Roddy Hyde is the daughter of two Court wizards, living in a world of magic, pageantry and ritual. She travels with the King’s Progress, ready to take part in whatever ceremony is required. Nick Mallory’s world seems quite ordinary – which isn’t surprising, because it’s plain old Earth. So when he finds himself suddenly in Roddy’s world, he thinks it’s a dream come true. But the Merlin expires and a new one takes his place and that’s when things start going wrong. Roddy needs help, and it seems that Nick is the answer to the problems.