Interim Errantry

What happens between book 9 of the Young Wizards series, A Wizard of Mars, and book 10, Games Wizards Play? Diane Duane answers the question in this volume, collecting together the three canonical works that constitute a “transitional trilogy” between books 9 and 10 — a 150,000-word extravaganza of heretofore untold tales from the world of the Young Wizards.

Interim Errantry contains:

The novella Not On My Patch, the tale of an unusual Halloween in the Young Wizards’ neighborhood, featuring overage Trick Or Treating, suburban zombies, and the Attack of the Killer Pumpkins.

The novelette How Lovely Are Thy Branches, a holiday-themed Young Wizards story in which an alien wizard who looks a lot like a Christmas tree gets the gift he wants most — decorations — and a memorable party and sleepover are disrupted by a superblizzard and an neighborhood problem that triggers a most unusual Christmas haunting.

And finally, the new original Young Wizards novel Lifeboats, the tale of a distant world threatened by unavoidable doom, an intervention that takes thousands of Earth’s wizards, young and old, into harm’s way, and a Valentine’s Day that absolutely doesn’t go as planned…

(All three works are also available separately at Ebooks Direct in case you have (or have read) one or more of them but don’t care to purchase it / them again.)

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The New Millennium Editions of So You Want to Be a Wizard, Deep Wizardry, High Wizardry, A Wizard Abroad, The Wizard’s Dilemma, A Wizard Alone, Wizard’s Holiday, Wizards at War and A Wizard of Mars have been revised and edited for their 21st-century readership.

All nine volumes feature new material which does not appear in the original editions, and continue the new 2008-based timeline established in the New Millennium Edition of SYWTBAW.

Box sets come at a significant discount from the individual-volume purchase price. All the books are DRM-free, and the box sets come in reader-tailored formats for all the major e-readers, as well as generic .epub and .mobi formats. (Yes, the NMEs can be loaded into your Kindle or Nook: we have versions tailored for the most popular Amazon and B&N readers, and are adding more.)

The Young Wizards New Millennium Editions are available exclusively from Ebooks Direct.

For more information about the rationale and goals underlying the NME updates, please see this 2012 posting at DD’s weblog “Out of Ambit”.




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