This series has been compared time and time again to the Harry Potter books, and, though I love HP, these series are NOT the same. You have a set of y..Show More »oung friends, who are wizards, who fight against dark forces and deal with life's issues. But that is where the similarity ends. The wizardry books are more imaginative, filled with different beings, different worlds, creative and twist turning adventures that will leave readers wanting more and waiting impatiently to download the next edition. Not only is the story incredible but the narrarator is the best I've heard yet. Each character's voice is distinct and believable and allows you to immerse yourself completely in the story. This is a great series for for children and adults alike. I love it.
I love this book. I admit, I am a die hard Harry Potter fan, but this book series really grabed me. I find miself buying the next volum before my ne..Show More »xt Renewal date hits...Great for kids (older than 8) and even better for us "kids at heart". Ill buy them all
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..Show More » wide range of tones, she excells at different cadence and accents for the realistic characters found in this book.
Christina Moore continues to amaze me. This reader handles so many accents and so well that there seem to be many people reading. THAT is how a stor..Show More »y should be presented. Diane Duane and Christina Moore together weave a story tapestry that is very very satisfying.
I was just blown away by this books stunning ending along with the introduction of a simi wizard/creater dog (ponch). I like how she combines her love..Show More » of astronamy with magic! this the most authentically good book i've seen since... Eragon! Which is also a very good book to i recomend that you read all the books by Diane Duane.
I loved this new twist on a "working holiday." Nita and Kit get to go to the beach and relax. While there they have to find out the reason they were s..Show More »ent, after all the 'powers' don't waste energy. Dairine stays home plays host to the exchange-wizards, a motley crew who are the key to a successful visit. All kinds of fun and wizardry ensue. I loved getting to know Dairine better. The only bad part about this book is that it ends. I can't wait till Book 8 hits Audible!
I ‘ve been a fan of Diane Duane for many years, and was thrilled when Audible finally offered the latest of the Young Wizards series. The trend over ..Show More »the last few books has been to move away from the innocence and joy of first discovering magic, to a more gritty reality where their powers are needed to fight and defend all their homes.
The action and pace are consistent throughout, and I was sucked in form the very beginning. The Lone Power sets a plan in motion that, if it succeeds, will greatly increase the rate of entropy (death of the universe). Nita, Kit and the rest of the gang are put through a series of challenges that normally would only fall on the senior wizards. We also learn more about the history of Ponch and the dogs, and many of the other more minor characters.
I would recommend reading the other book in the Young Wizard series first, as many old characters are reintroduced here, as is the classic situation with the battle against The Lone Power. Something which always amuses me is the incredible leaps of technology from the perspective if the story’s timelines. The first novel is now almost twenty years old, and yet only about three years have passed subjectively, so all the new computers are a bit amusing.
I’d recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a different take on magic; far different than Harry Potter, yet with the same sense of wonder. As with all good YA novels, this easily appeals to both children and adults.