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Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane
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Aug 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, read-2011
Read from August 22 to 23, 2011 — I own a copy

My 5 star rating is more a reflection on the impact that this book had on my when I first read it as a teenager than my feeling of it now. I would probably rate it a four now.

This book is far better that the first book in the series. It follows the story of Nita and Kit but it has much more to it than the first book. The background has been set and the author is able to delve into the wizarding world much more. It may have something to do with my love of the sea but I really enjoyed the focus on the oceans.

I found the book very easy to read. It is very easy to flow with the story and the details that are contained is incredible. If you want to get an idea of what I mean have a look at the two longer quotes that are listed here on goodreads.

I think that I lost something of the impact of the book as I already knew the story and I am no longer a teenager. I still really enjoyed the story though.

I would encourage anyone to read this book, even if you did not really enjoy the first book in the series. This is far better.


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Quotes Hettie Liked

Diane Duane
“Blood in the water I sing,
and one who shed it:
deadliest hunger I sing, and one who fed it-
weaving the ancient-most tale
of the Sea's sending:
singing the tragedy,
singing the joy unending
This is our shame-
this is the whole Ocean's glory:
this is the Song of the Twelve.
Hark to the story!
Hearken, and bring it to pass:
swift lest the sorrow
long ago laid to it's rest
devour us tomarrow! ”
Diane Duane, Deep Wizardry
tags: song

Diane Duane
“Must I accept the barren Gift?
-learn death, and lose my Mastery?
Then let them know whose blood and breath
will take the Gift and set them free:
whose is the voice and whose the mind
to set at naught the well-sung Game-
when finned Finality arrives
and calls me by my secret Name.

Not old enough to love as yet,
but old enough to die, indeed-
-the death-fear bites my throat and heart,
fanged cousin to the Pale One's breed.
But past the fear lies life for all-
perhaps for me: and, past my dread,
past loss of Mastery and life,
the Sea shall yet give up Her dead!

Lone Power, I accept your Gift!
Freely I make death a part of me;
By my accept it is bound
into the lives of all the Sea-

yet what I do now binds to it
a gift I feel of equal worth:
I take Death with me, out of Time,
and make of it a path, a birth!

Let the teeth come! As they tear me,
they tear Your ancient hate for aye-
-so rage, proud Power! Fail again,
and see my blood teach Death to die!”
Diane Duane, Deep Wizardry

Reading Progress

08/22/2011 page 289

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