Three stories of power, innocence, and magic.
Kinzel the Foolish: Meet Kinzel, 'prentice to Mad Siljan the herb lady. Not quite the village fool. Not quite. And does it take a fool, or a wise child, to bargain with a unicorn?
Kinzel the Innocent: Against his master's -- and his own! -- expectation, Kinzel has won a wizard's staff, and, having done so, he can no longer stay in his master's house. So, he sets to see the world, finding it as wondrous as the world seems to find him. It's a good life, but it may be a short one, for Kinzel has made powerful enemies.
Kinzel the Arbiter: Two wealthy townsmen vie for the affections -- and the gifts -- of the grey crow. But to whom does the crow belong? That is the question the traveling wise man Kinzel is called upon to decide.