Someone at Stallery Mansion is changing the world. At first, only small details, but the changes get bigger and bigger. It's up to Conrad, a twelve-year-old with terrible karma who's just joined the mansion's staff, to find out who is behind it. But he's not the only one snooping around. His... show more
Someone at Stallery Mansion is changing the world. At first, only small details, but the changes get bigger and bigger. It's up to Conrad, a twelve-year-old with terrible karma who's just joined the mansion's staff, to find out who is behind it. But he's not the only one snooping around. His fellow servant-in-training, Christopher Chant, is charming, confident, and from another world, with a mission of his own -- rescuing his friend, lost in an alternate Stallery Mansion. Can they save the day before Conrad's awful fate catches up with them?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 9th 2006
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Chrestomanci (#5)
Natasha asked me about what I was reading and I tried to explain. That it's alternate universes, some with magic, some with technology, some with both, and the magician in charge of keeping thins in line, and magicians with nine lives, and kinds in boarding schools, and feuding families in Italy, an...
The fifth in the Chrestomanci series sees Diana Wynne Jones in fine form. It's light, but not too light, charming but not saccharin. It's witty, but also touches on serious topics.I really despise reviewers who say every single even slightly fantasy-related book should be read by 'fans of Harry Pott...
After listening to Fallen, some DWJ was just the ticket. Conrad's story is on of neglectful family and being a twelve year old ready for adventure despite the dire fate that his uncle warns him of. A young Christopher Chant features prominently, so I got a nice little Chrestomanci fix while I was...
3 12 stars. I quite enjoyed this one. I recommend this far more than "Volume II of the Chrestomanci series."
This is the fifth installment in the fabulous Chrestomanci series which features the twelve related worlds. Conrad Tesdinic is from world 7B and lives in the quaint town of Stallchester located in the English Alps which lies (literally and figuratively) in the shadow of mysterious Stallery mansion. ...