It's not scientists who find the first signs of life on Mars. It's wizards...
In A Wizard of Mars, Kit and Nita find themselves caught up in the search for the answer to an age-old question: were there ever Martians, and if there were, what happened to them?
As they work with an elite team of wizards who find a mysterious "message in a bottle" that holds the first hints to the secrets of the Red Planet's long-lost inhabitants, Kit's long-standing fascination with all things Martian initially seems like an advantage. But when the "bottle" is uncorked and life emerges once more to shake the Red Planet with its own perilous and baffling brand of magic, Kit unexpectedly becomes enmeshed in a terrible, age-old conflict -- turning him into both a possible key to its solution, and a tool that in the wrong hands shortly threatens the whole human race.
Now he and Nita must fight to understand and master the strange and ancient synergy binding them to Mars and its last inhabitants… before the history that left Mars lifeless repeats itself on Earth.