Mixed Magics (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 5)

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9780006755296: Mixed Magics (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 5)

Glorious rejacket of the story collection set in the worlds of Chrestomanci.

The stories featured in this collection are:

Warlock at the Wheel
Stealer of Souls
Carol Oneir’s Hundredth Dream
The Sage of Theare

Everybody’s favourite nine-lifed enchanter makes a guest appearance in each tale. Plus man favourites from theChrestomanci novels - and a cast of thousands!

With illustrations by Tim Stevens.

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"There are thousands of worlds, all different from ours," says Diana Wynne Jones in the introduction to this collection of four short stories featuring her most famous creation. "Chrestomanci's world is the one next door to us, and the difference is that magic is as common as music is with us."
And to the enormous relief of her legion of fans, the author has finally returned to that world again with a brand new story featuring her nine-lived enchanter Chrestomanci, the star of four previous full-length novels: Charmed Life, The Magicians of Caprona, Witch Week and The Lives of Christopher Chant. "The Stealer of Souls" combines the inhabitants of Chrestomanci Castle during Charmed Life and one of the young characters from The Magicians of Caprona to great effect, creating a tale with all the usual suspects--original fantasy, spooky humour, substantial characters and a dastardly plot to ruin Chrestomanci and take over the worlds. It's vintage Dianna Wynne Jones.

But there's more. Alongside the new story is another not published in the UK before, Carol Oneir's Hundreth Dream. In it, Chrestomanci is called upon to find out why a young dream-maker is unable to realise her landmark hundredth "Dream film". The magician must go deep inside her mind to unravel her true intentions. Two further collected stories from other anthologies--Warlock at the Wheel and The Sage of Theare--both feature characters new and old, making Mixed Magics a tantalising glimpse of the quality of fantasy that has gone before--and hopefully what is still to come. --John McLay

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“…Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones’s most outrageous plots to her readers’ hopes and fears…”
Publishers Weekly

“Truly magical – guaranteed to leave you gasping – even hotter than Potter”
The Bookseller

“Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two … [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed.” SFX

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