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Mixed Magics
by Diana Wynne Jones (more about Diana Wynne Jones) 758/1 first published 2000
Fantasy and Magic for ages 8 to 11 published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.99, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
9/10 Very good. I am pleased with this.
What's it about?
Four short stories from one of our greatest magical writers. Many of the characters are from other stories.
What happens?
The short stories in this book are all based in the world of Chrestomanci, and some of them contain characters from Charmed Life. There's the warlock who gets trapped in a car that bullies him, the boys who are captured by someone who wants their souls, a dreamer who cannot dream anymore and a world where the gods are being threatened with dissolution.
Is it easy to read?
Easily read a great way into this wonderful author, although as some of the characters appear in other books it might be better to read them first. Suitable for boys and girls.
Anything else?
It's always great to find another book by Diana Wynne Jones and as the stories are short it is suitable for those gaining confidence as a reader and also as a book to share.
Other books by Diana Wynne Jones include A Sudden Wild Magic, A Tale of Time City, Archer's Goon, Black Maria, Cart and Cwidder, Castle in the Air, Charmed Life, Deep Secret, Dogsbody, Drowned Ammet, Eight Days of Luke, Fantasy Stories, Fire and Hemlock, Hexwood, Hidden Turnings, Howl's Moving Castle, Minor Arcana, Power of Three, The Crown of Dalemark, The Dark Lord of Derkholm, The Homeward Bounders, The Lives of Christopher Chant, The Magicians of Caprona, The Merlin Conspiracy, The Ogre Downstairs, The Spellcoats, The Time of the Ghost, The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land, The Year of the Griffin, Wild Robert, Wilkin's Tooth, Witch Week.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
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.
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