The Crown Of Dalemark (the Dalemark Quartet, Book 4) by Diana Wynne JonesThe Crown Of Dalemark (the Dalemark Quartet, Book 4) by Diana Wynne Jones

The Crown Of Dalemark (the Dalemark Quartet, Book 4)

byDiana Wynne Jones

Paperback | March 14, 2017

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The final book in the epic fantasy-adventure series from 'the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones. Now back in print!'Mitt arrived at the top of the steps, panting, and pushed open the door. "Oh, there you are," said the Countess. "We want you to kill someone."'Since his arrival in the North of Dalemark Mitt has become disillusioned. The North seems no more free than the Holand he fled, a fugitive accused of attempted murder. And now he is trapped by the order to kill someone he doesn't know or else risk the lives of his friends. Forced once more to flee, Mitt is joined by Moril, the quietly powerful musician, and Maewen - out of her time, but mysteriously fated to play a part in their quest. For the evil powers of the mage Kankredin are re-assembling, and only the Adon's gifts - the ring, sword and cup - can once more unit Dalemark.
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...
Title:The Crown Of Dalemark (the Dalemark Quartet, Book 4)Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pagesPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0008170711

ISBN - 13:9780008170714


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Work of Art Let's do a checklist this time: Characters: A++ amazing, good, flawed, trying their best, not always seeing eye-to-eye, covering for each other, not trusting each other, goofing off and being adorable. Superb characters. I fell in love. Setting: Hoo boy, I'm not good at following along with maps but I do know that each individual location was beautifully described and magical and misty and I could almost smell the dewy grass? Plot: agdfdf really good I was 1000% emotionally invested and the Tension built, the Mystery built and there were clues everywhere, yet I was still shocked and pleased at the end. There's action, a little bit of implied romance, you've got time travel and wars and theft and all the things you'd want in a fantasy novel. Villain: Kankredin is back and terrifying. I'm nervous just typing his name I don't want him coming after me. As for minor villains and people on the grey scale, they're all excellent. Their motives are real, and you can almost root for them except that you're rooting for Mitt and Maewen and Moril more. Final notes: Diana Wynne Jones takes all the tropes of your typical fantasy novel and subverts them, rethinks them, and creates a story both familiar and strange. The first three books in the quartet each have representative characters, and are unified and strengthened by this final instalment. Please read this series, it's incredible and a work of art.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR DIANA WYNNE JONES:".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"The best writer of magic there is"Neil Gaiman"Truly magical - guaranteed to leave you gasping - even hotter than Potter"The BooksellerPRAISE FOR HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE:"Imaginative and terribly funny "Michael MorpurgoThe Telegraph - 100 Best Books a Child Should Read"Wit and humor glint from the pages"The Horn Book