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08:56 pm: Wizards at War by Diane Duane
This is the eighth book in this series where a couple of teens become wizards. Not like Harry Potter, much more realistic for most of the books. Kit and Nita are just home from solving problems on an alien world while on a "holiday" and are greeted by Earth's Senior Wizards. Tom and Carl tell them that the Lone Power is pushing a kind of dark matter at all the worlds everywhere and will not only make everybody kill everybody else, but all the wizardly powers will go away -- the seniors first. The young wizards must solve the problem themselves.

Some of their alien young wizard friends join them on a scary chase to find the right pieces and put them together properly in order to save the worlds. This is a tight thriller, even though it's YA. The only probem I have with these books, and others may not, is the Lone Power and the One and so forth. Duane is clearly identifying the Lone Power with the Devil/Death and the other Powers and the One with Saints and God. I don't believe in those beings and I cringe when they come up. The books are still good enough for me to read.



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Date:September 15th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
I don't believe in those entities either, but (so far) Duane's take on them is sufficiently unlike that of the religions I'm allergic to that I can manage all right. She's seriously dealing with the redemption of the Lone Power, which pleases me.

Date:September 15th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
I wouldn't get too allergic, since much of her other fiction is emphatically not in that mold.
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Date:September 15th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
I first read 'Book of Night with Moon' and its sequel, so my take on the Lone Power is completely different.

I have to admit I gave up on this series. I liked the first few, but grew less interested in the protagonists and the escalations that happened. I would have preferred to read other books in that general universe with other characters.
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