The first audiobook in the spellbinding, epic adventure series from 'the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones.
For centuries Dalemark has been a land divided by the warring earldoms of the North and South. Now, with the help of the mysterious gods of Dalemark, four extraordinary young people must join forces to reunify their beloved home.
When 12-year-old Moril's father is murdered by soldiers, Moril inherits his ancient cwidder - a musical instrument with a mysterious past. As Moril and his siblings embark on a dangerous journey to escape the evil forces around them, he gradually learns how to channel the cwidder's strange and powerful magic. But is it enough to protect those he loves from the looming threat of war?
"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 Bookseller) Praise for Howl's Moving Castle:
"Imaginative and terribly funny." (Michael Morpurgo, The Telegraph - 100 Best Books a Child Should Read)
"Wit and humor glint from the pages." ( The Horn Book)
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I am coming from Howls moving castle and while I like this first book, I must say it didn't put a spell on me like Howl did.
It is a very serious story with war and death and magic. The magic shows up a bit late to the party and so does my love for the characters none the less would I say it's worth a read or listen.
What I didn't liked very much was that the narrator starts to sing.. but that's because I don't like his singing voice. Also he sometimes mixed up the voices of the characters which was very irritating BUT he doesn't sound boring and he made especially the climax very interesting to listen to, so I give him 4 out of 5 starts.