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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.
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"A powerful tale of sacrifice and redemption."--School Library Journal (starred review)
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Magic Carpet Books; 1 edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152049428
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152049423
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #781,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diane Duane was born in New York City -- a descendant of New York's first mayor -- and worked there as a psychiatric nurse before leaving the profession for the only one she loved better, the business of writing. Since the publication of her first novel in 1981, she's written fifty more, not to mention numerous short stories, comics, computer games and screenplays for TV and film, and has picked up the occasional award here and there. (She's also worked with Star Trek in more media than anyone else alive.)

Right now DD is probably best known for her "Young Wizards" series of young adult fantasy novels, featuring the New York-based teen wizards Kit Rodriguez and Nita Callahan. The series now enters its third decade with Nita's and Kit's newest adventure: "Games Wizards Play," the tenth Young Wizards novel, is scheduled for publication by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in winter 2015/16. Interested readers can find weekly teaser excerpts from the book at the blog at gameswizardsplay.com.

DD shares a two hundred-year-old cottage in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland with her husband, the Belfast-born novelist and screenwriter Peter Morwood, and various overworked computers... an odd but congenial environment for the staging of epic battles between good and evil and the leisurely pursuit of total galactic domination. (And a lot of ethnic cooking: her own favorite foods come from the cuisines of central Europe and the Mediterranean.) In her spare time DD gardens (weeding, mostly), studies German and Italian, chats with friends and fans on her Tumblr at dduane.tumblr.com, listens to shortwave and satellite radio, and dabbles in astronomy, computer graphics, iaido and amateur cartography... while also trying to figure out how to make more spare time.

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."

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
I received a copy of So You Want To Be a Wizard that was intended for my sister from my cousin, who had mailed it from the UK. I didn't pick it up for a while, but as soon as I read it I was totally hooked on this series, and I spent weeks used bookstore hopping to find Deep Wizardry. Deep Wizardry is not only the best book in the Young Wizards series -- it's one of the best books I've ever read.
Nita is a girl that any bookworm can relate to. She's got so many characteristics that reminded me of myself that I almost felt as if I was in her place; all of her problems were my problems, her joys my joys.
Kit is the perfect companion character to Nita -- innocent as she is, but strong and supportive through all her decisions.
The whales and dolphins each have their own unique personalities and conflicts. Their society is complex and ancient and portrayed beautifully.
And of course we can't forget Ed -- the Pale Slayer. As Nita said, "[his] name has teeth in it." The Pale Slayer is an ancient menace, shrouded in clouds of blood, with power over all the sharks in the sea. Some of his lines made such impressions on me that I don't think I'll ever forget them -- "You, young and never loving; I, old and never loved."
The book takes risks with the characters and the plot that lead into an intense psychological conflict -- the question of self-sacrifice for the greater good outlines the entire book. Not only does Duane manage to fit the story of the binding of the Lone Power into history and modern society, but she also draws the reader into the story with real life conflicts that make it completely believable for anyone who's willing to take a chance with magic.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 2000
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Diane Duane takes you on an unbelievable adventure with Nita and Kit. This book put a vivid picture of what was happening into my head. While I read it, it made me feel like my soul was singing to the melody of the waves Nita and Kit traveled through. Each bit of this book I gobbled up and when I was done, I was thirsty for more. This has to be the best piece of literature I have EVER read. But for people who don't believe in magic a bit, you probably wouldn't like it. For everyone else, you have to read this book!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 24, 2000
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This is the best of the three initial books in Duane's Wizardry series. There is plenty of thrilling action, the ethics and philosophy of wizarding is intelligently extended beyond its presentation in the first book, and Nita's evolving relationship with her family is well woven into the story of cetacean wizards and their battle with the Lone Power. The author also brings vividly to life the sights, sounds and sensations of the deep sea.
Still, the characters stand out over and above the merits of the other aspects of the book. The parents and adult characters are sympathetic and believable, Nita's little sister Dairine shows up in a new light, and even the dog has a personality!
Each undersea character - whale-wizards, mostly - has a distinctive personality and tone well matching his/her species and history. The crowning achievement of the book is Ed'Rashtekaresket (Ed for short) the Master-Shark, whose very name has teeth in it. His dark, complex and fascinating character is gradually revealed through his developing relationship with Nita - as she realizes, and comes to terms with, the implications of the parts the two of them will sing at the TwelveSong Ceremony.
The book should appeal to adults as well as to the ten-to-teens age group to whom the book is marketed.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By NRW on June 29, 2000
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In "Deep Wizardry," Diane Duane's two adolescent wizards, Nita and Kit (for Christopher) are caught up in a reenactment of an undersea ritual in order to help defeat death (entropy). To this end they must not only transform themselves into whales, but must also manage to avoid Nita's parents without lying, because a wizard dares not lie. In this second volume of the wizardry series, the wizards' need for freedom in their struggle mirrors most adolescents' need for freedom, but with this difference: Nita and Kit know why they need their freedom and what they're going to do with it, a knowledge that justifies their and, by extension, all adolescents' struggle for freedom. On the simple wizardry front, this book is a great deal easier to follow than "So You Want to Be a Wizard," and it fills out many details that were only adumbrated in that book. From my adult perspective, that ease, combined with the adolescent issues, made it a bit less enthralling than the first book, but I suspect that the flaw is in me and not in the book. I certainly never considered not finishing the book. Wizardry as Duane construes it requires good character, discipline, perseverance, and also not a little scientific ability (as when all the ocean-going participants need to figure out how much air they will need for their trip). The wizards set good examples while doing really cool things, a fantastic combination. My favorite character was the shark. Like Milton's Satan, he really steals the show.
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