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Publisher's Summary

Tired of the political machinations of his egotistical fellow wizards, Benelaius retires from the College of War Wizards to take up residency in Cormyr, where he lives peacefully until he and his legman, Jasper, are forced to investigate the murder of a messenger from King Azoun.
©1998 TSR, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jake on 01-24-13

A good mystery

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This is Jasper’s story, a young man who becomes a retired magician’s assistant, set in the small town and farming suburbs of a small town. There are some magic and creature scenes but mostly it’s a pretty good mystery with murders to solve. They use mostly detective logic and it is well done.Good characters, kept me guessing, and a good ending. We don't need a sequel to finish the story but another would be welcome.

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5 out of 5 stars
By ben on 04-12-16

Mystery in a fantasy setting

This was a good change from most epic adventures, interesting characters and lots of FR as well as Cormyr setting.

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