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Young Wizards #8

Wizards at War

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Nita and Kit return from their wizardly holiday, looking forward to getting back to their everyday routine. But there's trouble brewing. A strange darkness of the mind and heart is about to befall the older wizards of the world, stealing away their power. Soon, the young wizards of Earth and many other planets find themselves forced to defend wizards and nonwizards alike against an invasion of a kind they've never imagined.
But mere defense won't be enough to combat the evil afoot. With their alien teammates, Nita, Kit, and Dairine must race to search worlds known and unknown for the secret weapon the Powers That Be have promised them--before the minions of the sinister Lone Power find it first. And then, for the first time in millenia, the wizards must go to war. . . .

552 pages, Hardcover

First published October 1, 2005

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Diane Duane

189 books2,309 followers
Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, TV and film for more than forty years.

Besides the 1980's creation of the Young Wizards fantasy series for which she's best known, the "Middle Kingdoms" epic fantasy series, and numerous stand-alone fantasy or science fiction novels, her career has included extensive work in the Star Trek TM universe, and many scripts for live-action and animated TV series on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as work in comics and computer games. She has spent a fair amount of time on the New York Times Bestseller List, and has picked up various awards and award nominations here and there.

She lives in County Wicklow, in Ireland, with her husband of more than thirty years, the screenwriter and novelist Peter Morwood.

Her favorite color is blue, her favorite food is a weird kind of Swiss scrambled-potato dish called maluns, she was born in a Year of the Dragon, and her sign is "Runway 24 Left, Hold For Clearance."

(From her official website)

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Profile Image for Dixie Conley.
Author 1 book9 followers
February 13, 2015
I cried so much over this book, you don't even know. The author does the unforgivable -- she messes with the dog. But then all is put right at the end. Yes, this is a SPOILER, but one that I think should be mandatory in all works of fiction where dogs are endangered. The dog is all right in the end! Doesn't matter if civilization as we know has been destroyed, so long as the dog's okay.

Anyway, this book is about all life in the universe coming to an end due to the ever increasing expansion of dark matter. Some of the effects in the next stage are planets falling out of orbit, and all older wizards losing their magic. So all the younger wizards have to group together and stop this thing. Only there's a problem, everything they've tried so far just increases the rate of expansion.

Nita's group has a lead on something that can stop it, and with Ponch (the dog) on the scent, they're led right to an insect planet where all the lifeforms are inhabited by the Lone Power. Massive evil. And yet, this is where the thing -- or person -- who'll win the battle is to be found. Also, at the same time, the primary world gating facility (think Grand Central Station) is being invaded and the Earth is on the brink of nuclear war.

Plus, even if this thing or person can stop the dark matter from getting bigger, what's to stop what's already there from eating the Earth? Uh oh!

But the dog's all right.
Profile Image for Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~.
1,634 reviews112 followers
September 8, 2018
After my disappointment in Wizard's Holiday and the cliffhanger ending that led into this book, I wasn't sure what I would get or how I would like it. Well, I am now officially protesting only being allowed to give a book five stars. This deserve every star ever born! This was phenomenal, and a definite one to read with a box of tissues close at hand. There will be sad tears and happy tears alike.

I'm really impressed with how Duane managed to turn Roshaun's character around. Not that he stops being a pompous ass, mind you. But with more background on him and his situation on his home planet, and more time spent with him as he and Dairine become friends, lends a lot to being able to appreciate his character better. I even came to appreciate his pompousness. :D Filif and Skeer'ret continue to be great, we get some great character development for Carmela and Ponch, some expected, and some very much not expected. That Duane can still surprise her readers this far into the series is a testament to her skill as a writer.

This is a long book, with a few different POVs, and it's necessary. This is the culmination of the series up to this point. We see characters returning from previous books, and we understand the stakes after the various travels we've seen our main three characters have done over the previous seven books. This was tense and the prose was beautiful as ever. This series easily could've ended here - most other authors would build up to the Doom Day book and end it. Duane doesn't do that. She leaves just enough to hint at future stories, maybe not ones that will be as intense or as high stakes as this one, but still stories worth telling. And after this long with her, I'm willing to go along with the ride.

I can't say much more without spoiling a bunch of stuff, but I've decided that this is the secret about dogs the Colonel was going to tell Dean Winchester before the dog-talking spell wore off. ;)
Profile Image for Scurra.
189 reviews32 followers
June 27, 2009
It's hard to say things about this one without spoiling it - especially as the completely unexpected resolution is genuinely heart-breaking but far more so if you don't know about it.

But there are some brilliantly unsettling bits quite apart from that. The scene with Tom and Nita is very effective, as are the equivalent ones on the alien planets, and the section in the Throne Room.

And not forgetting the enjoyably tense climax (which involves no less than three Deus ex Machina*) although she does cop-out a little in the aftermath, which cheats somewhat in resolving things. But that's a small niggle in an epic story that doesn't ever feel rushed.

(*yes, I know that's not really what they are. But they sure feel like it when they are slightly unsubtly introduced at their various points - they might as well have been suddenly dropped in with no warning, which is what a proper DeM is. OK, apart from the last one.)
Profile Image for Vicki (The Wolf's Den).
433 reviews10 followers
February 13, 2022
If you were waiting for something to happen this series, wait no longer. This book seems to be what all the others were leading up to. It draws on and references every single other book in the series, and it does so masterfully.

Read my full review at The Wolf's Den

I assure you, if you've hung through the series this far, you are in for quite a treat.

Approximate Reading Time: 7.5 hours
Profile Image for Sarah.
832 reviews231 followers
January 29, 2016
Wow, this book was intense.

Remember how I complained that in the seventh book of The Young Wizard series the plot took forever to take off? The eighth book pulls no punches, and the tension’s there from the very first chapter.

You definitely need to have read the prior books in the series (start with So You Want to Be a Wizard) before picking up Wizards at War, which builds upon the prior books, reintroduces characters, and starts almost immediately where the last book left off.

In the last book, Tom and Carl weren’t strangely weren’t in contact. Now we find out why. The universe is ending. Entropy has suddenly speed up with the appearance of ominous dark matter that is pushing apart galaxies. Wizardry is failing, and soon people will cease to care about all but material things. The senior wizards will lose their powers first, along with any memories of wizardry every existing. It’s up to the young wizards to save the universe.

“Suddenly Nita began to understand the feeling she’d read about in books, but never really understood: the feeling that it was genuinely all over, that nothing further could be done… except to go out as well as you could.”

Kit and Nita have just gotten back from the events of the prior book, and the three alien house guests are still present. Kit, Nita, Dairine, Filif, Sker’ret, and Roshaun are joined by Ronan, from A Wizard Abroad, in a trek across galaxies to try and get to the heart of the problem. Their quest will take them to a world darker than any seen before, one that belongs completely to the Lone Power.

“So there’s still hope?”
“Always hope,” said the mirror-scaled koi. “But you can’t just sit there and stare at it. You have to do something with it.”

Everything about this book was fantastic. All the character building scenes of the previous books paid off here when beloved and familiar characters suddenly face something they’ve never seen the likes of. The book was incredibly paced, the moments of humor were a wonderful release, the aforementioned characters were great, and there so many scenes that were genuinely moving. There was particularly something that happened near the end with one of my favorite characters that really gets me.

On the subject of favorite characters, Wizards at War has given me an incredible love for Carmela Rodriguez. She’s been very good in the last few books, but here she moves from endearing to truly awesome.

I really, really loved Wizards at War. If you’re a fan of the series, I think you’ll likely to love it as much as I do. If you haven’t read any of the Young Wizards books, why not? It’s one of the best YA fantasy series out there, and if you’re at all a fan of the genre you should be giving it a look.

Originally posted on The Illustrated Page.
Profile Image for Melissa.
293 reviews9 followers
February 23, 2012
I hadn’t read any of Diane Duane’s Young Wizards novels in years, and then, while cleaning up for Christmas, I found book seven, which a friend had given me months before. I read it, then had to re-read books 1-6, and then re-read book seven. Then, while my husband was away, I ordered books eight and nine.

The thing I love about Duane’s series is that while it’s technically a young adult series, or even meant for kids younger than middle school, it’s deep enough to appeal to adults as well. (I find, actually, that much of what is considered YA today is more interesting and provocative than the literature marketed as contemporary fiction or literary fiction for adults).

Kit and Nita, along with Nita’s sister Dairene, and some wizardly foreign (very foreign – not-of-this-earth) exchange students have grown up somewhat, and the stories now take place in a “now” that’s post-9/11, even though the timeline remains consistent within itself. (That’s confusing, I know, but basically it means that even if time outside the books has jumped years, the book that was written in 1988 is still a month before the book written in 1990, or whatever, but both are in whatever was “now” at the time of writing), so it’s nice to see them using current technology at home.

This book, however, with the expanding blackness, the adult wizards losing sight of their magic, etc., seems very much a post-modern fairy-tale, and the darkness in the book-world, while exaggerated, seems to fit perfectly with the tensions going on in reality. I wouldn’t have been surprised if Duane had worked in an “Occupy the Crossroads” plotline, except this was written a few years ago.

Even so, the stories continue to be gripping. Dairene’s maturation as a person is interesting to watch, and there are hints of changes to the dynamic between Kit and Nita.

Dog-lovers will appreciate both the sensitivity with which a certain character’s story is ended, and the humor that comes in an old joke.

Goes well with: macaroni and cheese. Trust me on this – it’s a book that requires comfort food.
548 reviews8 followers
June 28, 2010
When I found this book at my library, I was ecstatic. The Young Wizards series has a fine tradition of excellence which was well carried on in this book. Functional magic is a beautiful thing. For specifics, I found the plot perfectly paced, the characters wonderfully written as usual, the emotion elegantly and subtly handled, and...I'll stop. It's impossible for me to write an unbiased review of the Young Wizards series. But I would like to point out that Roshaun and Dairine's relationship could have been written horribly, but instead it came across as incredibly realistic. Hopefully I'll be able to check out book 9 next week.
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489 reviews1 follower
July 30, 2016
So much stuff happened on this book, I don't know where to begin. I like how it basically continued where the last book left off. It flowed really well, and it kept the new exchange wizards in the story as well as bringing back some old acquaintances. It's cool to see how everything ties back together.

The scale of things in this story is much more vast than any of the previous. In some ways, the bug planet reminded me of the first book. A world that was lost to the Lone Power.

Honestly, it's interesting to see the familiar relationship the main characters have with him.

Anyway, this book was quite enjoyable.
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23 reviews1 follower
August 1, 2017
In Wizards at War, Nita and Kit team up with a set of the most widely ranged allies (and aliens) one can imagine to try and save not just Earth, but the entire universe.

Hoo boy. Let's try this without spoilers!

Well, I can say that I definitely enjoyed this part of the series a great deal more than the Wizard Holiday that came before. My biggest issue with the previous novel in this series that it took too long, for my tastes at least, before anything actually happened. Wizards at War does not have that problem.

Not at all.

You're plunged into the plot pretty much immediately and the plot feels big. It feels like this is what we've been building up to throughout the series. So many little parts of the previous novels weave together and fall into place. Things that looked completely random now have a reason and make sense once you view it from the 'The Powers that Be are masters of sneaky and manipulation' point of view.

Something we so very often see in teen fantasy novels is that adults are either obstacles or incompetent and that that is the reason why it's up to the kids to save the world. I think that the author came up with a very clever plot to take the adults out of the equation in this novel, though not completely. Nita still worries about her dad, with good reason, the adults that aren't there still matter to the characters but are incapable of helping or stepping up.

I have to say, one thing in particular when it comes to the above thing hit me right in the feels with an unexpected level of 'ouch'.I won't say what, but you'll definitely know when you read it.

Granted, there were some things that I wasn't a fan of. I can't really go into detail about that, because spoilers. First of all, it seemed to me that two of the characters were kind of being pushed towards a romance and the age of the involved characters made me feel very uncomfortable. Additionally, to me, it kind of seems like the heroes got off too easy, sacrifices that were made were reversed. Granted, these are teen novels, but the author has shown in the past that she didn't shy away from killing off characters, but this time it kind of feels like she did. Oh, I know, there is that one, but I can't help but have the sneaking suspicion that that too will be reversed in the next novel.
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1,281 reviews118 followers
September 13, 2010
Third time's the charm. This is at least the third time I've checked this out from the library. This time I finally finished it before returning it. The other times I would wait until the due date and then just return it because I hadn't started it or hadn't read more than a few pages. I really wanted to read it, but it felt so long and involved and I didn't have the time needed to devote to it. I know it's not a 1,000-page book or anything, but still quite long and not a book I wanted to rush through just to finish.

This time I devoted the time and attention needed, and I'm so glad I did! This series just gets better and better. The characters learn and grow and change - and not always in expected ways. I highly recommend this series - but don't start with this book. This one references previous books in the series quite a lot - and some I had read so long ago that I think I missed a few of the details. But that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story. It just made me feel like I need to reread some of this series again!

I'm still processing what I think about this one and how it all ended. There's a lot to take in. Maybe I'll add to this review later when I've had time to sort through everything that happened and how I feel about it.
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290 reviews18 followers
July 15, 2009
Possibly the most epic and whirlwind Young Wizards book yet.

The strange goings-on in the universe are coming to a head. Entropy seems to be forcing space to expand at a dangerous rate, and a weird dark entity is being spotted in the far reaches of the galaxy. The Lone Power is obviously up to something...but what?

Worst of all, the expansion is causing Senior wizards everywhere to lose their powers...and eventually their memories. Without their advice and experience, it literally is up to the "young" wizards to save the universe.

The book encompasses an amazing, riotous, breathtaking intergalactic quest that combines characters from almost all the previous books; from young Irish rebel Ronan, to the whale wizard S'reee, to innocent and canny Darryl, to the memorable alien wizards Sker'ret, Filif, and Roshaun from the previous book. Together with Nita, Dairine, Kit, and Ponch, they will spread out across the galaxy, to investigate a faraway planet populated by a hive culture of aliens that may hide the key to saving the world at its heart. Phasing effortlessly from humor, to relationships, to magic, to science, to battles and settings epic in scope, this book truly shows off the entire scale that makes this one of the most brilliant series I've ever read.
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2,030 reviews
March 22, 2015
OK, I get that this is war against the Lone Power. I get that war is serious. But does Duane have to kill off popular characters in every single book? I'll admit that this was a decent book in spite of my rating. However, it is unable to stand alone due to trying to use virtually every single character that has appeared in this series. And I did not like the way death apparently has to appear in each and every title lately. I suspect Duane is trying to get through to teens just how special life is, by showing the lack of it when someone dies. But she has overdone it. I'll go ahead and pick up the next in the series, but that might end up being the final one. Being way out of the age targeted in this book perhaps means that I am more aware of death than a teenager and I simply do not need to be reminded of my loved lost ones by discovering that she killed off a popular character in this one. I'll also argue that by killing off characters in several titles now, she is also cheapening the value of love and loss by overdoing it. I'll read the next book. But that might be it!
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685 reviews11 followers
December 18, 2008
I have finally caught up with this series! I don't know if that's exciting or depressing.

This book is much longer than the other books in the series and, accordingly, deals with a much more complicated and detailed plot than in the beginning of the series. It takes place immediately after book 7 and contains most of the same "extras".

The interactions between the characters felt like I was watching something real - something unscripted. It captured my attention and didn't let go. Still a fast read when compared to adult books, it was totally worth the time.
Profile Image for Sarah.
513 reviews
August 21, 2016
Another great installment in the series. I wasnt down with everything in the book (did giant bugs really need misogynistic gender roles?) but I love all the characters and the emotional aspects of the story are very effective. I liked seeing a bit more of Dairine and her relationship with her wizardry, and also found a lot of funny parts even with the threats the characters are facing. Also Nita is a badass and its great.
Profile Image for Kathleen Dixon.
3,775 reviews60 followers
July 6, 2019
This series ranks among my absolute favourites in magic for kids. There is adventure a-plenty, lovely occasional moments of humour, terrific relationships, brilliant aliens, and stunning descriptions of the magic. I probably said this when I reviewed the previous book in the series (and/or the one before, etc.) but the magic is so intelligently written - beautifully thought through with both lyrical and scientific/ mathematical aspects. Such a pleasure to read.
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1,818 reviews33 followers
January 22, 2017
All the major players come out to help as wizardry starts disappearing from the world. Tom and Carl without the memory of anything but the mundane was utterly tragic. Ponch, the dog, may have tried to steal the show, but my real hero is Kit's sister Carmela. She doesn't need wizardry, just a curling iron.

This is a fun series. I highly recommend it, especially for young adult readers.
Profile Image for Rachel (Kalanadi).
735 reviews1,436 followers
January 24, 2016
Still very good, but this time I thought the ending was a little too drawn out and a few of the final events didn't hit me as hard. Nevertheless, great cast of characters and I loved all their interactions as they attempt to save the universe one more time.
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910 reviews43 followers
May 15, 2016
While there was a lot of action, the book still dragged on and on for me. I liked the recurring characters, and even the resolution, but I didn't care for the pacing, and while the dangers and risks sounded dire, they didn't feel like it. Nice parts, but a bit meh overall.
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404 reviews9 followers
October 20, 2017
I really enjoyed this addition to the series. It was significantly longer than all the previous books so far (although it looks like the rest of them are this long, as well) and it gave me a little bit of a book hangover, which was a welcome relief since I wasn't as impressed with the previous two installments.

This book brings together a lot of the characters from various earlier books in the series for one huge, high-stakes adventure that I think will be hard to top. As far as complaints, my main issue was that the writing wasn't 100% spot on. There were several places that I noticed Duane using the same word twice in either the same sentence or two sentences back-to-back. It just made things kind of clunky and I felt it could have been edited better. I was also a little disappointed in an odd way with something that happened toward the end.
Profile Image for Marinda Misra.
294 reviews4 followers
September 8, 2022
I need to go to bed. Update tomorrow.

Update: ok! Book! What did I think? Once again really great world building with a unique idea, but this book was extra good somehow. Maybe because the stakes were higher or the dynamics of a larger cast. Whatever it was it was good. I was worried that she actually killed off Irish boy, then was worried that she was going to make it dumb to save him, but she pulled it off.
Now for my biggest criticism: the boy girl stuff. A friend of mine who I’ve been live blogging reading this book said it was funny how frustrated I was over a book I don’t actually have to read. I told her for my sanity I’m going to pretend all these kids are nine instead of teenagers. Like when Irish boy shows up and she’s just like “hi friend who I have no emotional reaction to even though I had a HUGE crush on and had my first kiss with!” And then to have Kit have no reaction and give him a fist bump? I wanted to roll my eyes. Then when Kit actually starts talking to her about stuff it felt like completely out of the blue, like it didn’t fit with anything at all because there has been zero build up. Then Nita changes the subject and it is completely dropped. Like out of the blue and back into it. Maybe this will be some background to what happens in the next book? This is handled so badly.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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113 reviews2 followers
May 16, 2023
Wizards at War is a culmination of everything we’ve seen so far in the Young Wizards books. Everything they’ve done, everywhere they’ve been, and every way that these incredible kids have grown comes into play, with exciting twists and satisfying victories. I’m especially delighted by . To say much more than that is to spoil literally everything. It’s a “greatest hits and raised stakes” sort of book that works out fantastically!

There are things that keep me from giving this book five stars, though. Kit and Ronan’s casual sexism directed at Nita and Carmela is one of them; they each have a little bit of it on their own, but together, they are so much worse. I also take issue with how while the society on Rashah is a blatant Holocaust allegory, the salvation of these insectoid space Jews is that in a (hopefully unintentional) reference to Christian supercessionism. Real human Jews have no presence in this book whatsoever. And they’re not just missing – they’re mocked in the weirdest possible way. Carmela uses the word “bupkis” and wonders aloud if it’s an alien language. Am I supposed to believe that this New York teenager has never heard of Yiddish?? I don’t think that any of this is intentional antisemitism, but it’s still there, and still a problem.
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140 reviews
September 14, 2020
In this book we're thrown into an end of the world scinereo. Wizards from throughout the series thus far, help to save the world. This conflict is much bigger than anything they've faced in the past... And boy does the book hit you over the head every chance it gets with just how hopeless things are. Which I love. Events from this book feel very end game to me. But the build up towards this huge disaster mostly comes from the seventh book. It's also not the final book in the series so things more or less return to the status quo by the end of the adventure (with a few exceptions).

As a result, you're left with something that while it's fun to read also feels a bit hollow in comparison to some of the other books. It feels like everyone is telling you that this is their biggest adventure... And I mean, everyone is here and they're given something to do. But is this really much different from the dangers faced in the first and second books? Honestly, although I didn't say much for the 7th book, I felt completely satisfied by its smaller scale story. While this story is still really good, Diane Duane's talents shine far more with the smaller scale stories.
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51 reviews
July 11, 2017
Honestly, although I love Duane's Young Wizard series, each time I read through them I find I have a hard time getting through the books after number 5. It's not so much that they are bad, they just don't grip me right away like her earlier ones did.

As for this book in particular, I didn't really find any wow factor to it. I think it has to do with the two separate climaxes to the book. The first one, which seems to be the focus of most of the book, ends significantly before the end of the book itself, and then, in a way, something new is added to the mix (trying hard to keep it vague here to avoid spoilers). Because of this, I found the second climax rather anticlimatic, which is not how I should be feeling at the end of the book. Honestly, I feel as if that whole part could have been taken out and I may have been more pleased.

Altogether, it was enjoyable, but really not to the quality I've enjoyed from Duane in the past. I'm finally getting into the books I haven't read in the series, so I hope this isn't a sign of what I should expect in the next books...
Profile Image for Dan'l Danehy-Oakes.
565 reviews12 followers
July 21, 2017
"Young Wizards" book 8.

Senior wizards were not available to help fix the Sun in book 7.

It turns out that this is because something really big is wrong with the Universe. A surge of dark matter, called the Pullulus, is distorting space. Stars are dying, and wizardry itself is being warped. Adult wizards are not only losing their power but forgetting that it was ever real.

Can this be some ploy of the Lone Power?

Nita and company determine that there is a weapon that can stop the Pullulus. But the "weapon" is neither easy to find nor easy to get once found ... it is held by an hive-insect-like people of a planet fully ruled by the Lone One, who won't make it easy. And the weapon itself has something to say about the matter...
679 reviews2 followers
September 8, 2017
While looking for things to read recently, I remembered I'd never finished the Young Wizards series. The penultimate book brings together elements from all of the previous ones in sort of a grand battle for the universe. Ronan, the Irish boy who carries the Archangel Michael inside him; and the alien wizards from Wizard's Holiday play significant roles, as does Kit's dog Ponch. The Lone Power (the series' name for the Devil, who is the creator of entropy) is speeding up the expansion of the universe, causing serious effects all over. There's also news of the birth of the Hesper, basically the good version of the Lone Power. There's a lot going on here, and it's nice to see old characters again.
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Author 5 books11 followers
November 17, 2020
This is a big one! The laws of the universe are disintegrating, a mysterious force is making the universe expand faster, and adult wizards are starting to lose their magic. It's on the young wizards to make things right!

I really enjoyed this ensemble piece - it's the Avengers Assemble of the Young Wizards books :) Ronan, Darryl, Roshaun, Filif and Sker'ret all come back to help Nita and Kit solve the mystery, alongside a few old and new faces. The peril feels very real - although the duo haven't really relied on the older wizards too much before, the safety wheels are absolutely off in this book.

It's another great addition to the series, and after a slightly slower book 7, definitely picks up the pace!
Profile Image for Susan.
1,450 reviews
January 12, 2018
Took me a little longer to get through this one (I think it's the last in the series.) It is much longer than the others, but just as interesting; although I did find it easier to put down occasionally. There are several story arcs to follow, since besides Nita, Kit, and Dairine, there are lots of other young wizards involved. The three 'exchange students' from Wizard's Holiday are still here, Ronan from A Wizard Abroad arrives, and Kit's sister Carmela even gets involved in the war for the universe that all the young wizards have to fight on their own. I shed a few tears near the end, but overall found it very interesting.
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10 reviews
July 29, 2019
This book was steady and easy to follow. I have been having trouble with my eyes so it took months to get through this 552 page book. The great thing was no matter how many days it was between reads I had no problem knowing exactly what the story was and what was going on. It made this long stretch so much easier.
The story is better than one of her earlier books, more compelling, more disheartening, but still easy to follow and remember. Diane Duane is a great story teller, her stories are so alive and endearing.
Profile Image for Elliot.
492 reviews
November 13, 2018
Some of the chapters in this book are simply way too long! One chapter was literally 80 pages. Like isn’t this a kids book? I don’t even have the patience to sit and read 80 pages of one chapter without wondering when it’s going to end, since with longer chapters I generally take a break after just one.

Aside from that, this book is pretty similar to the others, not exactly enthralling because of that, but enjoyable! The last couple chapters are particularly exciting of course. :)
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