Delve into the worlds of Chrestomanci in this classic magical adventure – now on CD.
Four stories featuring the marvellous, enigmatic and embroidered-dressing-gowned enchanter, Chrestomanci!
Warlock at the Wheel
In which the Willing Warlock (from Charmed Life) is exiled to a world without magic and meets a formidable opponent – a little girl and her dog!
Stealer of Souls
In which Cat (from Charmed Life) and Tonino (from The Magicians of Caprona) are pitted against an evil enchanter with a dastardly plan.
Carol Oneir’s Hundredth Dream
In which Carol, whose lucrative dreaming career is brought to an abrupt halt by a severe case of dreamer’s-block, is sent to Chrestomanci in search of a cure. He takes on the case as a personal favour to her dad, whom he went to school with (in The Lives of Christopher Chant).
The Sage of Theare
In which the Sage of Dissolution wreaks havoc, thereby threatening the existance of all the worlds that have ever been!
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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 McLayReview:
Praise for DWJ’s work
“Truly magical – guaranteed to leave you gasping – even hotter than Potter”
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Audio CD. Book Condition: Good. Small/slight crack to the case. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005135887