The Lives of Christopher Chant
His father and uncles are enchanters, his mother a powerful sorceress, yet nothing seems magical about Christopher Chant except his dreams. Night after night, he climbs through the formless Place Between and visits marvelous lands he calls the Almost Anywheres. Then Christopher discovers that he... show more
His father and uncles are enchanters, his mother a powerful sorceress, yet nothing seems magical about Christopher Chant except his dreams. Night after night, he climbs through the formless Place Between and visits marvelous lands he calls the Almost Anywheres. Then Christopher discovers that he can bring real, solid things back from his dreams. Others begin to recognize the extent of his powers, and they issue an order that turns Christopher's life upside down: Go to Chrestomanci Castle to train to be the controller of all the world's magic."The Lives of Christopher Chant "is the adventure-filled story of the boyhood of Chretomanci, the famous magician who also appears in "Charmed Life, Witch Week, "and "The Magicians of Caprona.""A Born storyteller weaves her own brand of magic." The Horn Book (starred review)"A cracking good story." ALA Booklist
Publish date: October 19th 1998
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Chrestomanci (#2)
Christopher comes from a world with magic, only it appears that Christopher himself is unable to use magic, only in his dreams he is different, travelling worlds that are unlike his own and finding people that interest him. Things change when his uncle finds out what he can do and involves him in e...
this prequel to [b:Charmed Life|244572|Charmed Life (Chrestomanci, #1)|Diana Wynne Jones|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1173077634s/244572.jpg|6594671] gives the mysterious and urbane Chrestomanci (multi-dimensional policeman of all things magical) his own backstory. this was a wonderful kid's novel, ...
Christopher Chant is a boy with a magical family, but Christopher himself seems to have no magical abilities. He does, however, have one special skill. Whenever he sleeps, he can go to other worlds.Christopher sees this as normal and thinks it is nothing special. But Christopher finds out his gift i...
DWJ Book Toast, #2Diana 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 fe...
This was my first Diana Wynne Jones book, and the one that made me crave more of her writing. Sentimental.