Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane
Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Feb2016
Tenth book in the Young Wizards series, Kit and Nita, along with Nita’s sister Dairine, are called in to mentor two brilliant yet challenging new wizards during an intensive three week event.
From the publisher:
Every eleven years, Earth’s senior wizards hold the Invitational: an intensive three-week event where the planet’s newest, sharpest young wizards show off their best and hottest spells. Wizardly partners Kit Rodriguez and Nita Callahan, and Nita’s sister, former wizard-prodigy Dairine Callahan, are drafted in to mentor two brilliant and difficult cases: for Nita and Kit, there’s Penn Shao-Feng, a would-be sun technician with a dangerous new take on managing solar weather; and for Dairine, there’s shy young Mehrnaz Farrahi, an Iranian wizard-girl trying to specialize in defusing earthquakes while struggling with a toxic extended wizardly family that demands she perform to their expectations.