The Worlds of Chrestomanci

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705 ratings

A Charmed Life Publisher's Summary

Cat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.
©1992 Diana Wynne Jones
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  • Book 1

    • A Charmed Life

    • The Worlds of Chrestomanci, Book 1
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    Cat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful Read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-05

    Regular price: $23.95

  • Book 2

    • The Magicians of Caprona

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    From the Chrestomanci series comes book number three, The Magicians of Caprona. For years, the Montana family has feuded with the Petrocchi family. But Tonino Montana must seek help from the Petrocchis, and a special cat, to save the city of Caprona and prove he deserves to live among the spell-makers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent, magical book

    • By Goldeen on 04-05-12

    Regular price: $37.95

  • Book 3

    • Witch Week

    • Chronicles of Chrestomanci
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    The students in class 6B become nervous when their teacher receives an anonymous note claiming someone in the room is a witch. For in this society, witches are outlawed, whether they are good or bad. In fact, witches are burned at the stake, because that's the law.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just for children

    • By P.A.S. on 10-26-05

    Regular price: $23.95

  • Book 4

    • The Lives of Christopher Chant

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Christopher Chant has no real power. He can't perform spells or do anything magical. However, he does possess something that most humans do not. Christopher has nine lives. Gerard Doyle's spellbinding narration is sure to capture every listener's attention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By G. Rokosz on 10-07-06

    Regular price: $26.95

  • Book 5

    • Conrad's Fate

    • The Worlds of Chrestomanci
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Conrad's Fate is part of the clever and humorous Chrestomanci series. Twelve-year-old Conrad Tesdinic is in disguise as a servant-in-training at Stallery Mansion in the town of Stallchester. He wants to figure out what evil he caused in a past life. He and his friend Christopher Chant are trying to repair Conrad's very bad karma and to discover what mysterious entity is haunting the town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By cindy harp-horn on 05-15-08

    Regular price: $23.95

  • Book 6

    • The Pinhoe Egg

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    The Pinhoes don't want the Chrestomanci to find out that they've been misusing their magic, but when Cat finds a mysterious old egg at Gammer's place, the Chrestomanci is sure to notice. Author Diana Wynne Jones has won the prestigious Guardian and Mythopoeic Awards. The Pinhoe Egg, the fifth book in her popular Chrestomanci series, brings back Cat Chant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Diana Wynne Jones' Pinhoe Egg

    • By John on 05-31-10

    Regular price: $32.95

  • Book 7

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