By Diane Duane
A suite of 3 brief tales within the younger Wizard's sequence, initially released individually. this can be the eBooks Direct model (DRM unfastened, released by way of the author).
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What occurs among booklet nine of the younger Wizards sequence, A Wizard of Mars, and the coming near near booklet 10, video games Wizards Play? Diane Duane solutions the query during this quantity, accumulating jointly the 3 canonical works that represent a "transitional trilogy" among books nine and 10 -- a 150,000-word extravaganza of untold stories to aid continue you going until eventually the 10th e-book comes out in February 2016.
Interim Errantry contains:
The novella no longer On My Patch, the story of an strange Halloween within the younger Wizards' local, that includes overage Trick Or Treating, suburban zombies, and the assault of the Killer Pumpkins.
The novelette How attractive Are Thy Branches, a holiday-themed younger Wizards tale during which an alien wizard who appears to be like much like a Christmas tree will get the present he desires such a lot -- -- and a memorable celebration and sleepover are just a little bit disrupted via a superblizzard and an incursion of otherworldly ghosts.
And eventually, the recent unique younger Wizards novel Lifeboats, the story of a far off international threatened by way of unavoidable doom, an intervention that takes millions of Earth's wizards, old and young, into harm's means, and a Valentine's Day that totally doesn't cross as planned...
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