The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1

The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1 Review

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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
Edition Language:English

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    The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Martine

    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 ...

  • Laura

    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 reca...

  • Laura

    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 in...

  • Adelina

    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 h...

  • Priya

    (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. :)...

  • Sam at A Journey Through Pages

    Review from A Journey Through PagesNow 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 ...

  • Kaethe Douglas

    I love the concept at the heart of these two books: the many worlds theory is true; some of these worlds use magic. I enjoy the efforts of the Chants to become who they want to be, and the process of ...

  • Stephanie

    Diana Wynne Jones is just a fantastic writer. I loved both Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Chant. I want to be Chrestomanci when I grow up.Disappointed to find a few points of colonialism/or...

  • Monica

    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 ch...

  • Jameschneider007

    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 ...