Hello, cousins! (Hey, I picked that up at CrossingsCon.) It’s time for another absolutely attempt at predicting a Young Wizards book. Will I be as eerily accurate as the last time? LET US SEE.
I’m actually rather proud of my first batch of predictions for this series, and I am going to ride this wave of good fortune by trying to do the same thing a second time. I feel confident! I feel certain! This will probably be embarrassing, but OH WELL.
First things first: some gloating. Here’s what I said would happen in High Wizardry:
- Kit and Nita will get assigned a new task. Indeed, an easy prediction.
- It will be dangerous. Also cheating, but cut me some slack, I am so wrong so often.
- Their adversary will be the Lone Power. Also easy and SUCH A GOOD CONFLICT, so I’m glad I’m right.
- Tom and Carl will appear again. As they should! PUT THEM IN ALL THE BOOKS.
- AND THEY WILL MEET NITA’S PARENTS. EVEN BETTER. THAT’S 5/5, I’M SO STOKED.
- The Callahans will ask to see more of their daughter’s wizardry. Strangely, I don’t think this one counts. While they witnessed more of it, I don’t know that they ever explicitly asked to see more of it.
- Dairine will begin studying to be a wizard, too!!! SHE HAS TO, SHE KNOWS, SHE HAS THE APTITUDE FOR IT. I HAD NO IDEA THIS WOULD BE THE MAIN PLOT SO EVEN THOUGH I GOT THIS RIGHT, I WAS STILL WRONG.
- Dairine and Nita will fight over this. What have I done.
- Kit and Nita will talk about their ~feelings~ for one another at some point in the book. WHAT HAVE I WROUGHT
- I’m guessing that the title refers to FLYING. So… they’ll be birds? Or something? Look, in hindsight, this is not all that terrible of a prediction. If Deep Wizardry followed their journey in the ocean, it stood to reason that the “high” part was in the sky. SHUT UP, THIS IS GREAT LOGIC.
- What if it was about marijuana use. Shut up, Mark.
- I’M KIDDING, DON’T DO DRUGS, STAY IN SCHOOL. (I still stand by this message, though I find it hilarious because I actually dropped out of college. I once gave a lecture at a college – one I was paid for!!! – where I teased everyone at the end of it because I didn’t have my degree and I was considered an expert. I plan to do this at least seven more times in my career.
- Nita’s bully will make another appearance. Not a bad prediction, but nope.
- Nita and Kit will have to do wizardry at school. NO SCHOOL AT ALL.
- I AM NOT READY. Truth. An ETERNAL truth.
So, here we go. A Wizard Abroad.
- Nita and Kit will travel outside for the United States for the first time.
- My guess is that it will be a school-sponsored trip. We had a few of those in high school, and they’re just about to be the right age to be in high school.
- They will travel to the United Kingdom!
- Specifically, I’m guessing they go to London.
- At some point, they’ll travel to a SECOND country.
- While on this trip, they will be assigned a mission by the Powers That Be.
- They’ll have to use a translation spell at some point to speak with someone!
- They will use that awesome transport spell to travel a long distance on Earth at least once.
- I predict EVEN MORE ANGST and FRICTION between Kit and Nita regarding their friendship and feelings for one another.
- The Lone Power will be mentioned, but will NOT be the antagonist for the book.
- The villain/antagonist will be a new character.
- Who will also rise in the vacuum left behind by the Lone Power.
- No one will tragically die at the end of the book. That’s a demand more than a prediction.
- Let’s get meta: at least once, I’ll get to tell a story about traveling abroad.
- At least once, there will be a scene so bizarre and unexpected that I will be rendered speechless on video.
All right, cousins. Let’s do this! Young Wizards book four, here I come!!!
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