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Deep Secret is a novel.

See also Deep Secret (spoilers).

Synopsis

Rupert Venables, a Magid, must juggle finding a new apprentice with solving the mystery of the lost heir(s) of the Koryfonic Empire a few worlds over.

He has the help of the ghost of his own mentor, Stan Churning, who is haunting his car and listening to Scarlatti. He has a list of 5 possible candidates but none of them sound very promising. He has a hightly frustrating experience when attempting to meet the most likely, Maree Mallory. He crosses her off the list and arranges to meet the rest at a science fiction convention in a labyrinthine hotel complex.

Although magically excluded, Maree shows up, attending the con with her uncle, sci-fi author Ted Mallory, his unpleasant wife Janine Mallory, and her younger cousin Nick Mallory. All the madness of a sci-fi convention combines with magical misbehaviour to cause a truly chaotic job for Rupert who has more on his hands with the candidates than he bargained for.

Characters

Magids and their Associates Rupert Venables, Will Venables, Simon Venables, Stan Churning, Andrew Connick, Zinka

Magid Candidates and their Associates Maree Mallory, Nick Mallory, Janine Mallory Ted Mallory, Tansy-Ann Fisk,Mervin Thurless, Kornelius Punt, Milan Gabrelisovic Mrs Nuttall, Derek Mallory, Robbie?, Davina?, [Aunt Irene]?

Koryfonic Empire Knarros?, Koryfos?, [Timos IX]?, Aglaia-Ualaia?, Timotheos?, Dakros?, Jeffros?, [Lady Alexandra]?, Jaleila?, Rob?, Kris?

PhantasmaCon? [Gram White]?, Wendy?, Odile?, [Alfred Douglas]?, [Rick Corrie]?, [Maxim Hough]?, [Tina Gianetti]?

Settings

Cambridge, Bristol, PhantasmaCon?, Koryfonic Empire, Thalangia, Thule, Babylon.

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