ETA: If you purchased a Kindle copy of A Wizard Abroad before February 2, you’ll have noticed that it has a formatting problem (the pages display justified and there are hyphens everywhere). The malformatted file has now been removed and replaced by one that works correctly, and the FetchApp order-fulfillment server at the Shopify store is now sending out new download links for everybody. Our sincere apologies for this problem! (We’re still trying to figure out how it happened.)
Teenage wizards Nita Callahan and Kit Rodriguez have been working the New York suburbs for nearly thirty years now, through nine novels’ worth of adventures. As the dawn of their fourth decade in print draws near, the long-planned updating of the Young Wizards series continues with the Ebooks Direct release of the fourth novel in the series: A Wizard Abroad.
Abroad, like So You Want to Be a Wizard (book 1 of the Young Wizards series), Deep Wizardry (book 2), and High Wizardry (book 3), now appears in a New Millennium Edition that’s been extensively edited and updated for the present century.
You can find out more about the update project as a whole here. All nine books will be updated by the end of 1Q of 2013, and all brought into alignment with the new (2008-2011-based) timeline.
If you’ve already picked up copies of the first two New Millennium Editions, you can grab A Wizard Abroad here. Alternately, if you haven’t yet acquired any of the new editions, we’re offering a four-volume “box set” of the first New Millennium Editions at a slightly lower price than buying all four separately.
(For those interested: book 5 of the series, The Wizard’s Dilemma, is now in edit and will be available around mid-February of 2013.)
A little about the story:
There’s magic across the Atlantic…
NitaCallahan’s mom and dad are beginning to get the idea that she and her fellow wizard Kit are “spending a little too much time together”. So — explaining that they want to give their daughter a little vacation from wizardry — they pack Nita off for a month-long stay with her eccentric aunt at her farm in Ireland. But this turns out to have been a bad move on Nita’s parents’ part, since Ireland is even more steeped in magical doings than the United States.
“Duane seamlessly interweaves encounters with creatures from legend with glimpses of modern Irish life and teen culture… So clever and well reasoned that readers will have no trouble suspending disbelief.” (School Library Journal)
“An engaging fantastical tale… Definitely worth reading.” (Book Trust)
“Suitable for a wide range of readers. The colourful descriptions and imaginative characters create an exciting read… found it difficult to put the book down.” (Platform)
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