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Castle in the Air - Diana Wynne Jones
Castle in the Air
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Abdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer. His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar. When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming. In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but... show more
Abdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer. His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar. When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming. In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but the long-lost son of a prince. There was also a princess who had been betrothed to him at birth. He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet.In this stunning sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones has again created a large-scale, fast-paced fantasy in which people and things are never quite what they seem. There are good and bad djinns, a genie in a bottle, wizards, witches, cats and dogs (but are they cats and dogs?), and a mysterious floating castle filled with kidnapped princesses, as well as two puzzling prophecies. The story speeds along with tantalizing twists and turns until the prophecies are fulfilled, true identities are revealed, and all is resolved in a totally satisfying, breathtaking, surprise-filled ending.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780064473453 (0064473457)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
Series: Howl's Moving Castle (#2)
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Read It and Weep
Read It and Weep rated it
5.0 ED 411-Castle in the Air
This story is based off Arabian Nights: One Thousand and One Nights. This story takes place in the world of Howl's Moving Castle. Abdullah spends a lot of his time daydreaming. When his dreams start coming true, he is thrilled until things start to go bad. Abdullah must set off on a quest to save th...
Helen Rena
Helen Rena rated it
3.5 Is This Really a Castle in the Air?
Since this is the sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle, I really wanted to like this book. But I just couldn’t get into it. So the plot goes as follows: a young guy named Abdullah lives in the Sultanates of Rashpuht and sells carpets for living, but dreams of being a prince. By an odd chance, he comes int...
The Paper Gardens
The Paper Gardens rated it
5.0 Castle in the Air
Howl's Moving Castle - now Aladdin flavored, with 40% more human transformations!I was having a lot of fun reading Castle in the Air. Abdullah was such an unlikely hero, and his attempts to speed his quest up by challenging Fate to get his love, Flower-in-the-Night back often ended in hilarity.The e...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
5.0 Castle in the Air
Sometimes it's hard to pick the next book I want to read (new stuff usually beats out old stuff, and the new stuff I have is numerous enough to make it difficult to select what I really really want to read next), so it's good to implement a system to help me pick the next one. This time, I decided ...
Iwona Mag.
Iwona Mag. rated it
5.0 Diana Wynne Jones "Castle in the Air"
Fantastyczna podróż na latającym dywanie, pełna magii, miłości i przygód nie z tego świata. Powieść niedoceniona. Brakuje mi jej w polskiej świadomości czytelniczej, pomimo że została wydana w 2006 roku przez Amber (w bardzo okropnej okładce...). Kolejny z moich kroków oswajania się z literackim a...
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