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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 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 - 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 - 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 - La casa de los mil pasillos
El mundo de El castillo ambulante. La vida de la joven Charmain Baker es, esencialmente, respetable. Sus días transcurren con una calma que sólo se ve alterada por las aventuras de los libros de los que apenas saca la nariz. Y entonces, un día, su tía Sempronia le anuncia que ha de ir a cuidar la casa de su tío (un tal William que, por lo visto, es mago) mientras él está fuera. Charmain, emocionada por hallarse al fin ante su propia aventura, parte de inmediato. Pero cuando llega a la casa, se topa con un laberinto de habitaciones extrañas a las que se accede según unas instrucciones mágicas muy precisas. Hay elfos, jardineros de color azul, comidas que se sirven solas, libros de hechizos para aprender a volar y, en fin, todo lo que puede haber en la casa de un mago. Pero también hay pilas y pilas de platos sucios, encantamientos que salen mal y un joven aprendiz de carácter despistado que afirma venir en busca del mago William. En resumen, algo para lo que ningún libro la había preparado.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - Dark Lord of Derkholm
Mr. Chesney operates Pilgrim Parties, a tour group that takes paying participants into an outer realm where the inhabitants play frightening and foreboding roles. The time has come to end the staged madness . . . but can it really be stopped? Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones serves up twists and turns, introduces Querida, Derk, Blade, and Shona and a remarkable cast of wizards, soldiers, kings, dragons, and griffins, and mixes in a lively dash of humor. With all the ingredients of high fantasy, this unforgettable novel will delight fans old and new.
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 - Castle in the Air
Abdullah the rug merchant leaves his humdrum life far behind when he purchases a threadbare magic carpet from a mysterious stranger. Almost immediately, Abdullah is whisked off on a series of adventures that bear an uncanny resemblance to his own daydreams. He meets the love of his life only to have her kidnapped by a fierce djinn. With the help of the magic carpet--and an ornery genie--Abdullah sets out to rescue his bride-to-be. His travels take him to the fairy tale land of Ingary, the setting of this novel's predecessor, Howl's Moving Castle. As usual, Jones has constructed a wonderfully complicated plot, chock-full of magical mayhem. However, while her other interconnected novels ( Charmed Life , The Magicians of Caprona and The Lives of Christopher Chant ) can be read on their own, the final third of Abdullah's story is likely to confuse readers not already acquainted with the characters introduced in the first book. Those familiar with Ingary will welcome the chance to return and catch up on the doings of its exuberant inhabitants.
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 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 - 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 - 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 - El castillo ambulante
En el país de Ingary, donde las botas de siete leguas y las capas de invisibilidad existen de verdad, Sophie Hatter ha atraído la desagradable atención de la Bruja del Páramo, quién la hechiza con un maleficio que la convierte en una anciana. Con la determinación de hacer lo adecuado, Sophie viaja al único lugar en el que cree que podrá encontrar ayuda, el castillo ambulante que merodea por las colinas cercanas. Pero el castillo pertenece al temible Mago Howl, que se alimenta, según dicen, de los corazones de jóvenes desprevenidas.
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 - Mixed Magics
An anthology of four short stories, featuring Chrestomanci and many familiar friends and worlds from the novels. The titles are: Warlock at the Wheel, The Sage of Theare, Carol Oneir's Hundredth Dream and Stealer of Souls. Carol Oneir's Hundredth Dream has never been published in the UK before. Stealer of Souls is a long-awaited, completely new, never previously published story.
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 - 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 - 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 - Deep Secret
All over the Multiverse (the universe that is in the shape of Infinity, like a figure eight laid on its side), the Magids, powerful magicians, are at work to maintain the balance between positive and negative magic for the good of all. They use their magical talents to push people into doing the right thing at the right time. Rupert Venables is the junior Magid assigned to Earth and to the troublesome planets of the Koyrfonic Empire as well. The Empire is situated right at the twist of the center of the Multiverse. There is a problem of succession when the Emperor dies without a known heir, paralleled by a more personal problem on Earth when Rupert's senior dies and appoints him senior. Now Rupert must search the Earth for an appropriate new Magid, while helping part-time to prevent the descent of the Empire into chaos. And then the problems become intertwined when Rupert finds that he can meet all five of the potential Magids on Earth by attending one SF convention in England. And that other forces, some of them completely out of control, will be there too.
Diana Wynne Jones - The Chronicles of Chrestomanci 3.
In the 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. . . . Cat and Christopher Chant make the most unusual friends. Christopher befriends a boy with terrible karma in a mansion where everything keeps changing. Cat meets a girl whose family of rogue witches is hiding shocking secrets. Will the Chrestomanci be able to sort out the tangle of mysteries and magic?
Diana Wynne Jones - Christopher Chant kilenc élete
Christopher apja és nagybátyja varázsló, az anyja is boszorkány, mégis a fiúnak legfeljebb az álmai mondhatók mágikusnak. Mikor azonban rájön, hogy álmait életre tudja kelteni, minden megváltozik. A fővarázslók úgy döntenek, hogy a fiúnak a Chrestomanci-kastélyban kell élnie, ott kell tanulnia, hogy majdan az öszes varázsló mestere lehessen. Ám Christophernek egyáltalán nics kedve ahhoz, hogy ő legyen a következő főmágus. Sokkal jobban szeretne krikettezni, és tovább vándorolni titkos álombeli világaiban. Hamarosan felfedezi azonban, hogy a sorsot nehéz elkerülni, és arra is rádöbben, hogy hiába van az embernek több élete, az bizony néha roppant kellemetlen - kivált ha olyan könnyen elveszíthetők. Pedig a fiúra nagyon fontos feladat vár! És Christopher akcióba lép...
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 - 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 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 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.
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