Mixed Magics Paperback
Part of the The Chrestomanci Series series
Glorious rejacket of the story collection set in the worlds of Chrestomanci.The stories featured in this collection are:Warlock at the WheelStealer of SoulsCarol Oneir's Hundredth DreamThe Sage of TheareEverybody's favourite nine-lifed enchanter makes a guest appearance in each tale.
Plus man favourites from theChrestomanci novels - and a cast of thousands!With illustrations by Tim Stevens.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, (chapter heads line)
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 02/10/2000
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780006755296
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Review by AriadneAranea
A quick read, in which we revisit characters met in earlier Chrestomanci books in a set of four otherwise unrelated short stories. Interesting concept, but I think I would have enjoyed a full length novel more - especially if it were a development of the story featuring Cat and Tonino.
Review by katekf
One of the great pleasures of Diana Wynne Jones' work is her ability to write young people that act their age. Mixed Magics contains four stories that take place in the connected worlds of Chrestomanci and every story is funny and at times sad. The best way to enjoy these stories is by reading the other books of the Chrestomanci universe as a few of them presume that the reader will understand how the world works. The One Hundredth Dream story could act as an introduction to this world as its told from the point of view of a stranger to Chrestomanci but the others work best after The Magicians of Caprona, Charmed Life and the Many Lives of Christopher Chant. To readers who know her world and Chrestomanci than these four stories are a chance to revisit favorite characters having new adventures and this is a book I plan on rereading many times. The Chrestomanci series is an appropriate read for middle school students and up as the main characters all tend to be young people working to understand the world around them and their place in them with magic and humor.