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My Son, the Wizard (Wizard in Rhyme #5)

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A WORLD OF TROUBLES--TIMES TWO!

When Matt Mantrell--Her Majesty's Wizard--conjured himself from magical Merovence to his hometown in New Jersey, he discovered that vicious drug-dealing gangs had reduced the old neighborhood to a wasteland--and forced his parents to the brink of destitution. For Matt, the only answer was to transport them safely back to Merovence with him.

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Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 28th 1999 by Del Rey Books (first published 1997)
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Kristina
Feb 14, 2015 Kristina rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2015
getting mom and dad involved was pretty great, but the author forgot a few details along the way. Spelling of Narlh's name, for one. The fact that he established that dragons teeth do not grow back, for another. He even brought up Maxwell's Demon but not as a character. possibly these books are greater appreciated when spaced out enough to forget the fine details.
Michelle Wardhaugh
I always forget how good his books are until I crack open another and sit there giggling for a while. This is light fun, and I enjoyed the inclusion of family. However, for some it could get a bit preachy. True love and the honoring of one's spouse is well worth showing, but bludgeoning people with the same theme at least three times over makes it feel less worthy. Still, once that backed off and the story went on, it was fun and frivolous again.
John
Jun 12, 2011 John rated it it was ok
So far, Stasheff's bible thumping has overpowered the fun and playfulness of this once vibrant series. His attempts to recapture the intrigue and wonder of the first book are overshadowed by his thinly-veiled attempts to illustrate the damage and dangers of drugs, all the while showing a very unrealistic reactions and behaviors by all of the characters. A weak and preachy chapter in an otherwise fun series.
Jennifer
Aug 12, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
This was the first book of the Wizard in Rhyme series that I ever read, and the one I always go back to when I feel like reading something that I know I'll enjoy reading again. Stasheff's style is very Fantasy, but the touches of skepticism and scientific leanings by the characters make it seem more believable than your average Fantasy book.
Lori
Mar 30, 2010 Lori rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, series, fiction
While the series starts out as quite entertaining, it starts to fall off in plot quality after the first four titles.
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Christopher Stasheff published his first novel, The Warlock in Spite of Himself, in 1969. He is often credited as one of the founders of the "science fantasy" genre. Over the next forty years, he wrote 44 novels, 29 short stories, and edited 7 anthologies. His most popular works are the Warlock of Gramarye series and its spin-offs, the Wizard in Rhyme series, and the Starship Troupers.

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Wizard in Rhyme (8 books)
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