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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Dark Lord of Derkholm

Apparently the first two choices are already lent to a friend of ours and so I was provided with a well loved llord of this Derkholm book. That’s the situation that Diana Wynne Jones explores in Dark Lord of Derkholm derkholk, and she makes an effective and comical tale of it. I can’t wait to discuss it in my book club tonight! In The Dark Lord of Derkholmthe world of magic had been forced to kneel down in front of a powerful force – namely, a Mr Chesney – and provide ‘entertainment’ every year for his Pilgrim Parties.

He’s a mild mannered wizard who only wants to develop new forms of animals, but finds his rerkholm turned into an increasing spiral of trying to overcome chaos. Jun 07, Shala rated it really liked it.


She thinks she’s fat, and can hardly get off the ground to fly. Please try again later. Regin, Hereditary Head of Thieves’ Guild. I just wish there were more in the series! I really liked a lot of the ideas in this the main idea of a world being controlled from a villain in another and forced to run magical adventure tourist guides is rather fabulousbut somehow it dind’t hang together entirely for me.

Published August by Gollancz first published But the Pilgrim Parties destroy much of the world on their way through each year.

I won’t be reading more of this stuff I’m sure but I had a great time discovering Diana Wynne Jones all the same. And at times it could be rather grim and a little unsettling.

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But still it didn’t quite work. It has a sequel called Year of the Griffinwhich, in typical Wynne Jones style, is a little disconnected from the original.

Project Gutenberg 0 editions. A whole cast characters who frustrate, endear and amuse. Status Diana Wynne Jones — primary author all editions calculated Campion, Paul Cover artist secondary author some editions confirmed Paarma, Susanna Translator secondary author some editions confirmed Smith,Jos.

Coupled with that is the fact that there are just so many characters and things going on and darrk hard to follow or to really emotionally connect with any of the characters.

Get Known if you don’t sark an account. This makes Derk, generally good guy and hopeless wizard with a menagerie at derkhllm including a bunch of griffins that are a part of the family the Dark Lord for the year, and mayhem ensues. Some of it is more obvious, like the journey motif of the pilgrim parties and the adventures they get leading up to attacking the Dark Lord in his drkholm. The tourism company that manages these escapades happens to have made an arrangement with the people of this world, that every time a group is brought across a show of fantasy might and magic must be performed.


Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Book ratings by Goodreads. See all my reviews and more at www. Not to be vague, but I don’t want to spoil any of it.

And of course, the book is full of Diana Wynne Jones’ perfect word choices “a tuft of flame”neat critters and spells Friendly Cows! In the same year she married John Burrow, a scholar of medieval literature, with whom she had three sons, Richard, Michael and Colin. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

As always, I love her ideas, I find them so wonderful, but I always feel like they a go on too long and b are underdeveloped oddly given the length fark confusing.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Derk was no ordinary wizard Citizens of a fantasy alt world rebel against the Trump-esque fat-cat tycoon who has exploited them for decades with Westworld-style tourist quests. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.