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A Wizard Abroad - Young Wizards 4
Nita and Kit are young wizards who live on Long Island. They work together as partners. Nita's parents think they are spending too much time together, so they send her to live with her Aunt Annie in Ireland for a month and a half. Nita finds herslef in trouble with magical residue and goes to a fellow wizard, Ronan, for help. They need the help of a senior wizard, Johnny, and Nita finds out her aunt is also a wizard. Nita, Ronan, Kit and Nita's little...
A Wizard Alone - Young Wizards 6
Nita has just lost her mother to cancer. Being the oldest, she becomes the glue between her father and the real world. She must keep her family together. She also goes to a counselor at her school. In her grief, Nita unconsciously shuts out her partner in magic, Kit. As Nita starts to come back from her isolation, Kit gets an assignment. Kit is assigned to investigate the ordeal (coming into power for a wizard) for someone named Darryl. Kit, with the ...
Deep Wizardry - Young Wizards 2
Nita is visiting the beach when a wizard that is a whale, asks her and Kit, her wizardry partner, to assist in the completion of a song that will save the ocean. During the adventure the meet up with a giant shark named Ed and other amazing sea creatures to save lives throughout the world. ...
High Wizardry - Young Wizards 3
This is the third book in the Wizardry series. The main character in this one is Dairine, the younger sister of the teenage wizard Nita. Dairine has always yearned to have magic in her life, so that she can defeat the Darth Vaders of the universe. She gets her wish when her family's computer arrives, and she discovers that she can use the computer to do the same magical things that her sister can do. Her obsession with Star Wars leads her to travel t...

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So You Want to be a Wizard - Young Wizards 1
Nita Callahan never believed in magic, until she stumbles onto a wizard's manual in the library and learns how to access her personal wizardry. As she experiments with magic, she meets Kit, another new wizard. When Nita and Kit discover they must undergo an initiation called the Ordeal to become true wizards, they decide to team up. Their ordeal takes them to an alternate version of New York full of subway dragons and vicious living cars. To succeed,...
Spock's World
Spock receives urgent news from his father, Ambassador Sarek: Vulcan has introduced a motion to vote on Vulcan secession from the Federation. Beautifully interlaced with the plotline is a history of the planet Vulcan and its inhabitants. Especially endearing is the history of Surak, the eminent Vulcan logician. After heartrending scenes of Vulcan bigotry toward humans, Dr. McCoy discovers a plot behind the political intrigue. It is being directed by T'Pr...
Stealing the Elf-King's Roses
Aspect, Nov 2002, 16.99, 416 pp. ISBN 044660938 On an earth much different than our own, people are able to transport themselves from one place to another and one universe to another by using the gates which are constructed in part from fairy gold. The elves control the distribution of fair gold just as they block anyone from any of the diverse universes from traveling to Alfheim, the elfin world. Lanthanomancer Lee Enfield and her partner Ga...
The Book Of Night With Moon
Rhiow is a Wizard of great power. She is also a cat, or as she prefers to be thought of, feline, in human language. In her mundane life she is a simple house cat with two humans who care for her or at least they think they do. Her primary duty along with three other wizards is to guard the gates of Grand Central Station in New York City. While this station is a loci for public transit, it is also a loci for Wizard to transit all over the world, creati...
The Wizard’s Dilemma - Young Wizards 5
In The Wizard's Dilemma, the 5th book in Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, 14-year-old Nita Callahan is struggling with the bumps of adolescence wizard style. She can't seem to connect with Kit Rodriguez, her best friend and partner in wizardry. When she and her family discover that her mom has brain cancer, Nita must face a darker and more painful dilemma than she has ever faced before: Can she, a servant of Life, give her powers up to save her moth...
To Visit The Queen
Rhiow a house cat, along with a Tom Alley cat, and a just trained kitten wizard. It all starts innocently enough, a young human student carrying a very large book. Looking forward to selling off this brick of printed paper, he takes the trains from Grand Central station and then somehow to his horror, ends up in of all places, Victorian England. In shock, and confusion he drops his book and runs off. Only to find himself back in New York City, with a bi...


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