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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Year ​of the Griffin
It ​is eight years after the tours from offworld have stopped. High Chancellor Querida has retired, leaving Wizard Corkoran in charge of the Wizards' University. Although Wizard Corkoran's obsession is to be the first man on the moon, and most of his time is devoted to this project, he decides he will teach the new first years himself in hopes of currying the favor of the new students' families--for surely they must all come from wealth, important families--and obtaining money for the University (which it so desperately needs). But Wizard Corkoran is dismayed to discover that one of those students--indeed, one he had such high hopes for, Wizard Derk's own daughter Elda--is a hugh golden griffin, and that none of the others has any money at all. Wizard Corkoran's money-making scheme backfires, and when Elda and her new friends start working magic on their own, the schemes go wronger still. And when, at length, Elda ropes in her brothers Kit and Blade to send Corkoran to the moon...well...life at the Wizards' University spins magically and magnificently out of control. This breathtakingly brilliant sequel to Dark Lord of Derkholm is all one would expect from this master of genre.

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 - 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 - Vigyázat, ​boszi van az osztályban!
Mr. ​Crossley, a Larwood-iskola tanára teljesen kiborul, amikor két leckefüzet közé csúsztatva egy cédulát talál, amelyre közönséges golyóstollal ezt írták: EBBEN AZ OSZTÁLYBAN VALAKI BOSZORKÁNY! A cédulát bárki írhatta, ám a legborzasztóbb az, hogy amit közöl, az akár igaz is lehet! A hír nagy zűrzavart okoz, még akkor is, ha ebben az esetben egy nem mindennapi osztályról és nem kevésbé különleges gyerekekről van szó. Mr. Crossley mindennél jobban retteg a kerületi ellenőr látogatásától… Ki az, aki az osztályt kihúzza a pácból? És hol van Chrestomanci?

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 - 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 - Howl's ​Moving Castle
In ​the land of Ingary, where seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, Sophie Hatter attracts the the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste, who puts a curse on her. Determined to make the best of things, Sophie travels to the one place where she might get help - the moving castle which hovers on the nearby hills. But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the hearts of young girls...

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 - Charmed ​Life
Glorious ​new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones classic award-winning favourite, featuring Chrestomanci -- now a book with extra bits! Everybody says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for he has no talent for magic at all. However, life with the great enchanter is not what either of them expects and sparks begin to fly! Winner of the Guardian Award.

Diana Wynne Jones - Archer's ​Goon
"Face ​the facts! This town is run by seven megalomaniac wizards!" When Howard Sykes comes home to find a giant thug -- the Goon -- in the kitchen, life turns upside down. Archer, one of seven siblings who control everything in their town from electricity to the police, has sent the Goon to collect the two thousand words Howard's father owes him. Suddenly, the Sykes family is caught in the middle of the wizards' battle for power -- and only Howard can save them!

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 - 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.

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 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 ​vándorló palota
Ingary ​földjén, ahol a hétmérföldes csizmák és a láthatatlanná tévő köpenyek tényleg léteznek, Sophie Hatter felhívja magára a Puszták Boszorkányának figyelmét, aki átkot szór a lányra. Sophie-nak nem marad más választása, mint hogy az egyetlen helyre menjen, ahol segítséget kaphat Howl varázsló vándorló palotájába. Ám Howlról azt híresztelik, hogy megeszi a fiatal lányok szívét és kiszívja a lelküket. A regény alapján Hayao Miyazaki készített Oscar-díjas animációs filmet.

Diana Wynne Jones - Unexpected ​Magic
Master ​storyteller Diana Wynne Jones presents ariveting collection of unpredictable tales, including: * A cat tells how the kindhearted wizard she owns is suddenly called upon to defeat a horrific Beast. * When Anne has mumps, her drawings come to life, and she must protect her home from them. * Four children become involved in the intrigue surrounding an innocent prince, an evil count, and a brave outlaw. These fifteen stories and one novella will enchant, startle, and surprise!

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 - 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 ​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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.