A Wizard Abroad By Diane Duane am Book Diane Duane has been a writer of scie
A Wizard Abroad By Diane Duane am Book Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, TV and film for than thirty 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 twenty 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. To give Nita a vacation from magic and to separate her from Kit, her partner in wizardry Nita s parents pack her off for a monthlong stay with her eccentric aunt in Ireland But the Old World is even steeped in magical doings than the United States, and Nita soon finds herself and a host of Irish wizards battling creatures from a nightmare Ireland a realm where humTo give Nita a vacation from magic and to separate her from Kit, her partner in wizardry Nita s parents pack her off for a monthlong stay with her eccentric aunt in Ireland But the Old World is even steeped in magical doings than the United States, and Nita soon finds herself and a host of Irish wizards battling creatures from a nightmare Ireland a realm where humankind is the stuff of tales and storybooks, and where the legends and monsters of Irish mythology are a deadly reality.So much for vacation abroad.. The best Kindle A Wizard Abroad Not one of my favorite books in the series. Didn't shed a single tear during it. Wasn't even tempted. I think that's partly because I was annoyed by the love triangle nonsense, and the way that the heroine both insulted and thought she was in love with the Irish guy. Oh, and the part where the Irish guy faced the same choice that Nita did in Deep Wizardry, and she didn't give him the same speech she got (which was a very good speech and quite moving) and indeed, he almost didn't make his choice at all. Bad wizard.This book covers Nita's trip to Ireland, where magic is so old and layered into the very fabric of the land that just staring at something can make you go sideways into another time or dimension. Her parents sent her there to get her away from her partner and from wizardry. Joke's on them, because the aunt they sent her to is a wizard as well and Ireland and the world itself is in danger.There's quite a bit of fighting in this book, which substitutes poorly for the adventures and emotional development of the previous books. Still worth a read, if only for continuity's sake, but not one of the better books.