A Sudden Wild Magic

A Sudden Wild Magic

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
An adventurous group of good witches embarks on a perilous mission to save the earth from attack by an evil predator bent on stealing the planet's ideas, innovations, and technologies

Blackwell North Amer
Our world has long been protected by "The Ring" - a benevolent secret society of witches and conjurers dedicated to the continuance and well-being of humankind.
Now, in the face of impending climatic disaster, the Ring has uncovered a conspiracy potentially more destructive than any it has ever had to contend with. For eons, the mages of a neighboring universe have been looting the Earth of ideas, innovations and technologies - all the while manipulating events and creating devastating catastrophes for their own edification. And unless the brazen piracy is halted, our planet is certainly doomed.
Aboard a modified city omnibus, a raiding party of adepts is dispatched to Arth, the stronghold of the interfering Pentarchy - a world ruled by magic, ritual and unbending tradition. And while the Inner Ring on Earth battles spies, traitors and the terrifying sendings of an evil, would-be queen, a motley group of commandoes launches a cynical attack on the virtue of the great citadel of Arth - determined to conquer the mighty fortress through internal dissension, psychological sabotage and kamikaze sex.
But ultimately the destiny of two separate universes is in the hands of a trio of unlikely champions: a dotty old Earth woman, caretaker to many cats and a bizarre, simianlike familiar...a rebellious heir to the Pentarchy, whose birthright enables him to perform astonishing feats...and Zillah, a beautiful but troubled young mother who unknowingly possesses the wildest, strangest, and most powerful magic of all.
A Sudden Wild Magic is a breathtakingly original, consistently delightful blend of fantasy and SF - a surprising, funny and warmly human adventure of wars, worlds and otherworlds that signals the dazzling emergence of a major new talent in the literary field of the fantastic.

Baker
& Taylor

An adventurous group of good witches embarks on a perilous mission to save the earth from attack by an evil predator bent on stealing the planet's ideas, innovations, and technologies. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c1992.
ISBN: 9780688118822
0688118828
Branch Call Number: JON
Characteristics: 412 p. ; 22 cm.

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Aug 31, 2011

A charming and funny tale (fantasy with a dash of science fiction), but you can expect no less from Diana Wynne Jones.

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