Tanaqui, and her brothers and sister, are left alone to fend for themselves. But the people in the village turn against them. They must flee their home and begin a terrifying journey to the sea. BLDiana Wynne Jones is recognized as being one of the most outstanding writers of fantasy in recent... show more
Tanaqui, and her brothers and sister, are left alone to fend for themselves. But the people in the village turn against them. They must flee their home and begin a terrifying journey to the sea. BLDiana Wynne Jones is recognized as being one of the most outstanding writers of fantasy in recent times. BLThe Dalemark Quartet books are for good readers who have enjoyed the Christopher Chant books by the same author. The books contain the same ability to immerse the reader with real child characters having magical adventures in an imaginary world. BLThis genre of fantasy writing is currently very popular due to the success of the recent 'Lord of the Rings' film. BLDiana Wynne Jones has won the Guardian Award for fiction and has written over twenty novels in less than twenty years.
Publish date: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 241
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: The Dalemark Quartet -2 (#3)
Intro: It has been seven years since the death of Diana Wynne Jones, and I've been a fan of hers since childhood, but I had never read this series before.The Dalemark Quartet, arguably the most effective series Jones ever wrote. Jones' genius didn't lend itself to sequels. When she created a world a...
It didn't feel like fantasy throughout and that's part of the magic of how Diana Wynne Jones writes, it's only when I think back on the story that I realise how much magic there actually was in the story. The story opens with Tanaqui's father and brother being taken as conscripts for a war, a war t...
Like the first two books in this series, it wasn't quite what I'd expected. That doesn't mean it's not a good book, it's just - not quite my thing. Or at least it reminded me of other writers' work.
When I first read this as a kid, I thought it was terribly dull. I was wrong.
I read this recently -- I always hesitate to revisit favorite authors from my youth, but this didn't let me down. To be sure, the plot is both elementary in fantasy terms and standard for Jones (it seems like almost every single one of her early books involved the main character discovering the hidd...
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