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The Wizard's Dilemma

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Publisher Comments:

Not everything can be fixed with magic--teenage angst, for example. Young wizards Kit and Nita are having such a tough time coping with adolescence that they go their separate ways. Neither wants to call it a breakup, but that's what it seems to be. Heartsick, they throw themselves into their magical studies.

But Nita's work is cut short by bad news: Her mother has cancer, and it looks

incurable--by medical or magical means. Even wizardry is powerless against cancer.

The situation looks hopeless . . . until Nita enters a Faustian bargain with the Lone Power, the source of all death in the universe, the one evil that Nita has dedicated her life to fighting.

Review:

"[T]he fifth in Duane's entertaining series of young wizard novels set in modern times....A bittersweet ending...shows that life and magical powers are more complex than they seem." Ayesha Court, USA Today

Review:

"Duane continues to raise the stakes for her young wizards-in-training....Evocative imagery superbly conveys [Nita's] anguish, determination, rage, and despair....Duane has the gift of presenting spirituality without sectarianism or sentimentality....Powerful and satisfying on many levels." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"A well-crafted plot, occasional dry humor, and appealing main characters will make this novel popular with readers new to the series as well as with Duane's fans." School Library Journal

Review:

"Readers unfamiliar with the first four books in Duane's Young Wizards series might not be as affected by Nita's turmoil but would still be captivated by it....[A] gripping and dynamic fantasy for younger teens and a discussion for older teens about destiny and choice....Fans of the author will flock to this new adventure, which likely will bring new readers to the series." VOYA

Synopsis:

Not everything can be fixed with magic, especially teenage angst. But when Nita's mother gets cancer, she may have to make a deal with the Lone Power.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback--the critically acclaimed fifth book in the bestselling Young Wizards series

Synopsis:

The next three novels in Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, now in digest size for young readers!

Synopsis:

Not everything can be fixed with magic--young wizards Kit and Nita are having such a tough time coping with adolescence, they go their separate ways. But then Nita gets some bad news: Her mother has cancer, and it may be incurable--by medical or magical means.

Synopsis:

How do you fix what can't be fixed? Only the Transcendent Pig knows, and it's not telling. . . .

But Nita Callahan needs to find out--and soon. Her wizardly partnership with Kit has fallen apart. Much worse, her mother has gotten sick . . . so sick she may never leave the hospital.

Only one person can help Nita--the One she's devoted her life to fighting.

About the Author

DIANE DUANE is the author of more then twenty science fiction and fantasy novels, including the seven books in the Young Wizards series. She lives in rural Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152025519
Subtitle:
The Fifth Book in the Young Wizards Series
Author:
Duane, Diane
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Wizards
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Young Wizards Series
Series Volume:
105-37
Publication Date:
20051001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Cover illustrations by Greg Swearingen
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8

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Product details 432 pages Harcourt Inc. - English 9780152025519 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he fifth in Duane's entertaining series of young wizard novels set in modern times....A bittersweet ending...shows that life and magical powers are more complex than they seem."
"Review" by , "Duane continues to raise the stakes for her young wizards-in-training....Evocative imagery superbly conveys [Nita's] anguish, determination, rage, and despair....Duane has the gift of presenting spirituality without sectarianism or sentimentality....Powerful and satisfying on many levels."
"Review" by , "A well-crafted plot, occasional dry humor, and appealing main characters will make this novel popular with readers new to the series as well as with Duane's fans."
"Review" by , "Readers unfamiliar with the first four books in Duane's Young Wizards series might not be as affected by Nita's turmoil but would still be captivated by it....[A] gripping and dynamic fantasy for younger teens and a discussion for older teens about destiny and choice....Fans of the author will flock to this new adventure, which likely will bring new readers to the series."
"Synopsis" by , Not everything can be fixed with magic, especially teenage angst. But when Nita's mother gets cancer, she may have to make a deal with the Lone Power.
"Synopsis" by ,
Now in paperback--the critically acclaimed fifth book in the bestselling Young Wizards series

"Synopsis" by ,
The next three novels in Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, now in digest size for young readers!

"Synopsis" by ,
Not everything can be fixed with magic--young wizards Kit and Nita are having such a tough time coping with adolescence, they go their separate ways. But then Nita gets some bad news: Her mother has cancer, and it may be incurable--by medical or magical means.

"Synopsis" by ,
How do you fix what can't be fixed? Only the Transcendent Pig knows, and it's not telling. . . .

But Nita Callahan needs to find out--and soon. Her wizardly partnership with Kit has fallen apart. Much worse, her mother has gotten sick . . . so sick she may never leave the hospital.

Only one person can help Nita--the One she's devoted her life to fighting.

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