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by Diana Wynne Jones
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 6 months ago
TITLE: Dark Lord of Derkholm AUTHOR: Diana Wynne Jones ______________________ BOOK DESCRIPTION: "Everyone - wizards, soldiers, farmers, elves, dragons, kings and queens alike - is fed up with Mr Chesney's Pilgrim Parties: groups of tourists from the world next door who descend en masse every...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
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 rated it 5 years ago
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 years ago
[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 rated it 6 years ago
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...
Read and Reviewed
Read and Reviewed rated it 7 years ago
Imagine if the Earth we lived on was right next door to a planet where magic was the norm, and dragons, elves and dwarves (among other fantastical beings) lived side-by-side with the people. That's exactly the case in Dark Lord of Derkholm, and as such, a man named Mr. Chesney created the Pilgrim Pa...
XLeptodactylous rated it 7 years ago
Yes, paperback.
Merle rated it 8 years ago
Dark Lord of Derkholm is a comical parody of epic fantasy: Fantasyland is overrun by tourists expecting to go on quests and slay this year's Dark Lord: the wizard Derk, who breeds all sorts of magical animals, from sarcastic geese to carnivorous sheep, and has no interest in pretending to be evil. H...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 8 years ago
DWJ Book Toast, #12Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite fantasy authors, growing up and now, and I was saddened by the news of her death. I can't say I'm overcome with emotion - as personal as some of her work is to me, its not like I knew her after all - but I wish I could put into words how I f...
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