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Diana Wynne Jones - Drowned ​Ammet
The ​people of Holand in South Dalemark are bitterly oppressed by the tyrannical earl Hadd. Informers, secret police, and cruel rent-collectors terrorize the countryside, and Mitt has grown up with more than enough reasons for joining the freedom fighters. When his protest against the tyrannical government fails, a young boy escapes, with two other children, to the mysterious Holy Islands where they learn the identity and the power of two folk figures celebrated by their countrymen.

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Homeward Bounders
"You ​are now a discard. We have no further use for you in play. You are free to walk the Bounds, but it will be against the rules for you to enter play in any world. If you succeed in returning Home, then you may enter play again in the normal manner." When Jamie unwittingly discovers the scary, dark-cloaked Them playing games with human's lives, he is cast out to the boundaries of the worlds. Only then does he discover that there are a vast number of parallel worlds, all linked by the bounds, and these sinister creatures are using them all as a massive gamesboard. Clinging to Their promise that if he can get Home he is free, he becomes the unwilling Random Factor in an endless game of chance. Irresistible Diana Wynne Jones fantasy adventure, featuring an insect-loving shapeshifter, an apprentice demon hunter and a whole host of exotic characters clinging to the hope that one day they will return Home.

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Chronicles of Chrestomanci 2.
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... There is a world in which the peaceful city-state of Caprona is threatened by the malevolent machinations of a mysterious enchanter...and another in which magic is outlawed and witches are still burned at the stake. In two worlds the practice of magic has gone dangerously awry, there is only one solution -- call upon the Chrestomanci.

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Pinhoe Egg
Cat ​Chant and Marianne Pinhoe have discovered something incredibly exciting, truly precious, and very strange—an egg. This egg was not meant to be found. Chrestomanci himself, Cat's guardian and the strongest enchanter in the world, is sure to find it particularly interesting. And that's the last thing Marianne's family of secret rogue witches wants. But the Pinhoes' secrets are falling to pieces, and powerful spells are wreaking havoc across the country-side. Marianne and Cat may be the only two who can set things right—if Marianne accepts her own powerful magic, and Cat solves the mystery behind the mystical Pinhoe Egg.

Diana Wynne Jones - House ​of Many Ways
The ​sequel to Howl's Moving Castle When Charmain Baker agreed to look after her great-uncle's house, she thought she was getting blissful, parent-free time to read. She didn't realize that the house bent space and time, and she did not expect to become responsible for an extremely magical stray dog and a muddled young apprentice wizard. Now, somehow, she's been targeted by a terrifying creature called a lubbock, too, and become central to the king's urgent search for the fabled Elfgift that will save the country. The king is so desperate to find the Elfgift, he's called in an intimidating sorceress named Sophie to help. And where Sophie is, the great Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer won't be far behind. How did respectable Charmain end up in such a mess, and how will she get herself out of it?

Diana Wynne Jones - A ​másik palota
„Ajánlom ​ezt a könyvet azoknak, akik azt hiszik, tudják, mi rejlik a csukott ajtók másik oldalán. És azoknak is, akik tudják, hogy az embert mindig érhetik meglepetések, ha kinyit egy ajtót!” A kissé földhözragadt Charmainnek minden vágya, hogy zavartalan nyugalomban olvashassa kedvenc könyveit. Ez persze nem könnyű, ha az ember dédnagybátyja varázsló, aki ráadásul éppen segítségre szorul. A másik palota izgalmasabb, mint a világ legjobb vidámparkjának legelvarázsoltabb kastélya. A napokban elhunyt Diana Wynne Jones könyvében ismét remek szereplőkkel találkozhatunk, akikre számtalan kaland vár, ám a rengeteg váratlan fordulat után végül most is minden a helyére kerül. Ha tetszett A vándorló palota és Az égi palota, akkor ez a könyv is kihagyhatatlan; a történet azonban magában is megállja a helyét – akkor is élvezni fogod, ha még nem olvastad a másik kettőt. Utána viszont biztosan az lesz az első dolgod, hogy azokat is megszerezd.

Diana Wynne Jones - Witch's ​Business
They're ​in the "revenge" business Jess and Frank's father has stopped their allowances for four whole months That means that Jess can't go anywhere or do anything with her friends. Worse yet, Frank owes money to Buster Knell, the bully. How can Jess and Frank earn some cash -- fast? By starting a business, Own Back, Ltd. It specializes in revenge, which every kid needs to seek at some time, they figure. Most don't have the courage themselves. But Jess and Frank do -- for a price Lots of clients show up. But Jess and Frank soon discover that the revenge business can be pretty complicated, especially when it turns out that there's another one in town -- owned by Biddy Iremonger, the fiercely competitive local witch

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Dalemark Quartett
For ​centuries, Dalemark has been a land divided by the feuding earldoms of the North and South. Now, with the help of the Undying, the mysterious gods of Dalemark, four extraordinary young peoplefrom the past, present and futurewill help shape the destiny of their land. Includes Cart and Cwidder, Drowned Ammet, The Spellcoats and The Crown of Dalemark.

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Merlin Conspiracy
When ​the Merlin of Blest dies, everyone thinks it's a natural death. But Roddy and Grundo, two children traveling with the Royal Court, soon discover the truth. The Merlin's replacement and other courtiers are scheming to steal the magic of Blest for their own purposes. Roddy enlists the help of Nick, a boy from another world, and the three turn to their own impressive powers. The dangers are great, and if Roddy, Grundo, and Nick cannot stop the conspirators, the results will be more dreadful than they could possibly imagine.

Diana Wynne Jones - Conrad's ​Fate
Someone ​at Stallery Mansion is changing the world. At first, only small details, but the changes get bigger and bigger. It's up to Conrad, a twelve-year-old with terrible karma who's just joined the mansion's staff, to find out who is behind it. But he's not the only one snooping around. His fellow servant-in-training, Christopher Chant, is charming, confident, and from another world, with a mission of his own -- rescuing his friend, lost in an alternate Stallery Mansion. Can they save the day before Conrad's awful fate catches up with them?

Diana Wynne Jones - Ursula Jones - The ​Islands of Chaldea
_The ​Islands of Chaldea is a new, stand-alone novel of magic and adventure by the renowned fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones. Almost finished upon her death in 2011, the manuscript was completed by Diana's sister Ursula Jones, an acclaimed novelist and actress._ Aileen comes from a long line of magic makers, and her Aunt Beck is the most powerful magician on Skarr. But Aileen's magic has yet to reveal itself, even though she is old enough and it should have, by now. When Aileen is sent over the sea on a mission for the King, she worries that she'll be useless and in the way. A powerful (but mostly invisible) cat changes all of that-and with every obstacle Aileen faces, she becomes stronger and more confident, until her magic blooms. This stand-alone novel, by the beloved and acclaimed author of such classic fantasy novels as Howl's Moving Castle and the Chrestomanci books, will be welcomed by fans old and new.

Diana Wynne Jones - Earwig ​and the Witch
Most ​orphanages are horrible, but Earwig has a surprising amount of power over everyone at St Morwald’s Home for Children, and loves it there. The last thing she wants is to be adopted by the very strange Bella Yaga, demon-attended Mandrake, and talking black cat Thomas. Earwig wants to learn magic, but will need all her ingenuity and help from a familiar to survive. Expressive big eyes, twisty mouths, on stick figures flesh out the characters, action, and ravens and spiders adorn the margins.

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Spellcoats
Tanqui ​discovers she has the only means to conquer the evil Kankredin who threatens her own people and the Heathens who have invaded prehistoric Dalemark. Tanaqui discovers she has the means to conquer the evil Kankredin who threatens her own people and the Heathens who have invaded prehistoric Dalemark.

Diana Wynne Jones - Eight ​days of Luke
"Just ​kindle a flame and I'll be with you." It's summer vacation, but David's miserably stuck with his unpleasant relatives. Then a strange boy named Luke turns up, charming and fun, joking that David has released him from a prison. Or is he joking? He certainly seems to have strange powers, and control over fire . . . Luke has family problems of his own, and some very dark secrets. And when David agrees to a bargain with the mysterious Mr. Wedding, he finds himself in a dangerous hunt for a lost treasure, one that will determine Luke's fate!

Diana Wynne Jones - Cart ​and Cwidder
Cart ​and Cwidder is the first in the best-selling Dalemark Quartet of books and tells the story of Moril and his brother and sister who are travelling musicians journeying through Dalemark, until one day they pick up a mysterious passenger. Somehow Moril's family and the stranger are becoming bound together in terror, flight, and music.

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Magicians of Caprona
Tonino ​is the only person in the famous Montana household who wasn't born with an instinct for creating spells, but he has other gifts. His ability to communicate with cats just might help defend the city of Caprona against a mysterious enchanter -- but only if Tonino can learn to cooperate with a girl from the hated Petrocchi family of spell-makers.

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Crown of Dalemark
When ​this final book of Diana Wynne Jones's quartet of novels about the mythical kingdom of Dalemark was published in 1995, it earned the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature. The Crown of Dalemark continues the adventures of Mitt after his flight from Holand as a fugitive accused of attempted murder. Since his arrival in the North of Dalemark, Mitt has become disillusioned. The North seems no more free than the South from which he came. And now he has been given an order to kill someone he doesn't even know, or else risk the lives of his friends. Forced once more to flee, Mitt is joined by Moril, the quietly powerful musician, and Maewen, out of her time but mysteriously fated to play a part in their quest. For the evil powers of the mage Kankredin are re-assembling, and only the Adon's gifts-the ring, sword, and cup-can reunite Dalemark. The Countess and Lord Keril send Mitt to kill a young woman Noreth Onesdaughter, who claims to know where the lost crown is hidden.

Diana Wynne Jones - Fire ​and Hemlock
Polly ​Whittacker has two sets of memories. In the first, things are boringly normal; in the second, her life is entangled with the mysterious, complicated cellist Thomas Lynn. One day, the second set of memories overpowers the first, and Polly knows something is very wrong. Someone has been trying to make her forget Tom - whose life, she realizes, is at supernatural risk. Fire and Hemlock is a fantasy filled with sorcery and intrigue, magic and mystery - and a most unusual and satisfying love story. Widely considered to be one of Diana Wynne Jones's best novels, the Firebird edition of Fire and Hemlock features an introduction by the acclaimed Garth Nix - and an essay about the writing of the book by Jones herself.

Diana Wynne Jones - Reflections
Diana ​Wynne Jones is best-known for her novels and stories - of magical fantasy - written mainly for children. She received a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, as well as two Mythopoeic Awards and the Guardian Fiction Award for Charmed Life. But she was also a witty, entertaining speaker, a popular guest at science fiction and fantasy conventions and an engaged, scholarly critic of writing that interested her. This collection of more than twenty-five papers, chosen by Diana herself, includes fascinating literary criticism (such as a study of narrative structure in The Lord of the Rings and a ringing endorsement of the value of learning Anglo Saxon) alongside autobiographical anecdotes about reading tours (including an account of her famous travel jinx), revelations about the origins of her books, and thoughts in general about the life of an author and the value of writing. The longest autobiographical piece, 'Something About the Author', details Diana's extraordinary childhood and is illustrated with family photographs. Reflections is essential reading for anyone interested in Diana's works, fantasy or creative writing. The collection features a foreword by Neil Gaiman and an introduction and interview by Charlie Butler, a respected expert on fantasy writing.

Diana Wynne Jones - Time ​of the Ghost
There's ​been an accident! Something's wrong! She doesn't know who she is, and doesn't know why she's invisibly floating through the buildings and grounds of a half-remembered boarding school. Then, to her horror, she encounters the ancient evil that four peculiar sisters have unwittingly woken -- and learns she is their only hope against a deadly danger. A ghost, uncertain of her identity, watches the four Melford sisters hatch a plan to get their parents' attention and slowly becomes aware of the danger from a supernatural power unleashed by the girls and their friends from the boys boarding school run by the Melfords.

Diana Wynne Jones - El ​castillo en el aire
Al ​sur de la tierra de Ingary, Abdullah, un joven y no muy próspero mercader de alfombras, pasa su humilde y tranquila vida soñando despierto con que es el hijo perdido de un gran príncipe y está destinado a casarse con una princesa. Pero un día la quietud de sus ensoñaciones se rompe con la visita de un extranjero que le vende una alfombra mágica. Desde ese momento se desata una vertiginosa fantasía, en la que nada (o casi nada) es lo que parece, llena de genios contestones, demonios buenos y malos, animales con inusual personalidad, persecuciones a camello y un castillo flotante cargado de princesas. Y un final que dejará a todos con la boca abierta.

Diana Wynne Jones - A ​trónörökös
Az ​önmagába visszatérően végtelen multiverzum világai között, attól függően, hol helyezkednek el, vannak varázsosabbak (defelé) és varázstalanabbak (nefelé). A mágusok feladata, hogy valamennyit lehetőleg defelé irányba tereljék. Egyes világokon nyíltan tevékenykedhetnek, másokon csak titokban. Az, amit mi Földként ismerünk, az utóbbi kategóriába tartozik. Rupertnek, a zöldfülű mágusnak – aki mellesleg, polgári foglalkozását tekintve programozó, tehát kötetlen munkaidőben dolgozik a mi világunkban – hirtelen két sürgős munka szakad a nyakába. Egyrészt, mivel idős mentora meghal, neki kell megtalálni az utódját. Igaz, kap egy listát a lehetséges jelöltekről, de egyiknek sem sikerül a nyomára bukkannia, mintha menekülnének előle. Másrészt, mivel valaki egy elegáns mozdulattal a levegőbe röpítette a multiverzum középpontjában található Koryfón Birodalom teljes uralkodócsaládját, a túlélő vezetőség a fiatal varázslót kéri fel arra, hogy legalább egyet kerítsen elő a rejtett helyen nevelkedő trónörökösök közül, mielőtt még kitörne az anarchia az elcsászártalanodott világokon – ami pedig az egész multiverzumra hatással lenne. Rupert minden tőle telhetőt megtesz a trónutódlás ügyében, kevés sikerrel. Közben a mágusjelöltek utáni szaladgálást is elunja, és inkább megpróbálja őket egy helyre vonzani, ennek érdekében eltéríti a sorsvonalaikat. A kiválasztott hely olyan, ahol a varázslat nem kelt feltűnést: egy SF-fantasy találkozó helyszíne. A Hotel Babilon ugyanakkor az energiavonalak csomópontjában áll, és ha ott valaki babrál az erőkkel, annak komoly következményei lehetnek. Persze merénylők is megjelennek, és minden lehető módon megnehezítik Rupert munkáját. Végül elkerülhetetlenné válik az összecsapás a jók és a gonoszok között… A World Fantasy-életműdíjas Diana Wynne Jones, akit hazánkban leginkább A vándorló palota című regényének animeváltozata alapján ismerhetnek, a fantasy zsáner avatott ismerője. Nem véletlen tehát, hogy újabb sorozatának nyitókötetében kacagtató görbe tükröt állít mind az írótársak, mind az olvasók elé.

Diana Wynne Jones - Enchanted ​Glass
A ​brilliant, intricate and magical novel from the Godmother of British fantasy. When Andrew Hope's magician grandfather dies, he leaves his house and field-of-care to his grandson who spent much of his childhood at the house. Andrew has forgotten much of this, but he remembers the very strong-minded staff and the fact that his grandfather used to put the inedibly large vegetables on the roof of the shed, where they'd have vanished in the morning. He also remembers the very colourful stained glass window in the kitchen door, which he knows it is important to protect. Into this mix comes young Aidan Cain, who turns up from the orphanage asking for safety. Exactly who he is and why he's there is unclear, but a strong connection between the two becomes apparent. There is a mystery to be solved, and nothing is as it appears to be. But nobody can solve the mystery, until they find out exactly what it is!

Diana Wynne Jones - Az ​égi palota
"Ajánlom ​ezt a könyvet mindenkinek, aki szereti a mágikus történeteket." "Iszonyatosan nagy meglepetés volt a vége! Percekig csak ültem, és a fejemet fogtam." "Úgy gondoltam, egy folytatás nem lehet jobb, mint az első kötet. Tévedtem. Howl, Sophie és Calcifer az Ezeregy éjszaka világában. Bámulatos, csavaros, zseniális." "Abdullah hihetetlen körmondatai és mézesmázossága egyszerűen lehengerlő. Teljesen elvarázsolt." "Először nem értettem, hogy ez mitől folytatása A vándorló palotának, de ahogy haladt a történet, egyre inkább magával ragadott, és persze a régi kedven szereplők is előkerültek..." "Ajánlom minden korosztálynak, hogy kikapcsolódhasson, kacaghasson egy jót. Szerintem még A vándorló palotánál is jobb." "Diana Wynne Jonesnak nem szokása folytatásokat írni. És a lelked mélyén te sem ezt várod tőle. Ő pedig - szokásához híven - meglep, megdöbbent, sokkol, kacagtat, szórakoztat, kikapcsol." "Ez a könyv önmagában is megállja a helyét, ám ugyanúgy jobb lesz minden egyes olvasás után, mint A vándorló palota." "Vadonatúj szereplők, vadonatúj helyszínek, vadonatúj kalandok, a régi humor, valamint számtalan meglepetés. Főleg az zseniális, ahogy az előző kötetből ismert szereplők felbukkannak." "Howl rajongói ezúttal sem csalódnak majd!" "Alig néhány óra alatt elolvastam, pedig a vizsgáimra kellett volna készülnöm..." Újabb történet a világhírű szereplőkkel. Varázslat, kaland, ármány, szerelem... A dzsinnek legyenek veled!

Diana Wynne Jones - Varázslatos ​élet
Varázslatos ​élet: Chrestomanci világa a szomszédunkban van, egy ugrásnyira tőlünk, és abban különbözik a miénktől, hogy abban olyan mindennapos a varázslat, mint nálunk a muzsikálás. Lakói közül sokan foglalkoznak mágiával, vannak köztük varázslók, boszorkányok, fakírok, sámánok, jósok és más hasonlók, a legalacsonyabb beosztásútól a leghatalmasabbig. A legnagyobb hatalmú varázslónak kilenc élete van, és rangja szerint ő a Chrestomanci... Mi történik akkor, ha a fővarázsló kastélyába bekerül egy árva testvérpár, Eric és Gwendolen? Történetesen a fiú átlagos, mindennapi gyerek, a nővére viszont tehetséges boszorkány, aki olyan tervet eszel ki, amely feje tetejére állítja a világot...

Diana Wynne Jones - Stopping ​for a Spell
Includes ​three separate stories: "Chair Person", "The Four Grannies", and "Who Got Rid of Angus Flint?".

Diana Wynne Jones - Believing ​is Seeing
Believing ​is seeing, as the title of this outstanding collection of fantasies proclaims. And reading is seeing more than you've ever imagined when in the masterful hands of acclaimed author Diana Wynne Jones. Here are seven tales -- seven doorways to bizarre, yet strangely familiar worlds -- to transport one and all. In these worlds are a child born to an ordered society but preordained to spread Dissolution...a girl who so loves the sun that she renounces her humanity for eternity...a cat and a boy, held captive by an evil magician until they can find a bigger magic of their own...a woman imprisoned in a strange country dominated by three ravenous wolves...and many other characters and stories just as exceptional. These richly drawn, razor-sharp stories showcase the skills and sheer narrative power of one of the most esteemed fantasy writers of our time.

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Tough Guide to Fantasyland
Imagine ​that all fantasy novels—the ones featuring dragons, knights, wizards, and magic—are set in the same place. That place is called Fantasyland. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland is your travel guide, a handbook to everything you might find: Evil, the Dark Lord, Stew, Boots (but not Socks), and what passes for Economics and Ecology. Both a hilarious send-up of the cliches of the genre and an indispensable guide for writers, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland has been nearly impossible to find for years. Now this cult classic is back, and readers can experience Diana Wynne Jones at her very best: incisive, funny, and wildly imaginative. This is the definitive edition of The Tough Guide, featuring a new map, an entirely new design, and additional material written for it by Diana Wynne Jones.

Diana Wynne Jones - A ​Sudden Wild Magic
The ​pirate mages of Arth are threatening Earth with total extinction and it is up to the Ring, a secret society of witches and warlocks dedicated to the continuance and well-being of mankind, to fight them off.

Diana Wynne Jones - Dogsbody
The ​Dog Star, Sirius, is tried for murder by his heavenly peers and found guilty. His sentence: to be reborn on Earth as a dog until such time as he carries out the seemingly impossible mission imposed on him. In his Earth guise, Sirius, renamed Leo, truly lives a dog's life. Although he is the pet of a girl who loves him, both child and dog are mistreated by the family with whom they live. But the worldly obstacles Leo faces are minor when compared with his chilling encounters with the Dark Powers that are set against him. His quest seems hopeless until at last Sol, Moon, and Earth itself come to his aid. Dogsbody is a tense, exciting, sciencefiction fantasy, a thriller, and a touching dog story all in one.

Diana Wynne Jones - The ​Chronicles of Chrestomanci 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 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?

Diana Wynne Jones - A ​Merlin-összeesküvés
Párhuzamos ​világok márpedig léteznek. Ki tudná ezt jobban, mint Nick Mallory, aki egyszer már kapcsolatba került velük, köszönhetően horroríró apjának, a wantchesteri scifi-találkozónak és a Föld rezidens mágustanoncának, Rupert Venablesnek? Most egy újabb, világokon átívelő kaland vár a fiúra, amelyben fontos szerepet játszik egy mágikus valóságból származó lány, Arianrhod (bár ő jobban szereti, ha Roddynak hívják). Otthonában minden varázslatok ura a merlin, ám az előző halála miatt kinevezett új merlin valami sötét titkot rejteget, ami vesztét okozhatja akár az egész multiverzumnak. A vándorló palota többszörösen díjnyertes írónője éppoly lelkesen írt a gyermekeknek, mint a felnőtteknek. Varázslatos világait bemutató sorozatunk újabb kötete is remek szórakozást nyújt kicsinek és nagynak egyaránt.

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