Young Wizards series by Diane Duane Book Review

I just finished reading this series and I am both happy and sad. I am happy because it took me on such a long and wonderful adventure full of depth and fun, but I am sad because it has ended.

Throughout the series, the story focuses on Nita and Kit, along with a host of other characters who are either young wizards new to the art or experienced ones. In addition to that, the story doesn’t only cover planet Earth, but it also takes us to other planets, worlds and realities, each with its own species, problems and wizards. However, one thing is in common between all of them: the lone power. It is one of the main creative forces in the universe, but it has gone off course, and its main goal is to spread death and entropy among the different peoples of the different universes. The role of the wizards is to stop it and not fall prey to its trapped gifts.

Diane Duane’s genius in the Young Wizards series is not only in creativity and storytelling, but it’s also in character development and story morals. While the books are definitely intended for a younger audience, the ideas in them can be enjoyed and can teach a lot to older and more mature audiences as well. The nice thing about the series as well is that it doesn’t fill up spaces with romance and love triangles as is the case with many other fantasy novels. Instead, Young Wizards is packed with action and magic without coming too close to romance except in later parts of the series, and still not too much at that.

All in all, Young Wizards by Diane Duane is a wonderful series that I highly recommend. However, at the end of the series, I was left with one question hanging: what happened to Roshaun? You’ll have to read it to find out what I mean…

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