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The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

Narrated by: David Tennant
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. 

This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison. 

But now, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior have been brought together in the Badwoods, and they have witnessed the shocking consequences of the Stone That Takes Away Magic. They will need to cast aside their differences once more - for an Evil Spell has broken free. 

It's up to Xar and Wish to find the ingredients. But it means entering the Druids Castle unannounced....

Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure.

©2018 Cressida Cowell (P)2018 Hachette Children's Group

Critic Reviews

"The detail of Cowell's world is a delight... This one will run and run." (The Observer)

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Entertaining

Well read and another brilliant story by Cressida Cowell. We’re hanging on for the next book in the series!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-12-2018

BEST BOOK ALL YEAR!

This book was better than the first book! (if that is even possible)
I listened to the Audible read by David Tennant(such a good reader) and followed along with book so I could have the pictures: honestly best of both worlds 😍😍 The way this book had whimsical fun and darker plot points woven into a delightfully funny narrative was pure joy.

Also SPOILERS(!) the way it managed to explored Encanzo and Sychorax' past and then gently brush it into the present, succeeding in the almost impossible task of allowing a middle grade reader to sympathise with and understand parents. They see adults as not just pawns in their little world, but people who have lives, and pasts, who have complicated journeys that they too must make. Managing to humanise adults in the eyes of children, and make them realise that these adults are much closer in mind to them than they thought. Both Xar and Wish (and Bodkin) see this, but the lense is opened out wider than that to force the reader to realise this as well. Perfectly done 👌

Weird point I know. But as a young adult myself, I feel a Wishing feeling that it had been in more of the books we read. There's a need to reeducate us youth as to what it means to have time happen to you, and how much it matters much less and much more than you think.

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  • Jasja den Heijer
  • 04-12-2018

Another great performance by David Tennant.

Love all his different voices, and this book made me laugh and smile again. Next one in this series please...

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  • M
  • 01-01-2019

Captivating

8 and 10-year olds transfixed whilst also keeping parents amused on a long journey- can’t wait for the next volume.

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  • Lucy P
  • 02-12-2018

I didn’t want the story to end!

Such a brilliant second story following Wish and Xar’s adventures.

Original, unpredictable storyline, superbly narrated and such brilliant characters.

Don’t think of this as a teenagers’ book. It has all the classic elements to stand the test of time, and was hugely enjoyed by me, an adult!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-12-2018

It was Amazing!

I really liked the book it is probably best for children but if adults want to lisen they can.

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  • 17-02-2019

Great story, well narrated

We waited eagerly for this audio book having enjoyed the first book in the series last year. It didn’t disappoint and we can’t wait for the next book!

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  • helix
  • 16-02-2019

Excellent audiobook

As always Cressida Cowell fails to disappoint. The story is spellbinding and the characters larger-than-life. What is even better? David Tennant’s breadth of voices that bring these characters wonderfully to life. I can’t recommend him enough reading these books. Our children are mesmerised by these audiobooks in the car and we never have arguments over having these on (all of David Tennant’s readings of Cressida Cowell’s books). They are great for adults and children alike!! Don’t hesitate to buy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-2019

The wizards.of once: Twice magic

I think that the two wizards of Once books are amazing! I think that the second book is just as good as the first one! I would definitely recommend ot , to people who like/love fantasy and magic!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-2019

The wizards of once

I liked Zara and Wish they were funny and disobedient.Crusher was hilarious with his day dreaming about different things that people ask him questions.

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  • Eve
  • 31-01-2019

Brilliant

Love these stories can’t wait for the next one. Great for whole Family kids and adult alike

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-01-2019

Wizardly wonderful

We could not wait for this release on audible (it took a while) but it was worth the wait. Lovely magical story to listen too. My 10 year old boy adored it. 5*

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  • Kia Furbo
  • 26-01-2019

it's just a good time!

It's such a good time listening to this story, but I wouldn't expect anything less from Cressida Cowell's writing and David Tennant's narrating.
Also, I wouldn't say this is JUST a teenage or children's story, I'm an adult and enjoy the story tremendously!
I'm really hoping for a 3rd installment ^.^