Read The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1 (Chrestomanci, #1-2) Online Free - 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?
|Title||:||The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1 (Chrestomanci, #1-2)|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||598 pages|
June 19, 2008
Long before J.K. Rowling ever invented Harry Potter, Diana Wynne Jones penned the Chrestomanci series, in which children perform magic (or fail to do so) in worlds which resemble ours but are ever so slightly different. Like Rowling, Jones infused her fantasy novels for children with enough wit a...
January 22, 2009
I read an article a few years back -- wish I could remember which publication; hopefully they've gone under -- which claimed that Diana Wynne Jones plagiarized Harry Potter for Charmed Life. As I recall, the accusation was largely based on these facts:
(i) Harry Potter and Cat Chant are both young...
May 14, 2012
Diana Wynne Jones is a delight to read. Understated, clever, and filled with dry humor, this book was very hard to tear myself away from. The escapades of the Chant boys are ridiculously fun.
I was introduced to Diana Wynne Jones by Miyazaki's animated version of her book, "Howl's Moving Castle",...
March 03, 2014
For Christmas this year, my sister asked us instead of buying her a present, if as our gift to her we would read any book she chose for us. I was happy to oblige the request because I know my sister has great taste in books, and would pick something accordingly. I was not disappointed with her ch...
April 02, 2016
(First read in May 2011. Re-read in March 2016)
Diana Wynne Jones's writing is the literary equivalent of a delicious cup of cocoa. :)
April 01, 2012
Review from A Journey Through Pages
Now Diana Wynne Jones has been one of my favourite authors for about 8 years now, ever since I read Year of the Griffin. Though one of my favourite memories is when Howl's Moving Castle came out and would see commercials and go: Hey! That's the name of my favour...
July 03, 2014
I absolutely loved this book when I was younger, and it was actually one of the most influential novels of my childhood. I really need to read this book again as an adult, because no matter what my change in perspective will do to the story, I am pretty sure I will enjoy it for the sentimental va...
December 05, 2009
This book is very magical. I like the way that it makes the magical things around the characters more or less common practice. I really like that each of the magical spells that are cast seem to have some kind of a cost. It is just very good, as is volume two.
December 06, 2016
Cute Book, I think if you liked Harry Potter, you may like this.
March 06, 2017
It's been awhile since I read these, but I recall them as being great fun.