"More power," demands the king. But Melric the magician thinks that the king has quite enough power already. A sinister visitor called Sondrak boasts that he can easily grant the king's wish. But when Melric discovers that Sondrak is an evil sorcerer and up to no good, a dramatic battle follows. "David McKee is a genius." (The Times). "A delight to read for parents and children alike, rich in witty illustration and comic observation." (Daisy Bridgewater, Daily Telegraph).