The Wizard's Promise by Cliff Mcnish is the third book in the series of the Doomspell trilogy where a great wizard makes a promise to three children whose names are Morpeth, Eric and Rachel. The promise is to help them in war against the Griddas, which the witches foolishly released in book two, The Scent of Magic.
The book is an excellent thriller and starts when the Griddas kill the witches. The leader of the Griddas called Gultrathaca, flies to earth to capture Eric and Rachel and take them back with her to Ool, a place where the witches once ruled but were destroyed by the Griddas. There, Gultrathaca tries many times to kill Rachel but Rachel's magic helps her to survive the hundreds of Griddas she is up against.
Eric on the other hand can destroy spells but not make them. Gultrathaca tests Eric and they find that he can detect things from a huge distance. She asks him if he could detect a prison world where she said the rest of the Griddas were. She was lying because in fact the world was not a Gridda world but a wizard world called Orin Fen.
Gultrathaca and her army fly through space with Eric in her arms. He tells them the way but he has his own plan. He plans to use his anti-magic to destroy the Griddas. He can do this because the Griddas live on magic and if Eric destroys their magic he would kill them.
The end is just as good as the beginning but I'm not going to tell you about it. Read the book!
I think that this book is extremely gripping and I read it numerous times. It has a great plot and has loads of magic in it. The characters are interesting and some have senses of humour. I think this book is well worth reading and is certainly my favourite story. I hope you enjoy reading it!
James Pearce (11)