Children love Diane Duane's works for their fast-paced combination of sorcery and suspense. She adds wonderful technological twists to this third book in her Young Wizard series, and narrator Christina Moore's voice adds just the right touch of magic.
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"Duane is tops in the high adventure business....Deftly pairing comic and sensitive scenes, this rollicking yarn will delight readers as they watch Darine's transformation from pesky kid sister to strong-willed heroine." (Publishers Weekly)
"Christina Moore's narration imbues Darine with intelligence, impatience, and arrogance....Moore's vocal flexibility truly shines through." (AudioFile)
Ive read the books before, and loved them greatly. The narrator makes this book even more special. While Christina Moore (The narrator) may not have a wide range of tones, she excells at different cadence and accents for the realistic characters found in this book.
Okay, if you've read the first two books, you're going to read this. And you're going to be surprised.
I always felt that the earlier books had a Heinlein flavor... it really comes through in this book, which adds a heavy sci-fi element to the mix.
I am still amazed at how intelligent these books are, and how much thought went into the rules of the world.
Of course, it has the compelling characters that brought us this far, and I really love what she did with Darine.
My daughter and I loved this book. We have read the paper copies and listen to the audio books while at she waits for me at work. It is fun to share the joy of books together.
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