By Diana Wynne Jones
During this a number of parallel universes of the Twelve comparable Worlds, in simple terms an enchanter with 9 lives is robust sufficient to manage the rampant misuse of magic--and to carry the name Chrestomanci...
The Chants are a family members robust in magic, yet neither Christopher Chant nor Cat Chant can paintings even the best of spells. Who may have dreamed that either Christopher and Cat have been born with 9 lives--or that they can lose them so quick?
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When I was here all those years ago, in the time of the gods, the Cedars was a summer house, for rent by the fortnight or the month. During all of June each year a rich doctor and his large, raucous family infested it—we did not like the doctor’s loud-voiced children, they laughed at us and threw stones from behind the unbreachable barrier of the gate—and after them a mysterious middle-aged couple came, who spoke to no one, and grimly walked their sausage dog in silence at the same time every morning down Station Road to the strand.
She began to weep, absent-mindedly, it might be, making no sound. I moved clumsily to embrace her but she drew back sharply. ” she snapped. ” The kettle came to the boil and switched itself off and the seething water inside it settled down grumpily. I marvelled, not for the first time, at the cruel complacency of ordinary things. But no, not cruel, not complacent, only indifferent, as how could they be otherwise? Henceforth I would have to address things as they are, not as I might imagine them, for this was a new version of reality.
Meekly, however, I halted the car at the side of the road and she got out in a vexed silence and slammed the door behind her as if she were delivering me a box on the ear. What had I done to annoy her so? There are times when she is as wilfully moody as her mother. And then suddenly, unlikeliest of all, behind the huddle of the Lupins’ leprechaun houses, here was Duignan’s lane, rutted as it always was, ambling between tangled hedges of hawthorn and dusted-over brambles. How had it survived the depredations of lorry and crane, of diggers both mechanical and human?