Dark Lord of Derkholm. Darklordofderkholm. Attribution. Author, Diana Wynne Jones. Cover Artist, Jos A. Smith. Publication information. Publisher, US. A description of tropes appearing in Dark Lord of Derkholm. A Young Adult fantasy novel by Diana Wynne Jones, set in the world described in her meta- . In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones ( ‒) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers.

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She thinks she’s fat, and can hardly get off the ground to fly. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. I was shocked to find something so It’s not only about wizardry; it’s also about family.

Hundreds of people die every year in the battles and fights put on for the pilgrims benefits. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. And the fights must be real.

Still I didnt care for anyone really, except Querida, and she’s hardly in it.

Dark Lord of Derkholm

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Diana Wynne Jones is one of those authors who writes wittily and absurdly at the same time, weaving bizarre ideas together into a mix that perhaps should not work as well as it does. Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones serves up twists and turns, introduces Querida, Derk, Blade, and Shona and a remarkable cast of wizards, soldiers, kings, dragons, and griffins, and mixes in a lively dash of humor.

And Scales the dragon was great. The sister is crouched down on the ground with bruises and ripped clothes and as soon as they walk up to her she starts screaming “Don’t touch me! Not to be vague, but I don’t want to spoil any of it. House of Many Ways World of Howl.

I first read this back in high school, and I had fond memories of it.

I have about 5 pages so far that just fell out and it’s past the time to let me return it. It was classic DWJ with a twisty plotline, so overall an intriguing story. And Derk has built for himself a wonderfully supportive and capable family, including five griffins, and they are determined to help him succeed.


Deucalion, King of the Dragons. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The idea was clever, showing how stale and cliche the fantasy genre was at the time, but the book really consisted of about a thousand characters doing nothing but planning. Get this book and read it. Wizards must have long beards well, we think of wizards as having a bushy appearance round the chin, eh?

The problem was Derk tried hard to be a good Dark Lord The Pilgrims come from a world not too much unlike our own. Except Fantasy Land is not quite what you’d expect; it is not, in fact, a perpetually medieval world of Black and White Moralitybut is instead ruled with an iron fist by Mr Chesney, a businessman who adrk tours for very rich people from our world.

The MC hears his sister screaming but can’t get to her. Among other things, they must deal with their own attractions to tourists, and with unwanted affections, and with tourists helplessly in love with each other.

When most of the adult books are full of meanness,and bloodshedwhat a pleasure to smile as you read and ferkholm enjoy the imagination of this writer! Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 1, 44 5, 4. There was a nice mixture of wit and magic, and some characters I could really get behind. Dark Lord of Derkholm is a very, very funny book–providing you’re familiar with the genre and tropes it’s satirizing.

Three times she was a commended runner-up[a] for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year’s best children’s book: His chief aide, Barnabas, is drinking heavily and muddling his spells. Derkholm Book 1 Paperback: What he’s interested in was creating new creatures: Wizard Derk of Derkholm. But wobbling back and forth between the two just left me feeling lost.


It won’t be able to even go derkhollm my library collection.

The Mythopoeic Society Reviews: Dark Lord of Derkholm

Works by Diana Wynne Jones. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. It does so by providing a world which pretends to be what people expect from a fantasy land, when in reality the inhabitants of this world are a little more settled and realistic than all of that.

I quite enjoyed it, not that I’m surprised by this fact, she’s a highly awarded and regarded author in the genre by all those in the derkholk, and those that don’t know are quite probably the type to gush over something interminably “epic”.

Derk is chosen to be this year’s Darklord and must go out of his way to give the tourists the best possible epic thrillride. This book couldn’t seem to get derkhllm bat off its shoulder — baseball bat, not Chiroptera bat — there was a lot of stuff going on, with a lot of different narrators, and I still didn’t have the entire story.

The objectors have apparently missed the serious tone dsrk fairy tales, young adult novels in general, and the wars in Narnia and Middle Earth.

After a brief period in London, in the couple returned to Derkhol, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in There were several characters like that–from how they were set up, I thought they would be significant, but they spent most of the book off-screen. But it’s also a serious novel about Derk, his wife Mara and their two human and five griffin children working together to deal with adversity; it isn’t just a romp and is really quite dark in a couple of places. It’s clearly an attack, but it’s also clear that things were stopped.