Interim Errantry: Three Tales of the Young Wizards

By Diane Duane

A suite of 3 brief tales within the younger Wizard's sequence, initially released individually. this is often the eBooks Direct model (DRM loose, released through the author).

From the author's website:

What occurs among publication nine of the younger Wizards sequence, A Wizard of Mars, and the coming near near ebook 10, video games Wizards Play? Diane Duane solutions the query during this quantity, amassing jointly the 3 canonical works that represent a "transitional trilogy" among books nine and 10 -- a 150,000-word extravaganza of untold stories to assist hold you going till the 10th e-book comes out in February 2016.

Interim Errantry contains:

The novella no longer On My Patch, the story of an strange Halloween within the younger Wizards' local, that includes overage Trick Or Treating, suburban zombies, and the assault of the Killer Pumpkins.

The novelette How wonderful Are Thy Branches, a holiday-themed younger Wizards tale within which an alien wizard who seems much like a Christmas tree will get the present he desires such a lot -- -- and a memorable occasion and sleepover are just a little bit disrupted by way of a superblizzard and an incursion of otherworldly ghosts.

And ultimately, the hot unique younger Wizards novel Lifeboats, the story of global threatened via unavoidable doom, an intervention that takes millions of Earth's wizards, old and young, into harm's method, and a Valentine's Day that totally doesn't move as planned...

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