant
, the newest nine-lifed enchanter
, and Tonino Montana
of The Magicians Of Caprona
fame, when Tonino visits England for Chrestomanci to examine his talents. The two boys have to face a dangerous magical adversary in the fearsome and ageless Neville Spiderman
(the Stealer of Souls) as well as learn to be friends. They come up on Neville Spiderman while he is trying to magick the lifes out of the previous Chrestomanci, Gabriel de Witt
in order to fuel his mad bid for ultimate power over all enchanters.
It was first published in Mixed Magics, and was shortly thereafter also published by itself as a very small and inexpensive book for those who already owned the other stories in Mixed Magics.