A series of four books by British young adult fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones, best known for Howl’s Moving Castle and Chrestomanci. The Dalemark Quartet. The Dalemark Quartet [Diana Wynne Jones] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For centuries, Dalemark has been a land divided by the. The Crown of Dalemark (Dalemark Quartet) [Diana Wynne Jones] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mitt has fled from the South, but finds .

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As a result, there is constant tension between the North and the South, which often erupts in open war or rebellion. About Diana Wynne Jones.

Dalemark Quartet

Caroline Dunford rated it it was amazing Oct 22, The Spellcoats I realized too late that this quarttet should be read first – it deals with happenings in prehistoric Dalemark, well before the times of the previous two books. Brett rated it it was amazing Aug 28, As it is, this book dalmeark very overdue at the library. The stories seemed to move pretty slowly, and I had to push to get through them.

She absolutely must be. Finally, it’s frustrating to see yet another of my favorite authors struggling with the crafting of a story’s ending.

Apart from sort of Cart and Cwidder the first bookthe stories don’t really end; they just stop. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. These four novels collected in this SFBC omnibus create a fascinating land full of living myths and unexpected magic.


But when his father is murdered by a group of richly-dressed men, his mother immediately chooses to return to the stable, well-to-do suitor that she left for a musician years before.

The Crown of Dalemark The first section of the book begins somewhere after Drowned Ammet left off, with Mitt now in the service of Countess of Aberath.

Jones started writing during the mids “mostly dalwmark keep my sanity”, when the youngest of her three children was about two years old and the family lived in a house owned by an Oxford college. I still enjoyed reading it now, but I think it would have been one of my favorite books if I had read it at a younger age.

The Dalemark Quartet Series by Diana Wynne Jones

Drowned Ammet Mitt is a yo The four books included in this omnibus are listed below. I consider this book to be Diana Wynne Jones’s greatest masterpiece. The Great Uprising was a countrywide revolution which led to the restoration of monarchy with Amil the Great ascending to the throne of united Dalemark. Yes, but I would warn them that it’s not necessarily an easy read.

You xalemark to login to do this. I really wish I had read this short novel as a kid. Four novels – Cart and CwidderDrowned AmmetThe Spellcoatsand The Crown of Dalemark – that give the history of the return of a king to Dalemark after a long period of chaos and feudal-type rule by earls.

Dalemark Quartet – Wikipedia

For some reason, this story is daldmark powerful to me. It is a farce with a large cast of characters, featuring government, police, and army bureaucracies; sex, politics, and news. Her narrative voice is an interesting mix of formality and youth, and it makes for an inter Dianna Wynne Jones is one of my very favorite authors, so it pains me to say The Dalemark Quartet does not represent Jones’s strongest work, but it’s still an interesting read all the same.


Moril has spent his whole life traveling and performing with his family from a horse-drawn cart, singing and dxlemark the cwidder across the land. I typically find Diana’s stories intriguing and captivating; this one was no exception.

The one thing I am most upset about is the fact that it never flat out says that she is one of the undying. I’ve read this before, but it has been quite a while, and as I recall it’s not a real fast read maybe because the book is heavy!

Bella Mohr rated it it was amazing May 10, After a brief period in London, in the couple returned to Oxford, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in Tolkien before graduating in Originally, this being one of the first books I had ever read by her dxlemark therefore not prepared, I was extremely ups This book this book which is technically four books in one is my favorite book. I can’t help but confess confusion on more than one occasion while reading this book.