Way back when they were in wizards' school together, Elerius was the best student the teachers had ever seen, but Daimbert barely managed to get out with a diploma after all that embarrassment with the frogs.
Now the old Master of the school is dying, and Elerius is ready to succeed. If his plans go well, he'll not just be in charge of institutionalized wizardry, but of all western castles, cities, farms, even churches. Once messy individual initiative is eliminated, everything will be run perfectly.
Only Daimbert can make the world safe for mediocrity--but how can he oppose the best wizard of his, or any, generation? He will have to find a solution somewhere, even it takes him through Hell...
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