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Every 11 years, Earth's senior wizards hold the Invitational: an intensive three-week event where the planet's newest, sharpest young wizards show off their best and hottest spells. Wizardly partners Kit Rodriguez and Nita Callahan, and Nita's sister, former wizard-prodigy Dairine Callahan, are drafted in to mentor two brilliant and difficult cases: for Nita and Kit, there's Penn Shao-Feng, a would-be sun technician with a dangerous new take on managing solar weather; and for Dairine, there's shy young Mehrnaz Farrahi, an Iranian wizard-girl trying to specialize in defusing earthquakes while struggling with a toxic extended wizardly family that demands she perform to their expectations.

Together they're plunged into a whirlwind of cutthroat competition and ruthless judging. Penn's egotistical attitude toward his mentors complicates matters as the pair tries to negotiate their burgeoning romance. Meanwhile, Dairine struggles to stabilize her hero-worshipping, insecure protégée against the interference of powerful relatives using her to further their own tangled agendas. When both candidates make it through to the finals stage on the dark side of the Moon, they and their mentors are flung into a final conflict that could change the solar system for the better or damage Earth beyond even wizardly repair.

©2016 Diane Duane (P)2016 Recorded Books

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  • Bonniejane
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  • 12-29-16

absolutely fantastic!

in the almost 20 years that I have been following this series Diane has never let me down. I absolutely adore every character and to see the changes (i have not read the new Millennium edition so some things are a bit different for me) has been interesting. still, eagerly awaiting the next chapter of Kit and Nitas story.

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Good story and narration

I really like the Young Wizards series. Diane Duane is an excellent author.
The narrator does an excellent job, including all the accents.

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Still excellent after more than thirty years

Despite a considerable passage of time since the prior book in the series, the quality remains high. I had almost given up on setting Kit and Nita again, but I'm glad I did.

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She just gets better and better

Diane Duane has been one of my very favorite authors since I read her very first book. I am grateful for her continued and increasing scale and telling me stories about her wizards. Read them all! Fall in love with these wonderful characters! These stories remind me of my hopeful self which is something that I need these days.

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Loved it!

I'm a huge fan of this series, and so happy Christina Moore was the reader after the long wait. Well worth waiting for! 🙌👍👌

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Amazing

I have been alternately reading and listening to this series since childhood and am constantly amazed at the plot progression. The narrator is excellent at character differentiation, capturing the essence of even the passing voices within the story. Captivating from start to finish!

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DD did it again!<br />

The narrator is amazing! And the young wizard series keeps getting better! You won t be disappointed.

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Wow!

Congrats Diane,
This is the best yet. You're young wizards are becoming so real and so alive. All I can hope is there will be more...soon!