By Diana Wynne Jones
For aeons the mages of Arth, a neighbouring universe, were looting Earth of rules, options 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 really is as much as the hoop, a mystery society of witches and warlocks devoted to the continuance and health and wellbeing 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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She kept her attention on it and on those young, prowling anxiously over what she could see of her handiwork, testing its links, watching for him to try to invade it. Laughably, she had forgotten to ward herself in the slightest. The High Head soon found that, provided he was very cautious and quiet, he could use the wild one just as he had used the young. She was a good deal more informative too, because she was to some extent in her sister's confidence. But she was touchy. She tended to become aware of him if he tried to direct her thoughts in any way though, so far, she had never connected his presence with "Earth Angel' and he found it best to nudge up to her, make the most tenuous of contacts, and then hope she would think of what he wanted her to.
He was careful not to promise that the agent could then come home, although he was well aware that he left the agent with that impression. Such prevarications were a regrettable necessity. He cut the agent off, still grumbling, and turned to the second one, the one set to monitor the most important male mageworker. He had far less hope of anything concrete from this one. The inescapable fact that the Brotherhood of With was an all-male company made it impossible to place this agent as a lover. This male mageworker was decidedly heterosexual.
The horror of it was that she clearly knew Mark was allowing Paulie to do this to him.
A Sudden Wild Magic by Diana Wynne Jones