A Wizard of Mars (Young Wizards, Book 9) (New Millennium Edition)
Her wizardly partnership with her best frien When Charlie Davis' friend Nick Melchior begins hanging out at a punk-rock Internet Web site to defy his overbearing parents, Charlie becomes worried when he learns that several suicides have been blamed on the site At last, the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire have agreed to meet on neutral ground to attempt to resolve the tangle of intrigue and conspiracy that began with the hijacking of the U. Intrepid many years ago -- but the mee The sword was the ultimate symbol of Romulan power, tradition, and pride.
Leonard McCoy was tried for treason -- and both were stolen duri The sorcerous felines who guard the Gates between worlds are back. In a wondrous sequel to the bestselling The Book of Night with Moon, acclaimed author Diane Duane presents a fabulous adventure that will forever change the way you look at cats Former Marine Gabriel Connor and his fraal companion are scratching out a living among the dangerous stars of the Verge when they stumble onto new, unknown forces.
Only their deaths seem likely to avert the disaster about to flood into the Verge. In the future, computers rule the world. The Net Force was formed to protect America from any and all criminal activity on-line. But there is a group of teenage whiz kids who sometines know more about computers than their adult superiors. They are Wizards and sorcerers, some cats can cast spells and become invisible.
They are the guardians of the Gates, weaving and maintaining the magic threads between realities. But when an ancient evil conquers the mystical Gates beneath Grand Central Statio Professor X, the X-Men's founder and mentor, and Shi'ar Empress Lilandra have been forced to love each other from afar -- he remaining on Earth to lead the X-Men, and she with the Shi'ar to Commander Jonelle Barrett is determined to win. Having moved from Morocco to a new base in Switzerland, she is well-placed to build a fortified base and defend Europe from the marauding aliens who harvest humans as lab animals for breeding stock.
Covering a space shuttle launch in Florida, Peter Parker, in the guise of Spider-Man, must outwit his two arch enemies, Lizard and Venom, while preventing a group of sinister mercenaries from sabotaging the launch. Evidence points to the involvement of Venom -- the alien symbiote who is obsessed with Spider-Man's destruction. Yet Venom has always safeguarded innocent lives Only Freelorn, the banished Prince of Arlen, can rescue the dying land of Arlen from the usurper king and the evil that threatens it, by rediscovering a missing ritual, lost at the time of Freelorn's father's murder.
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Stardate One hundred years ago, four crewmembers of the U. S Enterprise crossed the dimensional barrier and found a mirror image of their own universe, populated by nightmare duplicates of their shipmates. To give Nita a vacation from magic--and to separate her from Kit, her partner in wizardry--Nita's parents pack her off for a monthlong stay with her eccentric aunt in Ireland. But the Old World is even more steeped in magical doings than the United When Dr.
McCoy grumbles once too often about the way the Enterprise ought to be run, Captain Kirk decides to leave the doctor in command while he oversees a routine diplomatic mission. Kirk beams down to a strange planet nicknamed "Flyspeck" to negot Young wizards Nita and Kit face their most terrifying challenge yet: Nita's bratty little sister, Dairine. Not only is Dairine far too smart for a ten-year-old, she also has recently become a wizard, and worse yet, a wizard with almost limitless powe It is the twenty-third century. On the planet Vulcan, a crisis of unprecedented proportion has caused the convocation of the planet's ruling council --and summoned the U.
What's supposed to be just a plain old summer vacation -- swim, sand, and sun -- takes a turn for the magical when Nita and Kit come to the aid of a fellow wizard.
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Only, this wizard is a whale, and she needs the two teens to join a group of whales an Ael t' Rlailiiu is a noble--and dangerous Romulan Commander. But when the Romulans kidnap Vulcans to genetically harness their mind power, Ael decides on treason. Captain Kirk, her old enemy, joins her in a secret pact to destroy the research laborat A pretty alien scientist invents the Intergalactic Inversion Drive, an engine system that transcends warp drive--and the Enterprise will be the first to test it! The Klingons attempt to thwart the test, but a greater danger looms when strange symptom Something stopped Nita's hand as it ran along the bookshelf.
Pralaya is a wizard from a different universe that Nita meets while experimenting with kernels in The Wizard's Dilemma. He bears much resemblance to an otter , though with six legs and antennae. Nita meets him while retrieving the kernel of a "practice universe" from a canal. Later in the story, he is possessed by the Lone Power and presents Nita with the deal to give up her powers in order to save her mother's life. She is the only wizard of her species besides Druvah. Pont is an alien that Nita meets in The Wizard's Dilemma when in the practice universes.
He is a plural—one person in multiple bodies—which is apparently normal in his universe.
He looks to Nita like five giant blue ball bearings. Harold Edward Callahan , Nita and Dairine's father. After his wife's death, he grows closer to his daughters and also to the world of wizardry, serving as a comforter and encourager to wizards who are going through a hard time, notably to Filif and Tom in Wizard's Holiday.
Harry is a florist and landscape gardener; Nita believes she gets her talents with living things especially plants from him. Nita and Dairine inherited their magic powers from his side of the family. Nita and Dairine's late mother, and the focus of The Wizard's Dilemma.
A former professional ballerina, Betty passed on both her red hair and her natural grace to Dairine. Kit's sister, a couple of years older than he. She bought a laser dissociator off the Mizarthu shopping network, which she uses to help Nita and Sker'ret defend The Crossings.
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She is in the process of learning The Speech, despite the fact that she's not a wizard. Once Carmela learns The Speech, she spends most of her time watching TV from across the galaxy, and talking to her new alien friends. She seems to have a talent for languages, as she was learning Japanese before taking up the study of The Speech, and presumably knows Spanish as well. She helps Dairine deal with the exchange wizards in Wizard's Holiday. In Wizards at War Carmela also manages to free the entire group when they are captured at a crucial moment.
During A Wizard of Mars she assists in the translation of an ancient text found in an underground cavern on Mars. Kit's oldest sister. She is away attending college and lives there. She originally believed that Kit had made a deal with the devil.
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As of A Wizard of Mars , she believes he is a mutant. Robert Millman is the school therapist; he first appears in A Wizard Alone to help Nita and, later, Dairine, with their mother's death. Although he is not himself a wizard, he knows of wizards and so recognizes Nita for what she is. Later, in Wizards at War , he helps by arranging for them to get time off from school. More worried about food and squirrels than anything else, Ponch accompanies Kit and Nita on some of their adventures. As the series progresses it is obvious that something is different about Ponch; at the beginning of the series, he is featured as a minor character, mostly a source of canine comic relief, but further on his character is developed into more of a supporting role and partner to Kit.
He starts to find and even create alternate universes his favorite being a squirrel universe and eventually is revealed to be a canine Power, namely the canine version of the One, according to the Transcendent Pig. After this, Kit mourns his loss, only to have a stray dog come up to him and reveal that Ponch is inside all dogs now. Machu Picchu is an irascible scarlet macaw owned by Tom and Carl. Extremely grumpy and given to showing off, she can also tell the future: her advice saves Nita and Kit in all of the first three books. Khairelikoblepharehglukumeilichephreidosd'enagouni , nicknamed Fred by Kit from the syllable phreid in his name, is a white hole who features in So You Want to Be a Wizard.
He appears when Nita and Kit do a finding spell to try to retrieve Nita's space pen, and bears a message for Tom and Carl. Fred is the catalyst for Nita and Kit's Ordeal, starting them on a quest to find the Book of Night with Moon; he is comic in his appreciation of the delights of Earth and he becomes good friends with Nita and Kit.
He is the master of his species, a great white shark; throughout the book he is both aloof and threatening. Although he frightens Nita, they strike up an unusual friendship.
He is dryly funny, although at first Nita doesn't find him so. His role in the song is to devour Nita, as the Silent One; however, at the end of the book, Ed sacrifices himself rather than let Nita die. He has been called Chao, but it is unclear if that is a personal name or merely an epithet. The Pig is designated as being between mortals and the Powers That Be, more than a mortal but less than a Power, and is Omnipresent though not necessarily Omniscient. The purpose the Pig serves is unknown, but it is believed that it knows the meaning of life for an unexplained reason, but it does not just let anyone know.
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