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Mr. Chesney operates Pilgrim Parties, a tour group that takes paying participants into an outer realm where the inhabitants play frightening and foreboding roles. The time has come to end the staged madness...but can it really be stopped?   

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. With all the ingredients of high fantasy, this unforgettable novel will delight fans old and new.

©1998 Diana Wynne Jones (P)2018 Tantor

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Diana Wynn’s Jones is the master storyteller

And this is one of her best. As Robin McKinley said once on a book jacket:: read them all! So glad to see Dark Lord in audio— do the rest!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ijw
  • Cochise, AZ, United States
  • 09-05-18

take down the corporate demon

Another brilliant cast of characters from the creative mind of Diana Wynne Jones. If you forgotten what happy families are like, then Ms Jones is the antidote. Dragons and elves and griffins & gods and goddesses rather in the vein of Terry Pratchett.

Rather sly indictment of current affairs, although written two decades ago. The more things change...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Where did chapter 49 from?

I have always loved this story. The performance is excellent. CHAPTER 49 WAS NOT IN THE BOOK!

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Another magical adventure by DWJ!

Howl's Moving Castle has always been one of my favorite books so this one was a delight as well! I love how DWJ world builds by throwing you into the story and letting you figure out what's happening as you go.

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so good! Wish there were more DWJ books on amazon!

great story, wish the sequel was on amazon too! would also love to see Dogsbody on audible! Wonderful narration.

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Loved every minute

I loved every moment of it. It made me laugh, cry, frustrated, and take a different look at life.

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One of her best! kinda like Terry prachett's books

one of her best kinda reminds me of a Terry prachett book with guilds and God's running amok.

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  • Susan Sherman
  • 10-04-18

Diana Wynn’s Jones is the master storyteller

And this is one of her best. As Robin McKinley said once on a book jacket:: read them all! So glad to see Dark Lord in audio— do the rest!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ijw
  • Cochise, AZ, United States
  • 09-05-18

take down the corporate demon

Another brilliant cast of characters from the creative mind of Diana Wynne Jones. If you forgotten what happy families are like, then Ms Jones is the antidote. Dragons and elves and griffins & gods and goddesses rather in the vein of Terry Pratchett.

Rather sly indictment of current affairs, although written two decades ago. The more things change...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Carolyn Blanco
  • AKRON, OH, US
  • 11-25-18

Where did chapter 49 from?

I have always loved this story. The performance is excellent. CHAPTER 49 WAS NOT IN THE BOOK!

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  • Kaitlyn
  • 11-22-18

Another magical adventure by DWJ!

Howl's Moving Castle has always been one of my favorite books so this one was a delight as well! I love how DWJ world builds by throwing you into the story and letting you figure out what's happening as you go.

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  • MA
  • 11-14-18

so good! Wish there were more DWJ books on amazon!

great story, wish the sequel was on amazon too! would also love to see Dogsbody on audible! Wonderful narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-10-18

Loved every minute

I loved every moment of it. It made me laugh, cry, frustrated, and take a different look at life.

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  • Heather
  • 09-07-18

One of her best! kinda like Terry prachett's books

one of her best kinda reminds me of a Terry prachett book with guilds and God's running amok.

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  • Susan Sherman
  • 10-04-18

Diana Wynn’s Jones is the master storyteller

And this is one of her best. As Robin McKinley said once on a book jacket:: read them all! So glad to see Dark Lord in audio— do the rest!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
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  • Ijw
  • Cochise, AZ, United States
  • 09-05-18

take down the corporate demon

Another brilliant cast of characters from the creative mind of Diana Wynne Jones. If you forgotten what happy families are like, then Ms Jones is the antidote. Dragons and elves and griffins & gods and goddesses rather in the vein of Terry Pratchett.

Rather sly indictment of current affairs, although written two decades ago. The more things change...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Carolyn Blanco
  • AKRON, OH, US
  • 11-25-18

Where did chapter 49 from?

I have always loved this story. The performance is excellent. CHAPTER 49 WAS NOT IN THE BOOK!

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  • Kaitlyn
  • 11-22-18

Another magical adventure by DWJ!

Howl's Moving Castle has always been one of my favorite books so this one was a delight as well! I love how DWJ world builds by throwing you into the story and letting you figure out what's happening as you go.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
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  • LTSE
  • MA
  • 11-14-18

so good! Wish there were more DWJ books on amazon!

great story, wish the sequel was on amazon too! would also love to see Dogsbody on audible! Wonderful narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-10-18

Loved every minute

I loved every moment of it. It made me laugh, cry, frustrated, and take a different look at life.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
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  • Story
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  • Heather
  • 09-07-18

One of her best! kinda like Terry prachett's books

one of her best kinda reminds me of a Terry prachett book with guilds and God's running amok.