By Diane Duane
Younger Wizards booklet 2: Magic and chance within the depths of the sea...
Vacationing at the South Shore of new york over the summer time, package and Nita come to the help of a wounded whale off fireplace Island...and without warning turn into wizards in deep trouble.
The whale is a wizard named S'reee, and she or he has difficulties of her personal that make approximately being eaten via sharks glance minor. The undersea wizards are approximately to accomplish an old and possibly risky rite known as the "Song of the Twelve" -- a wizardry that retains land and sea aside, and serves different, extra mystery purposes.
The "Song" needs to be played quickly, however the whales are a number of wizards in need of the wanted Twelve, and S'reee asks Nita and equipment to help.
They agree, and soon locate themselves concerned about a posh and more and more tricky video game -- becoming whales, to aid the undersea wizards whole the the track, and (at an analogous time) attempting to maintain Nita's parents from checking out what's happening correct below their noses. yet occasions appear to conspire opposed to them as Nita's bratty little sister Dairine retains snooping round to determine what Nita and gear are doing. And Nita discovers, to her dismay, that the position of the "Silent Lord" within the track of the Twelve goes to pose demanding situations she by no means expected... lethal ones.
The old ritual is going ahead at nighttime depths of Hudson Canyon off long island urban. however the maximum possibility to Nita and equipment seems to not be the "Song of the Twelve" itself, yet its oldest, such a lot mysterious celebrant -- the large Master-Shark, ed'Rashtekaresket, who simply knows something: blood within the water...
Publisher's notice: This 2011 Errantry Press booklet version, on hand in simple terms to readers outdoor North the US, follows the textual content of the Eighties and Nineties paperbacks released by means of Dell and Harcourt, and the SF publication membership variants of 1989 and 1996. a few formatting has been tweaked, yet there were no different major adjustments to the unique textual content.
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He rubbed one shoulder. ” Tally tried to remember why jumping off the tower had seemed like such a good idea, but the sight of her own blood had left her brain-missing, and she just wanted to sleep. Everything was harsh and shiny. ” Fireworks exploded overhead, and Peris squinted at her, his face beautifully puzzled. ” “Oh, yeah. Your knee whacked into me when you bounced. ” He reached out and squeezed her arm softly. “Don’t worry, Tally. I’ll ping a warden car. ” But one was already coming. It passed silently overhead, running lights casting a red tinge on the grass around them.
Best friends forever,” she whispered to him, as he set her down. ” Shay said. She was deep in Tally’s closet, poking around for ideas. She held up a shapeless mass of wool. ” Tally let her arms fall from around Peris. ” The sweater looked strange, not like she remembered. It was messy, and you could see where human hands had knitted the different pieces together. People in the Smoke didn’t have holes in the wall-they had to make their own things, and people, it turned out, weren’t very good at making things.
But they mostly looked like us, I thought. ” Tally laughed. ” Shay spread her arms and said more things, trying to be bubbly. “We could smoke tobacco? ” But the hole in the wall wouldn’t give them cigarettes or cars. It was fun, though, hanging out with Shay and trying things on, then snorting and giggling and tossing the costumes back into the recycler. Tally loved seeing how she looked in new clothes, even silly ones. Part of her could still remember back before, when looking in the mirror had been painful, her eyes too close together and nose too small, hair frizzy all the time.