The Magicians of Caprona. Diana Wynne Jones (The Chrestomanci Series): Book 2

The Magicians of Caprona. Diana Wynne Jones (The Chrestomanci Series): Book 2

by Diana Wynne Jones (Author)


Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with extra bits! The Dukedom of Caprona is a place where music is enchantment and spells are as slippery as spaghetti. The magical business is run by two families - the Montanas and the Petrocchis - and they are deadly rivals. So when all the spells start going wrong, they naturally blame each other. Chrestomanci suspects an evil enchanter; others say it is a White Devil. Or maybe a different kind of magic is needed to save Caprona...


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
Edition: New edition
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Published: 04 Feb 2008

ISBN 10: 0007267681
ISBN 13: 9780007267682
Children’s book age: 12+ Years

Media Reviews

...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

Author Bio

Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children's Book Award in 1981 and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal.