The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1
In this multiple parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds, only an enchanter with nine lives is powerful enough to control the rampant misuse of magic--and to hold the title Chrestomanci... The Chants are a family strong in magic, but neither Christopher Chant nor Cat Chant can work even... show more
In this multiple parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds, only an enchanter with nine lives is powerful enough to control the rampant misuse of magic--and to hold the title Chrestomanci... The Chants are a family strong in magic, but neither Christopher Chant nor Cat Chant can work even the simplest of spells. Who could have dreamed that both Christopher and Cat were born with nine lives--or that they could lose them so quickly?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 10th 2007
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 598
Edition language: English
Series: Chrestomanci (#3)
It's a cute, quick and fun little fantasy read. Diana Wynne Jones is one of those authors who manages to convey a quirky sense of humor without it becoming all the book is worth indulging in for. She develops plot and character well, and reading her stuff is perfect for a light, indulging snack of...
I was a little worried, reading this out of order and starting with Vol. 2 here, but whatever was in Vol. 1, it doesn't hinder understanding of these stories.There are two tales in this book. Both have the trademark frankness of narrative and whimsy that I've come to expect from Jones' work, and I'm...
Wynne Jones is the queen of quirkiness.Am feeling pretty Calimero here for not having heard of her until Miyazaki made Howl's Moving Castle into an animation and the whole 'Diana Wynne Jones revival' happened. How super rad it must have been to have read her books as a kid! The Chronicles of Chrest...
These two make an odd pair. Witch Week is a boarding school farce with silliness all over the place. The Magicians of Caprona has lighthearted moments, but is a pretty earnest tale of children during war time. They don't have much in common, except the focus on children and magic, but they are bo...
I love the concept at the heart of these two books: the many worlds theory is true; some of these worlds use magic. I enjoy the efforts of the Chants to become who they want to be, and the process of figuring out who that is. I particularly love the character of the embodied Godddess, as well as ...