Patterson, James. Witch & Wizard: The Fire. Little Brown and Company, 2009.
Witch & Wizard: The Fire
Written by: James Patterson
Reviewed by: Jeremy McAlpine
Recommended Audience: High School
This book is the 3rd and possibly the final in the series Witch & Wizard. It starts out with there being a terrible blood plague, where you get sick and you can cough up blood and eventually die. One of the main characters, Wisty, has the blood plague. The two main characters, Whit and Wisty, find refuge in a house of rebels to the government. The current government is corrupt and has banned many of the things that people have come to love. Whit tries with all his wizard power to heal Wisty, but it seems hopeless. Wisty finally gets through it. The One Who is The One, short for The One, finds them and tries to kill them throughout the book.
Later, Whit and Wisty find one of their parents old friends and tells them what they have to do in order to save the world. Whit and Wisty’s parents are in the Shadowland, which is the place where people go after death. Mrs. Highsmith, the witch they were talking to, tells Whit he has to go to the Shadowland and save everyone there, while Wisty has to go alone to The One to kill him. Most of the book is Whit and Wisty’s adventure to fulfill this mission and they come across many hardships and difficult decisions to get there.
Witch & Wizard: The Fire was a book that kept me reading and reading, I never wanted to put it down after picking it up. The book has a lot of good features to it, including science fiction of there being witches and wizards, heroes, suspense, and many other things. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a short and entertaining book. It doesn’t take long to read and is very worth reading. The book is about a fight to save the world, and it’s all up to two teenage siblings against a powerful man that has taken over the world and has a strong military to back him up.
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