"I don't want to be a magician," said Martin.
His mother reacted in the exact way he had predicted: by not reacting at all.
"I want to go into the Boudiccate."
She smiled. "That's no surprise, coming from a son of mine." Cassandra Harwood was the first woman to study magic in Angland. It was only fitting that her son would enter the women's realm of politics.
"I know I shall face ridicule for it," he said. "I know I'll constantly get dismissed and disbelieved."
"You'll go down in history," said Cassandra.
"Just like you. Won't Uncle Jonathan love it?"