From STRANGE HORIZONS: “The Young Wizards”

by YWCom Admin

A long and thoughtful review of the entire series by Electra Pritchett.

There are certain authors in SFF who seem to be perpetually flying under the radar, rendering their fanbases secret clubs even amongst genre fans. One such secret club in science fiction, fantasy, and YA worth belonging to, and one that every fantasy lover should get in on, is the secret club of people who’ve read and love Diane Duane’s Young Wizards series [1]. In the run-up to and wake of the publication of the tenth installment in the series, Games Wizards Play (2016), I took the excuse first to reread all the preceding books, and few exercises in revisiting childhood favorites have been so vindicating, so filled with wonder, sorrow, delight, and ultimately joy. In other words, my reread merely reflected the books’ contents back at me.

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