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Archer's Goon - Diana Wynne Jones
Archer's Goon
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The trouble started when Howard Sykes came home from school and found the "goon" sitting in the kitchen. He said he'd been sent by Archer. But who was Archer? It had to do with the 2,000 words that Howard's author father had failed to deliver.It soon became clear not only that Archer wanted those... show more
The trouble started when Howard Sykes came home from school and found the "goon" sitting in the kitchen. He said he'd been sent by Archer. But who was Archer? It had to do with the 2,000 words that Howard's author father had failed to deliver.It soon became clear not only that Archer wanted those words, but that his wizard siblings, Hathaway, Dillian, Shine, Torquil, Erskine, and Venturus, would also go to any lengths to get them.Although each wizard ruled a section of the town, he or she was a prisoner in it. Each suspected that one of them held the secret behind the words, and that secret was the key to their freedom. Which one of them was it? The Sykes family become pawns in the wizards' fight to win their freedom, wrest control from one another, and fan out to rule the world.Diana Wynne Jones skillfully guides the reader through a riveting, twisty plot, with satisfying surprises at every amazing turn. An exciting science fiction adventure where, happily, nothing is what it first seems to be.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060298890 (0060298898)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
4.0 Diana Wynne Jones reading notes: Archer's Goon
Note: Throughout June, I’ll be re-reading and reviewing books by Diana Wynne Jones. There are definitely spoilers below, so tread with caution if that’s something you’re concerned about. Archer’s Goon is the very first DWJ book I ever read. I picked it up from my middle school library and was intr...
TsalagiWriter
TsalagiWriter rated it
4.5 Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones
Howard came home from school and found the Goon sitting there, right in the kitchen. Told them that he'd been sent by Archer to get the 2,000 words from Howard's father.Howard had no idea what the Goon was talking about, but soon learns from his father that the past 13 years he has been writing 2,00...
Bookloving writer
Bookloving writer rated it
4.0 Archer's Goon
A pleasant surprise. Until now, I hadn't paid much attention to this book, though I love all Diana Wynne Jones' books. What little I'd read about it was vague and didn't tell me much. I'm glad to say that just like most of the other books by DWJ this one's funny and fascinating, and unpredictable.
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
4.0
Unlikely story which I quite enjoyed. Not for those who don’t like sci-fi/fantasy. (I’m still not quite sure which one this is.) (Jan 2008)
immediacy
immediacy rated it
4.0 Archer's Goon
I had been wanting to read Archer's Goon for quite some time, following my discovery of Jones' Chrestomanci series and generally feeling that she was my type of writer, something that hadn't been dispelled by the enjoyment of a couple of her other novels like Eight Days of Luke and Howl's Moving Cas...
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