Wizard's Holiday: The Seventh Book in the Young Wizards Series
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Ponch—” “Oh no,” Nita said. “What’s Ponch doing now?” “Wait till you come over,” Kit said, looking rather resigned. “It’ll be easier for you to see than for me to explain. But when I told my pop that we were going to have to go to Mars, he said, ‘Don’t let me keep you.’” Nita stared at Kit in surprise. “I bet your mama didn’t say that, though.” Kit’s grin had a slight edge to it. “No. My mama suggested I go take a look at Neptune while I was at it, and not hurry home.” Nita snickered.
it was like to function at the great depths. “Tough work... ” “It’s not too bad if I can crack the crust, and let the metals come up molten and crystallize out into nodules,” Quelt said. “Then we can send mechanical depth-handling machines down to bring it all up. I think that’s the way I’ll go with this. Are the ceiff all fed?” “Twice,” Kit said. “Tapi thinks I’m spoiling them.” “I have news for you,” Nita said. “Tapi wants you for a hired hand!” Quelt snorted with laughter. “Trust him to
just let it sound like one very large kind of present. “Come on,” Quelt said. “They tell the story better than I can.” And she stepped right down into the crystalline surface as if it were water. Nita and Kit both stared. Quelt looked over her shoulder at them. “It’s all right,” she said. “It’s not an actual portal, just a replay. You can’t actually interact with it, but it’s as if you were there... ” “How do we—” Kit said, and then looked around him in surprise as, very slowly, he started to
Finally, he did glance over at her once more, and something of the old cool distance was back in his eyes. But now Dairine knew it was a mask, and she also knew what lay under it. “I’m an idiot,” Dairine said. Roshaun simply looked at her. So did Spot. She looked down at him. “Yes, I am,” Dairine said. “This is no time for misguided loyalty. We’ve got to do something.” She looked back over at Roshaun. “But we still have to get permission.” She glanced at Spot again. “Any luck finding the
Power’s doing. It invented entropy, the Great Death that’s the shadow over all the smaller ones. Whether the results of that invention are all bad—” Kit shrugged. “It gets too complicated to just say yes or no. But wizards do what they can to slow down the speed of energy running out of the world, that’s all.” Ponch had looked away and was gazing down into the Display. I think I understand that. “Okay. When enough members of a species get to the point where they know they’re alive, and they