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5.0 out of 5 stars More Magic ..., 15 July 2013
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The worlds that Wynne Jones creates and her use of magic are beyond compare. The magic always seems credible in the hands of her creations. The plot is rich and sometimes cruel, which is a welcome feature compared to more saccharine offerings from other fantasy writers. Her evil characters really are, not by declaration, but by deed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A children's book for grown-ups, 14 July 2013
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I enjoyed this book tremendously. It is marketed as a book aimed at adults, and it does make reference to adult themes such as sex, but essentially it is the usual Diana Wynne Jones stuff - lots of humour, lively characterisation, an original and highly imaginative plot, and an indefinable creation of atmosphere that is unique to her writing.

The story is told from two viewpoints, one being a magid who is a rather endearingly pompous young man with a brave heart, a conscientious sense of duty and powerful magical gifts. The other is a slightly eccentric but also endearing young woman. Her younger brother, Nick, also features strongly (and is a central character in the sequel).

This story combines witty and warm-hearted satire at the expense of sci-fi/fantasy geeks, the publishing world, and writers' conventions, with a genuine sense of danger as this world collides with dark magic and truly nasty villains, plus an engaging love story woven through it. It has centaurs, parallel universes, geas, charismatic king-types, disembodied mentors, neurotics, Scarlatti, and women who have terrible taste in sweaters - what's not to like?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Complex Plot, interesting characters., 11 April 2014
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Extremely well written, as you would expect from a DWJ novel. If you like her other books aimed at a young adult audience such as Fire and Hemlock and Hexwood you are sure to like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deep Secret(Magids), 17 Mar 2014
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Yet another fantastic book by Diana Wynne Jones . What l enjoy about her writings is the magical blend of science fiction fantasy and the whiff of a detective novel as you eventually piece things together
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another well written Diana Wynne Jones book, 2 July 2013
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Interesting story. Characters likeable. Good adventures without any nasty parts. Each book is different and not put out without thought.
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