A Sudden Wild Magic (Mass Market)
For aeons the mages of Arth, a neighbouring universe, have been looting Earth of ideas, innovations and technologies, all the while manipulating events and creating devastating catastrophes for their own edification. Now this brazen piracy is threatening Earth with total extinction. It is up to... show more
For aeons the mages of Arth, a neighbouring universe, have been looting Earth of ideas, innovations and technologies, all the while manipulating events and creating devastating catastrophes for their own edification. Now this brazen piracy is threatening Earth with total extinction. It is up to the Ring, a secret society of witches and warlocks dedicated to the continuance and well-being of mankind, to fight the virtuous, unbendingly traditional stronghold of Arth with an arsenal of psychological sabotage, internal dissension -- and kamikaze sex ...
Format: Mass Market
Publish date: July 24th 1997
Publisher: Gollehon Press Inc
Pages no: 380
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 20th Century
, Sci Fi Fantasy
One of Diana Wynne Jones' more 'adult' books, but one that will appeal to her fans in general, with its mix of homey appeal, warm humor, fast-paced action and serious themes.The Earth We Know (or at least, an Earth very similar to ours) is secretly watched over by a ring of magical adepts. To their ...
I am fascinated by how often Diana Wynne Jones creates people who I would consider unpleasant in any other circumstance-- liars and cheats, unfaithful and lazy-- and makes me identify with them. And it's not that I think their failures are interesting (it's not the bad boy effect) they just serve to...
I enjoyed this book. It was good, but was a bit confusing at times. There were a lot of characters to keep up with, but overall, it was a enjoyable read. But I didn't enjoy it as much as other books I've read by Diana Wynne Jones. I know this book was written for adults and is quite a bit different ...
This author writes such crotchety annoying female characters I can't help but see her as the Claire Denis of fiction: all about the lissomly pretty or charmingly offbeat or otherwise special young men of which there are no lack in this story. Don't you sometimes get cross at authors who annoy and en...
Certainly not my favorite of Jones’s books. It combines elements of Deep Secret and Hexwood but somehow missing the compelling quality of either. [Mar. 2010]