By Diane Duane
The recent Millennium version of A Wizard of Mars has been revised and edited for its 21st-century readership, and includes 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 information in regards to the New Millennium variation updates, please see this posting at DD's blog "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 indicators of lifestyles on Mars. It's wizards...
Young wizards package Rodriguez and Nita Callahan develop into a part of an elite crew 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 whilst the "bottle" is uncorked and lifestyles emerges once again to shake the purple Planet with its personal perilous and baffling model of magic.
The excellent news is that the Martians look pleasant. The undesirable information is that now they're unfastened to choose up the place they left off on a long-dormant plan which may switch the form of multiple world… they usually don't brain utilizing their well-intentioned rescuers to accomplish their pursuits. Kit’s long-standing fascination with all issues Martian suddenly enmeshes him in a poor, age-old clash -- turning him into either a potential key to its resolution, and a device that during the inaccurate fingers almost immediately threatens the entire human race.
Only package has a shot at defusing the risk. but if he vanishes suddenly from the Mars of the following and now, his fellow wizards are left doubtful of the place his precise loyalties lie. Nita’s decision to discover the reality – and equipment – quickly sends her into conflict opposed to an implacable enemy who is probably not conquerable other than via 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 historic synergy binding them to Mars and its final inhabitants… or the background that left Mars dead will repeat itself on the earth.
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