Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Then take two long steps sideways to your left. References to this work on external resources. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones. earlier in his life Charmain's friend whom she met while watching the house appeared to the Wizard and told him about Charmain? But Great-Uncle William is better known as the Royal Wizard Norland, and his house bends space and time. The only other characters we really see enough to properly get to know are Peter, an apprentice wizard who shows up on Charmain’s doorstop unexpectedly to join the party; and Waif, a delightful little dog who won’t leave Charmain alone. And while I’d’ve loved to have carried on reading, getting the happy ending and knowing all these lovely characters have such exciting lives ahead of them is the perfect place to end. "You are rather lost, my dear. But Great-Uncle William is better known as the Royal Wizard Norland, and his house bends space and time. House of Many Ways is the second sequel to Diana Wynne Jones's novel Howl's Moving Castle. "Charmain must do it," said Aunt Sempronia. Change ). Can the Wizard Howl and Calcifer be far behind? When Charmain is asked to housesit for Great Uncle William, the Royal Wizard of Norland, she is ecstatic to get away from her parents, but finds that his house is much more than it seems. But she’s also strong-willed, and selfish, and unsympathetic… All the way through I was pretty much thinking, “Same.” So yeah, I loved her. Its single door leads to any number of places—the bedrooms, the ki By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our. It is set two years after the preceding book, Castle in the Air, since a child born in that book is now two years old. Tagged with *four stars, author: diana wynne jones, genre: comedy, genre: coming of age, genre: fantasy, genre: mystery, genre: young adult, post: review, I never read the second book but I really should, particularly as you enjoyed the third one – makes it all feel worthwhile. Then, still turning, open the door with your left hand only. I could happily have read more about the everyday lives of Charmain, Waif, Peter, and Uncle William. World of Howl Collection: Howl's Moving Castle, House of Many Ways, Castle in the Air, Charmain Baker (book lover, was volunteered to mind Wizard Norland's house), Aunt Sempronia Baker (witch, Sam Baker's uncle's widow, Norland's great-niece), William Norland (Wizard Norland of High Norland), King Adolphus X (ruler of High Norland, widower, loves books), Princess Hilda (only child of King Adolphus X, not young), Crown Prince Ludovic (son of King Adolphus X's cousin, heir to his throne), Rollo (a kobold, Wizard Norland's bad-tempered gardener), Peter Regis (son of the Witch of Montalbino), Timminz (chieftain of a local Kobald clan), Sophie Pendragon (magically talented wife of Howell and mother of Morgan), Wizard Howl Pendragon (Howell Jenkins, one of the official wizards of Ingary), Calcifer (a fire demon, consider him a member of the Pendragon family), Twinkle (this angelic and adorable lisping little boy says he's Sophie's nephew), Matilda, Witch of Montalbino (widow of Hans, mother of Peter), Sim (King Adolphus X's very elderly butler), Bella (a lady who works at Sam Baker's bake shop), Timmy (a new apprentice at Sam Baker's bake shop), Jake (a man kneading dough at Sam Baker's bake shop), Nancy (a woman making pastry at Sam Baker's bake shop), Lorna (a girl making a savory meat sauce at Sam Baker's bake shop), High Norland (a fictional kingdom on a fictional world), Wizard Norland's house (fictional, the house of many ways), the Royal Mansion of High Norland (fictional), Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee (Children's Literature, 2009), Utah Beehive Book Award Nominee (2010.3|Young Adult, 2010), (Click to show. ). In no time at all Charmain becomes involved with a magical stray dog, a muddled apprentice wizard and a box of the king’s most treasured documents, as well as irritating a clan of small blue creatures. They were both wonderful. I need more hours in the day in order to catch up. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. ( Log Out / This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The lot of them living in that enormous tiny cottage, tapping furniture for food, chatting with kobolds, and exploring the endless magical twists and turns. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. House of Many Ways, the final book in Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle trilogy, struggles to maintain the same caliber of writing and creativity as the rest of the series.
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