By Diane Duane
The hot Millennium variation of A Wizard of Mars has been revised and edited for its 21st-century readership, and comprises new / up-to-date fabric bringing it into line with the 2008-based timeline introduced within the NME of so that you are looking to Be a Wizard.
For extra details concerning the New Millennium variation updates, please see this posting at DD's web publication "Out of Ambit" (http://www.dianeduane.com/outofambit/2012/08/14/out-now-the-new-millennium-edition-of-so-you-want-to-be-a-wizard/).
It's no longer scientists who locate the 1st symptoms of existence on Mars. It's wizards...
Young wizards equipment Rodriguez and Nita Callahan turn into a part of an elite workforce investigating the mysterious, long-sought "message in a bottle" that holds the 1st clues to the secrets and techniques of the long-lost population of Mars. yet no longer even wizardry is sufficient to take care of the unusual occasions that begin to spread while the "bottle" is uncorked and lifestyles emerges once again to shake the crimson Planet with its personal perilous and baffling model of magic.
The excellent news is that the Martians appear pleasant. The undesirable information is that now they're loose to select up the place they left off on a long-dormant plan which may swap the form of multiple world… and so they don't brain utilizing their well-intentioned rescuers to accomplish their targets. Kit’s long-standing fascination with all issues Martian by surprise enmeshes him in a negative, age-old clash -- turning him into either a potential key to its resolution, and a device that during the inaccurate palms almost immediately threatens the full human race.
Only package has a shot at defusing the danger. but if he vanishes all at once from the Mars of right here and now, his fellow wizards are left doubtful of the place his actual loyalties lie. Nita’s selection to discover the reality – and gear – quickly sends her into conflict opposed to an implacable enemy who will not be conquerable other than through violating wizardry’s most simple tenets.
As the shadow of interplanetary warfare stretches ever extra darkly over either worlds, package and Nita needs to struggle to appreciate and grasp the unusual and old synergy binding them to Mars and its final inhabitants… or the historical past that left Mars dead will repeat itself on the earth.
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A Wizard of Mars (Young Wizards, Book 9) (New Millennium Edition) by Diane Duane