Deep Wizardry (digest): Young Wizards, Book Two

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Something stopped Nita's hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a . . . books, a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a Writer. But his one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard.

I don't belive this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her...

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Overview

Something stopped Nita's hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a . . . books, a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a Writer. But his one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard.

I don't belive this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her hand, confused, amazed, suspicious—and delighted. If it was a joke, it was a great one. If it wasn't . . . ?

During a summer vacation at the beach, thirteen-year-old wizard Nita and her friend Kit assist the whale-wizard S'reee in combating an evil power.

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"A powerful tale of sacrifice and redemption."—School Library Journal (starred review)
"Remarkable and original."—The Horn Book
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This ecology-themed fantasy adventure concerns a girl who, understanding the language of animals, is summoned by a dolphin to save the ocean's creatures. Ages 10-14. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152049423
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Young Wizards Series , #2
  • Edition description: First Magic Carpet Books Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 620,426
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

DIANE DUANE is the author of more then twenty science fiction and fantasy novels, including four other books in the Young Wizards series. Four of her Star Trek novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Ms. Duane lives in rural Ireland.

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Summer Night's Song

There were no streetlights there, and the stars she loved were bright. After a while she stood up in the shoulder-high water, watching the sky. Back up on the beach, Ponch was barking, excited and noisy. He can't have found Kit that fast, Nita thought. Probably something distracted him. A crab, maybe. A dead fish. A shark . . .

Something pushed her in the back, hard. Nita gasped and whipped around in the water, thinking, This is it, there are too sharks here and I'm dead! The sight of the slick-skinned shape in the water stopped her breath-until she realized what she was looking at. A slender body, ten feet long; a blowhole and an amused eye that looked at her sidelong; and a long bleak face that wore a permanent smile. She reached out a hesitant hand, and under her touch the dolphin turned lazily, rolling sideways, brushing her with skin like warm, moonlit satin.

She was immensely relieved. "Dai'stiho," she said, greeting the swimmer in the Tongue that wizards use, the language that she'd learned from her manual and that all creatures understand. She expected no more answer than a fizz or squeak as the dolphin returned the greeting and went about its business.

But the dolphin rolled back toward her and looked at her in what seemed to be shock. "A wizard! " it said in an urgent whistle. Nita had no time to answer; the dolphin dived and its tail slapped the surface, spraying her. By the time Nita rubbed the salt sting out of her eyes, there was nothing near her but the usual roaring breakers.

Copyright © 1985 by Diane Duane

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Requests for permission to make copies of any part of the work should be mailed to the following address:

Permissions Department, Harcourt, Inc.,
6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida 32887

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.com

    I read this book for the first time while waiting for the release of the fourth Harry Potter book, looking for something to fill the empty space. To my surprise, I found a book that I would argue is at least as good as Harry Potter--and perhaps better. <BR/><BR/>The second book in Diane Duane's YOUNG WIZARDS series starts with middle school friends, Nita and Kit, on vacation together with Nita's family at the beach. They think it's going to be just another summer, but they couldn't be more mistaken. Nita and Kit are both wizards, and the forces of evil don't take vacations. The job of wizards is to fight the Lone Power, the one who created death and continually attempts to trick people into accepting it. Wizards work with spells learned from their wizards' manuals, and the use of the Speech, a language that all things, animate or inanimate, understand. <BR/><BR/>When Nita and Kit are summoned to help a whale wizard who's been wounded by whalers, they find out that things have not been going well in the Sea, and that if the wizards don't do something about it soon, the problems may spread to land in the form of earthquakes and tidal waves. The solution is to perform the Song of the Twelve in order to bind the Lone Power and keep It from wreaking havoc on the east coast. And in the case of these two young wizards, they have to do all this while keeping their powers secret from their parents, who are beginning to wonder what they spend their days doing. <BR/><BR/>The main characters are compelling, but the supporting cast is just as strong, consisting of equal numbers of whales and humans. Duane's portrayal of life under the sea, and the ways that humans can unknowingly affect it, is insightful and true. The tension rises throughout the story, so that every scene is more intense than the next. <BR/><BR/>I must have read this book ten times, and every time I get to the ending, I'm so caught up in it that I can't put it down until I'm done. The language of the story itself is beautifully descriptive, not just of the underwater world, but also of the characters' emotions. A story about friendship, duty, and sacrifice whose truth and beauty still amaze me, more than six years down the road.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2006

    A Great Magical Adventure!

    The second book in the Young Wizards series is wonderful! Nita and Kit return once more, this time for an unforgettable beach vacation and a magical encounter with Sea wizards, including whales, dolphins, and an ancient shark. Filled with excitement, wit, and magic, Diane Duane has done it again!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Loved it

    Awesome book but not as goid as the first

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Wad good

    Was awsome

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Good but...

    Amazing book, but not as good as Harry Potter...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    great

    great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2007

    A reviewer

    It's a great book, but it can get a little confusing if the reader isn't old enough, or if you don't pay attention carefully.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2006

    Totally incredible!

    I love marine life and wizards so I was in heaven!!!! To tell you the truth I cried at the end. I know it's lame but it made me love life a little more...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    DO NOT POST ON ARCTICCLAN

    STAY OFF!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Gtgttgtht

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    So good!

    I LOVE That Nita was loyal to do that !

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

    AWSOME%21%21%21%21%2C%21%21

    Awsome+series%21If+you+like+realistic+fiction+you+WILL+love+this+series%21+++++++++++++%3A%29+%3A%29%3A%29%3A%29%3C3

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2006

    Great!

    This book is awesome if you like stories about magic and adventure!!This book was nice because it was not like a lot of other books about magic. It was very unique. I would recommend this to anyone who likes The harry potter type plot!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2006

    Intensly Smart and Shocking...

    The sequel to the critically acclaimed 'So You Want to Be a Wizard', 'Deep Wizardry' is even better. The plot is excellent-it's very interesting and unusual. The revealing of the truth to Mr. and Mrs. Callahan is hilarious and well-written, and Dairine is annoyingly manipulative. S'reee and Hotshot are interesting new characters, and Ed has such a sad story. The surprise ending will leave you breathless. A wonderful addition to this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2005

    Awsome book!

    this book was great! the writer grabes your imagination and takes you on a wild ride to worlds we only dream of.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2005

    Incredibly good!

    After reading Diane Duane's How to be a wizard I thought that it was a book that couldn't be surpassed. But after reading Deep Wizardry I see that Duane has shown her incredible talent again. I have always been a Harry Potter fan. I thought that that was the only kind of wizardry. Then someone mentioned this series so I decieded to try it, thinking it was going to be no match for Harry Potter. Then after reading the first, and now the second, I see that J.k Rowling has met her match. Deep Wizardry is inconcievibly good! I can't wait to finish the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2005

    This book rox mi sox!!!!!!!!

    Oh mi Gosh!!! This Book was awesome!!! I love Diane Duke for writing such an awesome book!!!! I can't wait to get the next one!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2005

    amazing

    this book was absolutly stimulating . i just finished the book but i cant wait to read the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2003

    One of the BEST books i have ever read!

    Deep Wizardry is a exiting, heart-stopping novel, with real life experiances. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes suspense, humor and a little sadness in between

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2003

    THIS BOOK ROCKS!!!!!

    This book is like the BEST book EVER!!! Diane really puts passion into this book, the characters are well described and have a lot of personality. I LOVE this book!!! READ IT!!!!!

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