By Diane Duane
He New Millennium version of A Wizard in a foreign country has been revised and edited for its 21st-century readership, and contours new fabric which doesn't seem within the unique 1993 variation.
For additional information in regards to the New Millennium variation updates, please see this posting at DD's blog "Out of Ambit" (http://www.dianeduane.com/outofambit/2012/08/14/out-now-the-new-millennium-edition-of-so-you-want-to-be-a-wizard/).
There's magic around the Atlantic...
Nita's mum and dad are starting to get the concept she and her fellow wizard package are "spending a bit an excessive amount of time together". So -- explaining that they wish to offer her a bit holiday from wizardry -- they pack Nita off for a month-long stick with her eccentric aunt at her farm in eire. yet this seems to were a nasty circulation on Nita's parents' half, in view that eire is much more steeped in magical doings than the United States.
Nita, at the beginning definite that she's going to be bored out of her brain, quickly reveals that the serene great thing about the Irish panorama is devious. The ghosts of fellows and beasts and different beings -- together with what appear to be heroes, historic gods, or even the Powers that Be -- confront her at each flip. And her realization to strictly wizardly enterprise in this concern is a little bit distracted via the darkish and edgy Ronan Nolan, a neighborhood youngster wizard with uncomfortable secrets... and an schedule that would almost certainly contain Nita.
Along with a bunch of Irish wizards either old and young, Nita and gear (who joins her in eire) are drafted into an more and more determined conflict with the Lone energy in another of Its many types. The struggle is a private one, as regularly -- yet this time there's greater than traditional at stake, because the historic Enemy of lifestyles makes an attempt to submerge the standard eire in an older, extra risky one: a spot the place humans are fairy stories, and the legends and monsters of Celtic fantasy are a perilous reality....
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So I let the train rock me into oblivion. Gray light is leaking through the curtains when the rapping rouses me. I hear Effie Trinket’s voice, calling me to rise. “Up, up, up! ” I try and imagine, for a moment, what it must be like inside that woman’s head. What thoughts fill her waking hours? What dreams come to her at night? I have no idea. I put the green outfit back on since it’s not really dirty, just slightly crumpled from spending the night on the floor. My fingers trace the circle around the little gold mockingjay and I think of the woods, and of my father, and of my mother and Prim waking up, having to get on with things.
It brings out the flecks of gold in his green eyes. And, despite my disgust with the Capitol and their hideous fashions, I can’t help thinking how attractive it looks. “Hello, Katniss. I’m Cinna, your stylist,” he says in a quiet voice somewhat lacking in the Capitol’s affectations. “Hello,” I venture cautiously. ” he asks. He walks around my naked body, not touching me, but taking in every inch of it with his eyes. I resist the impulse to cross my arms over my chest. ” “My mother,” I say. “It’s beautiful.
Many are edible, but one false mouthful and you’re dead. I checked and double-checked the plants I harvested with my father’s pictures. I kept us alive. Any sign of danger, a distant howl, the inexplicable break of a branch, sent me flying back to the fence at first. Then I began to risk climbing trees to escape the wild dogs that quickly got bored and moved on. Bears and cats lived deeper in, perhaps disliking the sooty reek of our district. On May 8th, I went to the Justice Building, signed up for my tesserae, and pulled home my first batch of grain and oil in Prim’s toy wagon.