Dedicated to Colin Smythe Publisher, editor, friend (who knows where the bodies are buried)
Kit Rodriguez lay sprawled in the gray dirt, staring in shock at the fire-blackened book that had just landed open side down in front of him.
He (Penn) doesn't just have a gift for saying the wrong thing; he's got a superpower.
"And that every intervention, every wizardry, solves not only its own problem but others that you might never even know about?... Sheer laziness, that's all it is...The One may try to pretend that It simply hates wasted motion, but It's not fooling anyone. All this finagling around with the structure of reality to have everybody possible be happy when they don't even particularly deserve to be -" - The Lone Power
"I'd also prefer it to rain chocolate-frosted donuts in my kitchen on Sunday mornings, but I don't seem to be getting a lot of that. Plainly the universe is mismanaged." - Carl Romeo
"But God likes it when you make time for conversation. Likes to be asked for things,told what you need,told what you're thinking. I mean, isn't that some of why we're here? It's not like Allah needs anything. He likes to hear from us, that's all." - Mehrnaz
"Sorry." Irina said. "If you are going to routinely be a force for good, you'd better get used to the paperwork."
And hand in hand they jogged around the corner and out of sight.
Nita, Kit and all the other young wizards are planning and practicing for a planetwide wizardry competition--but spells can go awry, unexpected dangers await, and the wizards must discover what secrets lie within themselves.