A Wizard of Mars (Young Wizards, Book 9) (New Millennium by Diane Duane

By Diane Duane

The recent Millennium variation of A Wizard of Mars has been revised and edited for its 21st-century readership, and includes new / up-to-date fabric bringing it into line with the 2008-based timeline introduced within the NME of so that you are looking to Be a Wizard.

For extra information in regards to the New Millennium version updates, please see this posting at DD's web publication "Out of Ambit" (http://www.dianeduane.com/outofambit/2012/08/14/out-now-the-new-millennium-edition-of-so-you-want-to-be-a-wizard/).

It's now not scientists who locate the 1st indicators of lifestyles on Mars. It's wizards...

Young wizards equipment Rodriguez and Nita Callahan turn into a part of an elite crew investigating the mysterious, long-sought "message in a bottle" that holds the 1st clues to the secrets and techniques of the long-lost population of Mars. yet now not even wizardry is sufficient to focus on the unusual occasions that begin to spread while the "bottle" is uncorked and lifestyles emerges once again to shake the pink Planet with its personal perilous and baffling model of magic.

The excellent news is that the Martians appear pleasant. The undesirable information is that now they're loose to select up the place they left off on a long-dormant plan which may swap the form of multiple world… they usually don't brain utilizing their well-intentioned rescuers to accomplish their objectives. Kit’s long-standing fascination with all issues Martian abruptly enmeshes him in a negative, age-old clash -- turning him into either a potential key to its answer, and a device that during the incorrect arms presently threatens the total human race.

Only package has a shot at defusing the risk. but if he vanishes without warning from the Mars of right here and now, his fellow wizards are left doubtful of the place his real loyalties lie. Nita’s decision to discover the reality – and gear – quickly sends her into conflict opposed to an implacable enemy who will not be conquerable other than by means of violating wizardry’s most simple tenets.

As the shadow of interplanetary battle stretches ever extra darkly over either worlds, package and Nita needs to struggle to appreciate and grasp the unusual and historical synergy binding them to Mars and its final inhabitants… or the heritage that left Mars useless will repeat itself in the world.

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