A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Products & Purchases
Various mall stores are mentioned by name.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that in this lightweight entry in the series, there's not much to concern a parent.
Is It Any Good?
Children looking for slam-bang action-adventure will not find it here. Except for the rather trumped-up adventures at the end of the book, this seventh entry in the Young Wizards series takes a leisurely and humorous trip through author Diane Duane's seemingly inexhaustible imagination.
The trip is surprisingly fascinating -- in fact it is more than 100 pages before Nita and Kit even arrive on Alaalu or Dairine's guests arrive, but Duane holds her readers' interest with intriguing details of galactic travel, magical procedures, and alien worlds and creatures. Fans of the series will enjoy this well enough, but it's unlikely to be anyone's favorite installment.
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