What happens between book 9 of the Young Wizards series, A Wizard of Mars, and the forthcoming book 10, Games Wizards Play? Diane Duane answers the question in this volume, collecting together the three canonical works that constitute a “transitional trilogy” between books 9 and 10 — a 150,000-word extravaganza of untold tales to help keep you going until the tenth book comes out in February 2016.
Interim Errantry contains:
In the remote mountain village where she was born, Mariarta dil Alicg lives the untroubled life of a peasant girl...until, soon after a mysterious stranger's arrival, she starts to hear voices in the wind. The voices whisper strange secrets in Mariarta’s ears -- promising her the power to command the stormwind, hinting at an unknown magical heritage, and prophesying a fate marvelous past all Mariarta’s imaginings.
JD 2455595.3368 / February 2, 2011: A world under a death sentence, and a rescue mission like no other…
When the renowned saurian Species Archivist to the Powers that Be summons young wizard Kit Rodriguez to participate in an urgent off-planet intervention intended to save many millions of lives, Kit’s hardly going to say “no.”
"The descriptions... are precise, poetic and masterful. The depiction of the Master-Shark, both as slayer and savior, is one of the most riveting in the literature of childhood." (Deep Wizardry)
"Reminiscent of the work of Madeline L’Engle… but Duane has a lighter touch and carries her fabrication to greater imaginative heights.” (So You Want To Be A Wizard)
"Anybody who likes fantasy will enjoy this novel." (The Book of Night with Moon)
"One of the finest current writers of speculative fiction pays loving homage to its Golden Age in this ninth title in the Young Wizards series. …Duane’s worldbuilding gleams with crystalline precision, a-glitter with lapidary characterization. Mundane dilemmas integrate smoothly with world-shaking crises, shot through with sparkling humor, and space-opera adventures resolve upon the subtle ethical interplay between right choices for wrong reasons, wrong choices for right reasons and all the shades of gray in between.