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ISBN13: 9780152162443
ISBN10: 0152162445
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Young wizards Nita and Kit face their most terrifying challenge yet: Nita's little sister, Dairine. Not only is Dairine far too smart for a ten-year-old, she also has recenlty become a wizard, and worse yet, a wizard with almost limitless power. When Dairine's computerized wizard's manual glibly sends her off on her novice adventure--her Ordeal--Kit and Nita end up chasing her across the galaxy, trying to catch up with Dairine before she gets into trouble so deep that not even her brains can resuce her.

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"Duane is tops in the high adventure business....This rollicking yarn will delight readers." Publishers Weekly

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"Enormous fun." Kirkus Reviews

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"Audacious in theme as L'Engle's time trilogy, Duane's story is a homage to the science fiction of the 1950s, particularly Heinlein....Although the plot keeps readers guessing, the narrative flow is interrupted by chunks of undigested information about computers and astronomy. Duane's vision never rises above the pop Jungian theology of the Star Wars films, to which she constantly refers." School Library Journal

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

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Young wizards Kit and Nita are faced with strange events when a life form from another era emerges on Mars. Though the Martians seem friendly, they have a plan that could change the shape of more than one world. As the shadow of interplanetary war stretches over both worlds, Kit and Nita must fight to master the strange and ancient synergy binding them to Mars and its last inhabitants. If they dont succeed, the history that left Mars lifeless will repeat itself on Earth.

About the Author

Diane Duane is the author of more then twenty science fiction and fantasy novels, including four other books in the Young Wizards series. Four of her Star Trek novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Ms. Duane lives in rural Ireland.

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crowyhead, August 29, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Nita's younger sister, Dairine, has always been precocious -- and now she's become one of the youngest and most powerful wizards out there. Now she's gone off half-cocked into the universe, and it's up to Kit and Nita to track her down before the Lone Power does.
In some ways this book was slightly dated; Dairine's Wizard's Manual takes the form of a computer, and a lot of the computer stuff is clearly primitive. Other than that, though, it's a great story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152162443
Author:
Duane, Diane
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Wizards
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Young Wizards Series
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
372
Dimensions:
6.88 x 4.19 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 372 pages Magic Carpet Books - English 9780152162443 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Duane is tops in the high adventure business....This rollicking yarn will delight readers."
"Review" by , "Enormous fun."
"Review" by , "Audacious in theme as L'Engle's time trilogy, Duane's story is a homage to the science fiction of the 1950s, particularly Heinlein....Although the plot keeps readers guessing, the narrative flow is interrupted by chunks of undigested information about computers and astronomy. Duane's vision never rises above the pop Jungian theology of the Star Wars films, to which she constantly refers."
"Synopsis" by ,
The first three novels in Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, now in digest size for younger readers!

"Synopsis" by ,
Young wizards Kit and Nita are faced with strange events when a life form from another era emerges on Mars. Though the Martians seem friendly, they have a plan that could change the shape of more than one world. As the shadow of interplanetary war stretches over both worlds, Kit and Nita must fight to master the strange and ancient synergy binding them to Mars and its last inhabitants. If they dont succeed, the history that left Mars lifeless will repeat itself on Earth.
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