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The Wizard's Dilemmaby Diane Duane
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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.
"[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
"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
"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
"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
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.
Now in paperback--the critically acclaimed fifth book in the bestselling Young Wizards series
The next three novels in Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, now in digest size for young readers!
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.
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.
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