Mixed Magics Four Tales of Chrestomanci Warlock at the Wheel Warlock drives away to flee Chrestomanci gets bullied by toddler Jane and dog Towser Stealer of Souls Evil Neville Spiderman kidnaps jealous Cat Chant and homesick Tonino fro

  • Title: Mixed Magics: Four Tales of Chrestomanci
  • Author: Diana Wynne Jones
  • ISBN: 9780060297053
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 Warlock at the Wheel Warlock drives away to flee Chrestomanci, gets bullied by toddler Jane and dog Towser.2 Stealer of Souls Evil Neville Spiderman kidnaps jealous Cat Chant and homesick Tonino from dying Gabriel de Witt.3 Carol Oneir s Hundredth Dream Dream subjects drunkenly object to typecast roles 4 The Sage of Theare Great Zond and gods try to outwit proph1 Warlock at the Wheel Warlock drives away to flee Chrestomanci, gets bullied by toddler Jane and dog Towser.2 Stealer of Souls Evil Neville Spiderman kidnaps jealous Cat Chant and homesick Tonino from dying Gabriel de Witt.3 Carol Oneir s Hundredth Dream Dream subjects drunkenly object to typecast roles 4 The Sage of Theare Great Zond and gods try to outwit prophecy of Dissolution and dump troublesome babe in Chrestomanci s world.

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    1. Diana Wynne Jones

      Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie n e Jackson and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London In 1943 her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an educational conference centre There, Jones and her two younger sisters Isobel later Professor Isobel Armstrong, the literary critic and Ursula later an actress and a children s writer spent a childhood left chiefly to their own devices After attending the Friends School Saffron Walden, she studied English at St Anne s College in Oxford, where she attended lectures by both C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien before graduating in 1956 In the same year she married John Burrow, a scholar of medieval literature, with whom she had three sons, Richard, Michael and Colin After a brief period in London, in 1957 the couple returned to Oxford, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in 1976.According to her autobiography, Jones decided she was an atheist when she was a child.Jones started writing during the mid 1960s mostly to keep my sanity , when the youngest of her three children was about two years old and the family lived in a house owned by an Oxford college Beside the children, she felt harried by the crises of adults in the household a sick husband, a mother in law, a sister, and a friend with daughter Her first book was a novel for adults published by Macmillan in 1970, entitled Changeover It originated as the British Empire was divesting colonies she recalled in 2004 that it had seemed like every month, we would hear that yet another small island or tiny country had been granted independence Changeover is set in a fictional African colony during transition, and begins as a memo about the problem of how to mark changeover ceremonially is misunderstood to be about the threat of a terrorist named Mark Changeover It is a farce with a large cast of characters, featuring government, police, and army bureaucracies sex, politics, and news In 1965, when Rhodesia declared independence unilaterally one of the last colonies and not tiny , I felt as if the book were coming true as I wrote it Jones books range from amusing slapstick situations to sharp social observation Changeover is both , to witty parody of literary forms Foremost amongst the latter are The Tough Guide To Fantasyland, and its fictional companion pieces Dark Lord of Derkholm 1998 and Year of the Griffin 2000 , which provide a merciless though not unaffectionate critique of formulaic sword and sorcery epics.The Harry Potter books are frequently compared to the works of Diana Wynne Jones Many of her earlier children s books were out of print in recent years, but have now been re issued for the young audience whose interest in fantasy and reading was spurred by Harry Potter.Jones works are also compared to those of Robin McKinley and Neil Gaiman She was friends with both McKinley and Gaiman, and Jones and Gaiman are fans of each other s work she dedicated her 1993 novel Hexwood to him after something he said in conversation inspired a key part of the plot Gaiman had already dedicated his 1991 four part comic book mini series The Books of Magic to four witches , of whom Jones was one.For Charmed Life, the first Chrestomanci novel, Jones won the 1978 Guardian Children s Fiction Prize, a once in a lifetime award by The Guardian newspaper that is judged by a panel of children s writers Three times she was a commended runner up a for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year s best children s book for Dogsbody 1975 , Charmed Life 1977 , and the fourth Chrestomanci book The Lives of Christopher Chant 1988 She won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, children s section, in 1996 for The Crown of Dalemark.

    899 thoughts on “Mixed Magics: Four Tales of Chrestomanci”

    1. this is a pleasant although unremarkable collection of 4 stories set in the Chrestomanci universe Warlock at the Wheel details the misadventures of a goofy low life who escapes into another world and attempts to use his magic powers for ill unfortunately for him, a slovenly little girl and her giant mastiff spoil his plans one word review EH Stealer of Souls is the strongest story in the collection this one has a grouchy, selfish Cat being given charge of sweet little Tonnino from The Magicians [...]

    2. I was disappointed by the stories in this collection But I did like when Janet said to Cat, You must admit, Chrestomanci is taller and darker and handsomer than any man has any right to be Haha trufax, Janet.

    3. A collection of four short stories in the Chrestomanci universe Weaker than the Chrestomanci novels, but hey, it s still Diana Wynne Jones.Maybe 2.5 stars The Sage of Theare was probably my favourite, and I would give that one about 3 stars

    4. This was not the official next book to read on my to read shelf the physical one, not the one However, after my last book I needed something fun and relaxing and this filled the bill completely Jones had a lot of fun with these four tales of Chrestomanci I think at least one stealer of souls could have been expanded into a full length novel rather than a short story I tend to not like the short stories format since it really limits character development among other problems I d say in many ways [...]

    5. A collection of four short stories by the late great DWJ, all related to her Chrestomanci wizardry novels The first, Warlock at the Wheel, is pretty standalone although it concerns a character who appeared in Charmed Life, and is the one I least enjoyed An unsuccessful wizard who lost his powers in that novel turns to crime and learns that the old adage about not working with children and animals is true I found it a bit cutesy and predictable.Stealer of Souls is firmly set in the Chrestomanci w [...]

    6. Mixed magics is a collection of four short stories all of which I wish could have lasted longer They are spin off, side stories of the main chrestomanci story, each revealing a little adventure of the characters found in the chrestomanci series.You need to read charmed life to know the character in warlock at the wheel, although you will follow the story just fine without first reading charmed life Stealer of souls uses the characters from the lives of christopher chant and magicians of caprona [...]

    7. I mostly read this book for the sake of completion of this series, and I give it this lower rating because I feel like the stories in this book don t really hold up compared to the longer stories in the rest of the series When I look back at this book later, I have a feeling I will only remember one or two of the stories vaguely, as they didn t leave much of an impact.Still, it s always fun to read in this universe and see what new things Diana Wynne Jones comes up with to explore In that aspec [...]

    8. The Willing Warlock story is not much than light comedy, but I adore Stealer of Souls and Carol Oneir s Hundredth Dream I would love to know when DWJ started planning this story, because Carol s father is Christopher s best friend in schoold oneiric means having to do with dreams so I m always really impressed by that And I m kind of fond of Thasper too.

    9. Publishers and booksellers think they know their market when it comes to the fantasy novels of Diana Wynne Jones and her ilk young readers aged 9 to 12 or, at a pinch, young adult or teens for her difficult novels This despite the fact that her fans range upwards in age to other adult fantasy writers, filmmakers, academics and not just in the literary field I knew a professor of sociology who rated her highly as a writer and, of course, bloggers of all ages Those who treat books merely as commo [...]

    10. Buku ini memuat empat cerita menarik dari dunia Chrestomanci Beberapa di antaranya merupakan kelanjutan dari cerita Chrestomanci sebelumnya Hmm Atau seenggaknya dua cerita pertama sih begitu Soalnya saya baru baca seri pertama dan kedua, terus langsung loncat ke yang ketujuh ini xDD Soalnya lebih tipis sih xpLagian buku seri Dunia Chrestomanci ini tampaknya bisa dibaca terpisah Soalnya nggak nyambung antar ceritanya Bahkan di sendiri ada saran pembacaan, yang beda dengan urutan terbitnya HohooNa [...]

    11. This book features four short stories, featuring people from the Chrestomanci series of books They are all enjoyable, and some are quite good, though none of them really seem to reach the depth of the books It might be that Jones wild and somewhat chaotic prose style thrives better in slightly longer texts.The first one, Warlock at the Wheel, is my least favourite It is a crazy tale of an automobile happy warlock who ends up in what appears to be our world, and goes on a wild car ride There does [...]

    12. Mixed Magics contains four short stories set in the universe of Diana Wynne Jones s Chrestomanci novels The first, Warlock at the Wheel catalogues the misadventures of the Willing Warlock one of the minor antagonists from Charmed Life when he tries to escape to a parallel universe and steal a car, which unfortunately turns out to be occupied by a small girl and a large dog There wasn t a lot to this one I know that the Chrestomanci novels are generally written for younger readers than some of DW [...]

    13. Read in one sitting Stealer of Souls was the standout, with Carol O Neir s Hundredth Dream in a close second Warlock at the Wheel was unimpressive and a bit juvenile and I do realize she writes for the middle grade crowd, but she normally transcends the age bracket The Sage of Theare falls squarely in between entertaining, but nothing mind blowing.I do wish the collection were longer, but I keep reading the Chrestomanci Chronicles completely out of order and with no regard for one another, so I [...]

    14. Four light, amusing short stories in the Chrestomanci universe Not quite as engrossing as the full length novels, but perfectly pleasant.My favorite is the one where a warlock escapes into another world and is bullied by a toddler and a dog And seeing Cat and Tonino bonding in Stealer of Souls is a nice bonus.

    15. This was a quick, enjoyable set of short stories I didn t care much for the first one, but the other three were quite a lot of fun I especially appreciated being able to see of Cat s insecurities, and to explore the many different forms of magic and worlds Dianna Wynne Jones has developed.

    16. Maybe like 3.5 I love a few of these stories, one is nice and the one I have always found boring Overall, it s still nice to read these chronologically betwedn the stories for extra snippets of the world

    17. 3.5 stars from Rebecca, read the full review at FANTASY LITERATUREDisclaimer just so you know, some of the books we review are received free from publishersMixed Magics 2000 is comprised of four short stories set in the fantasy worlds of Diana Wynne Jones s CHRESTOMANCI an enchanter responsible for the proper use of magic wielded by the various witches, warlocks, sorcerers and enchanters prevalent throughout his world and several others Although the stories are readable enough by themselves, fil [...]

    18. Not my favorite among the Chrestomancy series, yet all the short stories still fascinating in each own way.

    19. Great set of short stories that serve to further flesh out how magic works across all of Jones universes.

    20. I really enjoyed these short stories, they were very charming, interesting and satisfying, as well as deliciously imaginative.

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