If you die in a dream, do you die for real? It seems like it. John B. Stewart and his friends answer a call for help from Scotland - home of strong spirits of more than one kind.
Someone is using a remarkable power to gain a different sort of power. Is John B.'s dubious magic enough to stop someone who can kill people while they sleep? And what secrets do the three old sisters know?
THE SPIRITS OF SRON DUBH
The Dubious Magic series chronicles the adventures of John B. Stewart. Seemingly a fairly average Public Servant in Australia's capital, he runs his head into a poker machine in a moment of Scotch-fuelled silliness. The impact wakes a strange power apparently lying dormant in him - his spoken wishes start coming true, often in ways that resemble unlikely coincidences.
It doesn't entirely make his life easier, although he does get to leave his unappealing job and travel the world. With the power comes unexpected responsibilities as he encounters sorcerers, demons, mad scientists and others with strange abilities and dark ambitions. The truth, of who and what John B. Stewart really is, lies in antiquity, and finding it may be a perilous journey for the unlikely wizard and those he loves.