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a WizardI remember in my younger years not liking this book as much as So You Want to Be a WizardI remember in my younger years not liking this book as much as So You Want to Be a which I ll be referring to as SYWTBAW from now on because geez that s a long title My reasoning It was too weird I don t know why umans shapeshifting into whales was too weird but I didn t Operaatio Para Bellum have a problem withumans teaming up with a celestial object and a sentient sports car to fight evil in a parallel universe Seems like a pretty arbitrary place to draw the lineWith my inexplicable aversion to
SHAPESHIFTING BEHIND ME I WAS FINALLYbehind me I was finally to enjoy Deep Wizardry to its fullest during my most recent reread Whereas SYWTBAW is a blend of fantasy and science fiction this book is pretty straightforward fantasy It s also tonally different "SYWTBAW Had A Fast Paced Edge Of Your Seat Feel " had a fast paced edge of your seat feel it while Deep Wizardry feels slower and ponderous It fits the underwater theme of the story in my opinionI m still Horse a Portrait A Photographer's Life With Horses head overeels in love with Nita Callahan as a character In this book we get to see a introspective side of Aircraft of World War I 1914 1918 The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide her which is great forer character development Because the entire book is written from Myth Taken Identity her perspective the insight into Kit is limited and focused specifically onis relationship with Nita Amazon.com: The Underwater Photographer eBook: Martin Edge: Kindle Store how she seesim and what she thinks of Growing Marijuana (Idiot's Guides) him And Diane Duane s cast of side characters is just as vibrant as it was in book oneSomething that really impressed on me this reread wasow Duane doesn t shy away from darkness and depth Obviously everything is still age appropriate for a middle grade novel but there s an added layer underneath it all that I appreciate Maybe that s another reason this wasn t my favorite when I was younger there are a lot of complicated concepts explored in the text As I mentioned in my review of SYWTBAW Duane adds a philosophical twist to The Jane Austen Project her stories which in the first book was occasionally a bit too much but I thought was executed much betterereI m glad I went back and reread this one as an adult I enjoyed it much this time around Up next book three which I remember loving the first two times I read it Let s Dynamite Doc or Christmas Dad? hope thatasn t changed After reading and absolutely loving the first book in the series So You Want to be a Wizard I just knew I Industrial Applications of Biopolymers and Their Environmental Impact had to read the second book Deep Wizardry In allonesty this book is nowhere near as good as the first First this book is not as creative and riveting as the first book I mean not even in the same ball park which was extremely disappointing While it is well written and very well researched there are many marine biology terms used throughout the novel the plot is just moves at a very slow pace There were several times where I almost put the book down altogether because of the extremely dull story line and Retraite sur le Cantique des Cantiques: Commentaires bibliques (Spiritualité) (French Edition) horrendously slow slower than molasses pacing The two main characters Kit and Nita were immature and to beonest pretty stupid and impulsive These ualities really made me want to slap each of them on the side of the Blood Sorcery (Shadows of Magic, head and tell them to get their sht together Despite some of the factors mentioned above the story was not a complete waste as it didave some interesti Oops I am falling absolutely in love with these little books First off let me say that I The Elusive Heiress Nancy Drew have been trying a straddling techniue in reading these Iave been alternating between listening to the fantastically charming audiobook for my commute to work and then switching to my paperbacks which I Pizarro and the Conuest of Peru hastily and excitedly purchased from Orca Books in Oly for a song on store credit for my 15 minute work breaks in order to continue the story I can safely say that Iave been impatiently shelving books during my shifts thinking about my next chance to read about my leetle wixxards and then shuffle the stories on to my friend Pietro so I will Are You There God? It's Me M have someone to giggle and sueal withWhat I love Parents in the book are treated with love and respect for their feelings It is lovelyow Nita and Kit both seem to actually care what their parents think about them and don t want to lie to them both for personal and practical reasons of their wizardry and speaking truth Charming and different Whalesong Oh my gosh this is so cute Love the way the whale speech Evan (O'Connor Brothers Vol. 5) has littleints of the actual sounds whales make I think Nita s name came out something like On Hitler's Mountain Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood PS hN iit which if you sort of perform it yourselfas a fair similarity to the sounds whales make underwater Very clever little idea Nita and Kit s friendship is absolutely fantastic I love seeing stories where a boy and girl are allowed to be close friends and care about each other without it immediately nosediving into a relationship or romance I A cristalli liquidi (Italian Edition) have been informed that there will be development of the characters on this front but Iave a feeling that since the author I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad has seemed to demonstrate a relatively gentleand on a lot of matters of character development that I won t feel too shoehorned into it As a sidenote Nita s mother and little sister seem to be viewing Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children her adventures wither friend with. Coming to the aid of a wounded whale Kit and Nita are plunged into deep wizardry The whale is a wizard and she enlists Kit and Nita. ,
It was terrific A good 4 stars My favorite in the series I love ow Nita discovers that an offhand promise turns out to be very serious and Lonestar Sanctuary how the kids find itarder and Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator harder to work around their families There is a very dramatic storyline that left my in tears too While I regretted last time around that Iad not encountered Diane Duane s Young Wizards books when I was a young un this time around I m pretty glad I didn t because if I d come across Deep Wizardry when I was the age of its two young protagonists I would ave reuired extensive "therapy afterward Look I m not going to get into this much but man I could ave " afterward Look I m not going to get into this much but man I could Desperate (Bad Baker Boys, have a trigger warning becauseGIANT SUID ATTACKS YOU GUYSI maving trouble breathing after just Biocentrismo. L'universo, la coscienza. La nuova teoria del tutto having typed those wordsFortunately I m a grown up now andave evolved
and developed coping techniues for dealing with scenes like theGIANT SUID ATTACKSdeveloped coping techniues for dealing with scenes like theGIANT SUID ATTACKS GUYSand am thus somewhat capable of admiring that scene for the majestic and badass bit of action writing that it is Somewhat I m still very glad I put this book down to sleep last night well before the advent of theGIANT SUID ATTACKS YOU GUYSor I wouldn t A Small C Compiler Language Usage Theory and Design have slept at all and would probablyave to be How Drawings Work hauled off to a mental ward like one of HP Lovecraft s less strongly constituted wuseroesAll that aside Deep Wizardry is a remarkably wise thoughtful and lovely book We start up not long after Nita and Kit saved the world from the Lone Power in So You Want to be a Wizard with Nita s family and Kit along for good measure vacationing on the beach and Nita and Kit exploring the delights of ocean swimming along with their budding powers and responsibilities Soon it s those responsibilities as I observed last time around Duane s version of magic Truly Irresistible has aeavy ethicalecological bent and literally preserves the world that come crashing to the fore like a tidal wave when the duo meet up with a badly injured Whisper Loudly humpback whale who turns out to be a young wizarderself and who I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life has just loster mentor at the worst possible timeSoon Nita and Kit are drawn into an awesome round of ritual and rite of passage upon which the fate of the eastern seaboard depends the Lone Power they defeated and sealed off last time around is always finding new and old ways to attack the fragile living cosmos these kids and their kind are sworn to defend and preserve and into a frame of reference that is startling in its maturity as they Dragon Ball Z Cycle 2 T03 have to spend much of the novel contemplating death uite seriously and personallyAdding to the shivery archetypal dread of this story is the magnificent giant white Master shark as in the biggest Great White Shark that ever lived so old possibly thousands of years old and vast thate is actually all white like a deadly ghost slicing through the water Ed short for Ed Rashtekaresket who pretty much steals the novel Ed is a giant slab of uncanny inhuman awesome utterly believable as both shark and sentient at The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip & home inis role as the ender of distress and full of bleak The Bible in the lyrics of Bob Dylan The Wanted Man study series harsh and yet still oddly compassionate wisdom inis dealings with Nita and Kit who assume the forms of a The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vol. 4 (light novel) humpback and a sperm whale respectively for their dealings in the deep And while they might therefore be a little bigger than Edis lordly dreadful power keeps them and us in awe through their every dealing with Fret Work Step By Step himReally were I at all a reasonable person I d be much afraid of Ed than of theGIANT SUID ATTACKS YOU GUYSbut anyone who knows me or even just reads my blog at all often probably already knows that if there is one thing I am not it s a reasonable person As it is well Ed versus theGIANT SUID ATTACKS YOU GUYSis one of the most thrilling and seat wetting passages I ve ever encountered in literature Holy crap you guysAnd but so Duaneas published seven of these Young Wizards books to date and another one is due later this year Could she ever possibly top this Or even come close to Mark of the Dragon Urban Dragon hitting its pardon meigh water mark I dunno But I m ready to find outAfter some milk and cookies and soothing music to cure me of my lingering orrors from theGIANT SUID ATTACKS YOU GUYSand the after effects of some truly tragic content as wellDeep and powerful stuffMy greatest childhood phobia was that a giant suid was under my bed and gonna attack me from the watery ocean depths that were also under my bed and yes I knew at the time this was uite impossible given that said bed was some 6000 feet above sea level not far from the Continental Divide but that s what phobias are you guys They re as powerful as they are irrational I m torn about reviewing the rest of this series as the simple truth is that I like the rest considerably less although the original is uite good as well and I aven t finished them all This is one of my favorites of Diane Duane s Young Wizards series not in the least because it s full of whales But what I love most about it is that it s got the noble sacrifice for the good of all scenario going on in it With great white sharks How cool is that. Hins and a single fearsome shark But which poses of a danger the Lone Power or ed'Rashtekaresket the enormous shark as old as the se. Some suspicion in the book but other than one conversation I
DIDN FIND MYSELF TOO SHOCKEDt find myself too shocked the direction minds took It is kinda nice to see that sort of thing develop over time in characters minds but considering their age I suppose it is somewhat natural if a bit extremeThis brings me to my next point HOLY CARP IN A BUCKET THE PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AREN T IDIOTS This makes me terribly Tubâ va ma'nâ ye shab happy in a book for young people because I could never stand it as a kid when books for people my age were populated with clueless uselesselpless adults and authority figures I found it terribly insulting on the front that a the author seemed to
Think Pandering To Mepandering to me appropriate rather than being realistic or fair about ow people actually act bit is very diminishing of the achievements and adventures young people ave if the adults don t pose any kind of threat to their options as young characters and thus it felt like making it easy for the kids by reducing the challenge I never liked feeling like the only reason these kids got up to so much fun was because their parents were overgrown toddlers Guhh Gag me Nita s parents are an actual concern in the story both for practical reasons as for emotional ones They are actually considered by Rechnen und Textaufgaben - Gymnasium 5. Klasse (Mathematik: Textaufgaben/Sachaufgaben, Band 155) her a lot which ties into my previous point but are also seen as individual emotional beings rather than just the creators ofer life I particularly liked that they try to address the issues to some degree and ease their minds some in a really personal way I want to see of this in the books following Let s How to Prove It (A Structured Approach) hope The way the song was figured out at the end maintained some tension while still making sense Thank you for not condescending to readers like Meyer by promising a big fight and then dropping it because you don t want your characters toave to go through anything difficult The relationship between Dairene and Nita is realistic but remarkably mature at the same time on Three Religious Rebels The Forefathers of the Trappists how they deal with each other I really look forward to them working together in the future and really enjoyed Dairene s cleverness inelping Nita Yep Need leetle wixxards Read my full review at wadingthroughbookswordpresscomI m finding it really interesting to read the New Millennium Editions I ve read all of the original editions and the earlier ones The Sunset Warrior have always felt a bit out of sync with the later books since the nine that are currently out were written and published over 20 years Technologyas changed a great deal and there are some details that get forgotten in between the books that Duane Highland Hucow has fixed For example Nita wore glasses in the first book but not in the rest of the series Deep Wizardry clears it up by explaining that Nita is using wizardry to fixer eyes A minor point but it s nice to tie the books closely together especially when you are reading them as a series and not as stan Ah Ed He was the best part but also Carl and Tom and Peach I love that Nita and Kit are solid best friends and are a team Their magic is very collaborative and I enjoy this so much If ever anyone asks you what exactly is the point of a site like Goodreads do please direct them to this review A few months ago I read the first in this series So You Want To Be A Wizard and although I liked it I The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan and the Climbing Life (English Edition) had no great desire to read any in the seuence But when I posted this in my Goodreads review a friend begged me to carry on because this the second book in the series was one ofer all time favourite books So I took Dien Cai Dau Wesleyan Poetry her advice and you know what I love it too It s astonishingow many wonderful stories I ve found through Goodreads not just friends recommendations but other reviews discussion groups or simply surfing around following links from book to book to author to book It s an invaluable resource for readersThis is a children s or perhaps properly a young adult book the second of a long series but it s also an excellent read for adults I am several decades above the intended demographic but I absolutely loved it The first Hope Solo: My Story Young Readers' Edition half of the book is a fairly straightforward tale of two kids Nita and Kit learning to enjoy their newfound powers of wizardry while avoiding Nita s pesky younger sister and trying not to be caught out byer parents There s a sprinkling of politically correct ecology pollution is bad children plus some swimming with dolphins and whales and such like fluffBut then about uality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry half way through the story transforms into something deeper darker and much interesting Suddenly it s about love and death and willing sacrifice and keeping your word no matter the cost Oh and a little about the innateness or not of male aggression Which was unexpected Even though you know of course that Nita and Kit will be fine since the series goes on and on and even I saw whatad to appen to make things come out right it was still exciting and scary and very moving I cried a lot and that s embarrassing at my age and I was on a train too Not sure what teenage or younger readers would make of it but I thought. In battle against the sinister Lone Power Becoming whales themselves Nita and Kit join in an ancient ritual performed by whales dolp.