This book included 3 unrelated stories: The Conjuror's Game, The Candle Man, and Fintan's Tower. All of the stories have a fantastical element and are set in England. In the Conjuror's Tale, Luke has his warts cured by a mystic man who warns him to stay away from the Greenmere marsh. Luke follows him to find a hidden world in the hillside where he sees a board for a game not unlike chess with black ravens on one side and golden men and women on the other. In the middle, a fantastic gold and black tree was placed. When Luke takes the tree he begins a dangerous game with both sides becoming real and hunting him for the Tree. The second story features Conor and Sarah. Conor's mother owns a a pub near the river and has a mysterious man come to play his fiddle. Meurig's has recently returned to take his place as a watcher over the river. We find that the river is embodied by a spirit who wants a sacrifice. Meurig is also searching for a candle that was lost to him that he believes contains his soul. When the river steals the candle, Conor and Sarah must help Meurig to retrieve it before it is too late for the people in the area and for Meurig, for if the candle burns down, he will die. The third story has Jamie follow 3 men through a secret door in the library to see the Name in the Book. When he looks at the book, he finds his name within and the book "speaks" to him through words and pictures. Two sides want Jamie and the book to help them to get to Fintan's Tower to rescue the Prisoner. Jamie and his sister Jennie must decide who they can trust and what they should do in the Otherworld for the Prisoner. These were delightful and creative tales and I hope that I can find other books by the author to try out.