Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Her Last Book

Enchanted GlassEnchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Andrew's grandfather leaves him a house, he also inherits other, unexpected responsibilities: querulous servants, a magical territory, and the care of Aiden, a young boy who shows up one day in desperate need of protection.

For fans of Chrestomanci and Howl, Andrew is a magician professor with as much on his plate as either of the other magicians Wynne Jones writes about. And what kid wouldn't want a dog like Rolf or a friend like Groil?

I have always enjoyed Diana Wynne Jones' fantasy stories, and this book is no exception. Funny and charming, the characters are uniquely likable creations, prickly in all the right ways. The ending felt unexpectedly rushed, and I feel sure that if the author had lived longer, she would have written a sequel.

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