By Diana Wynne Jones
For aeons the mages of Arth, a neighbouring universe, were looting Earth of principles, suggestions and applied sciences, the entire whereas manipulating occasions and growing devastating catastrophes for his or her personal edification. Now this brazen piracy is threatening Earth with overall extinction. it's as much as the hoop, a mystery society of witches and warlocks devoted to the continuance and health of mankind, to struggle the virtuous, unbendingly conventional stronghold of Arth with an arsenal of mental sabotage, inner dissension -- and kamikaze intercourse ...
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They were disposed to like the High Head too. They thought of him as "Earth Angel," and they treated him with trust. Then their usefulness had ended abruptly. The High Head had moved in on them as usual one day on a routine check. And found himself confronted with a sudden wild magic, passionate and strong. It was partly taught enough to be conscious of itself but hardly tamed, and it flung fluctuations all over the Wheel with a force that a full-blooded gualdian could hardly have equalled. " it blazed at him.
T know the rules have already been read to you, so I won't bore you with them again. I would just like to impress on you that these rules are here to be kept. " His eyes passed on to the gualdian lad, standing gawkily beside the centaur. The boy looked like the runt of his race, fragile, white, uncertain. His new uniform stood around him like a drainpipe he had got into by mistake, and chin- high though it was, it somehow revealed that this lad had none of the usual thick body hair. The High Head's eyes moved involuntarily to the boy's feet.
This was the part of the task that she had set herself. As she said, she was the only one among them who was canny enough to watch without letting LaputaBlish suspect it was being watched. And her work bore fruit. One of the first things she was able to report was that there was always at least one observer in Laputa-Blish watching Earth. Often there were many more. They seemed to sit regular watches, and whenever the time came around for a group to be watching Earth, she became fairly sure that at least one was always focused upon the activities of the Ring.