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Dark Lord of Derkholm - Diana Wynne Jones
Dark Lord of Derkholm
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Mr. Chesney operates Pilgrim Parties, a tour group that takes paying participants into an outer realm where the inhabitants play frightening and foreboding roles. The time has come to end the staged madness . . . but can it really be stopped? Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones serves up twists... show more
Mr. Chesney operates Pilgrim Parties, a tour group that takes paying participants into an outer realm where the inhabitants play frightening and foreboding roles. The time has come to end the staged madness . . . but can it really be stopped? Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones serves up twists and turns, introduces Querida, Derk, Blade, and Shona and a remarkable cast of wizards, soldiers, kings, dragons, and griffins, and mixes in a lively dash of humor. With all the ingredients of high fantasy, this unforgettable novel will delight fans old and new.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780064473361 (0064473368)
ASIN: 64473368
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages no: 517
Edition language: English
Series: Derkholm (#1)
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
5.0 Diana Wynne Jones reading notes: The Dark Lord of Derkholm
Note: Throughout June, I’ll be re-reading and reviewing books by Diana Wynne Jones. While I don’t think there are any huge spoilers below, I can’t swear that there are none, so tread with caution if that’s something you’re concerned about. Dark Lord of Derkholm is the first of two books, with a se...
Witty Little Knitter
Witty Little Knitter rated it
3.0 Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm
I loved the characters in this book. They were adorable and refreshingly un-stereotypical fantasy protagonists. (I admit I did have some trouble at the beginning to remember which of Derk's children was human and which was a griffin but eventually I managed). But...the plot was...odd. I can relate t...
Anfenwick
Anfenwick rated it
3.0 The Dark Lord of Derkholm
I liked it but I didn't think it was one of her best. What I love about Diana Wynne Jones' writing is the way she manages to write families and characters who belong to families with such a natural touch. Also, although the families are often dysfunctional in quite a functional and/or believable way...
Birdish Book Blog
Birdish Book Blog rated it
5.0
[Originally posted on tumblr on 2. August 2013] There are books that make me wish I read them when I got them. ‘The Dark Lord of Derkholm' by Diana Wynne Jones is one of those books. From the beginning to the end this was extremely entertaining. The thing about this book is though, the title is ex...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
There's a world, rather like ours, but with all the magical creatures we've come to expect from high fantasy. Mr. Chesney, from a world like ours, has found his way in, and has found a way to entrap pretty much everyone and everything in legal contracts requiring various services. The primary servic...
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