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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent intelligent fun fantasy book, 7 Oct 2014
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Amazing book, sequel to the dark lord of derkholm but everything is explained so it works fine as a stand alone book. As usual, Diana Wynne Jones has wonderfully real relatable characters facing real problems in a fantastic world that engrosses you completely till the end. And after that you wish there was more! Have read it at least 3 times already. It's sad DWJ didn't get as much recognition as she deserved in her lifetime. Brilliant book, would recommend to anyone who enjoyed any of her other books or books by other writers like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Terry Pratchett's discworld series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice satire on university life, 20 Mar 2014
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This follows on from The Dark Lord Of Derkholm which, while not being my favourite Diana Wynne Jones book, was still highly readable. This story takes place some years later, following the story of Elda, one of the griffin children, as she goes to university. There are some fabulous comic moments involving the awful tutors at the university, and you get the feeling that Diana Wynne Jones had a low opinion of academics! Some cameo appearances for other members of the Derk clan, plus some new and interesting characters. It wasn't as good as some of the others, but is worth reading nevertheless. Some of the romantic connections seemed a bit forced to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, 24 Jan 2014
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As always Diana wynne jones writes a great story that keeps you turning the pages. Great for young people and not so young people like me
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!, 23 Jan 2014
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I love all the Diana Wynne Jones books and this one is just full of clever, magical, feel-good wonderfulness. It is a sequel to The Dark Lord of Derkholm, which makes the characters immediately familiar, but can be read alone.
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Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones (Paperback - 2 Jan 2014)
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