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Diana Wynne Jones Mixed Magics Collins 2000

Publishers and booksellers think they know their market when it comes to the fantasy novels of Diana Wynne Jones and her ilk: … 2,133 more words



Every Thursday, Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn hosts a weekly party where blogs get to follow along with Diana Wynne Jones’ hilarious book The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel… 1,812 more words


Review: Howl's Moving Castle

Title: Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #2)

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Rating: ★★★

Provided Synopsis: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. 358 more words


Three collections, three mini-reviews

Here is a trio of mini-reviews of collections of short stories, novels and a novella. The idea is to whet your appetite for fuller reviews which I am planning over the months ahead of individual books in the two quartets focused on Earthsea and on Sally Lockheart, as well as the novella in…

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Review: "The Sage of Theare" by Diana Wynne Jones

“The Sage of Theare” is one of those Chrestomanci stories in which Chrestomanci (Christopher) does not really figure into the story all that much, and yet meddles in a way that is important. 326 more words


School for sorcery

Diana Wynne Jones Witch Week
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 2000 (1982)

a parallel world
where they persecute witches
and children aren’t safe

Witch Week was the first Chrestomanci books to focus solely on a female protagonist’s point of view, and is much the better for that. 566 more words


Review: The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones

This is a book that I’m re-reading for the first time in perhaps fourteen years. Maybe longer; I’m not sure. Either way, I definitely enjoyed it more this time around, because I wasn’t that into fantasy gaming back then. 850 more words