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eBook Dark Lord of Derkholm (Gollancz) download ISBN: 1857989368
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Gollancz (January 13, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 328
ePub: 1555 kb
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Rating: 4.2
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Part of Derkholm series by Diana Wynne Jones. The towns and countryside are being devastated. If the army of the Dark Lord doesn’t march through and sack my city, then the Forces of Good do it next time

Part of Derkholm series by Diana Wynne Jones. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40. DEDICATION. If the army of the Dark Lord doesn’t march through and sack my city, then the Forces of Good do it next time.

Dark Lord of Derkholm book. Published August 2003 by Gollancz (first published 1998)

Dark Lord of Derkholm book. Published August 2003 by Gollancz (first published 1998). Dark Lord of Derkholm. 0575075368 (ISBN13: 9780575075368). Diana Wynne Jones is one of those authors who writes wittily and absurdly at the same time, weaving bizarre ideas together into a mix that perhaps should not work as well as it does.

This is a retelling of a story everyone has heard before. A group of travellers get pulled from our world into a fantastical world full of magic. They go on a adventure where they meet enemies who want to get in their way and a prophecy that determines their destiny. They overcome more and more dangerous obstacles, more or less in one piece, before reaching the Dark Lord and defeating him and destroying his evil empire.

The Dark Lord of Derkholm, simply Dark Lord of Derkholm in the United States, is a fantasy novel by the British author Diana Wynne Jones, published autumn 1998 in both the . It won the 1999 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature. The novel is a parody, for its setting is a mock high fantasy world, similar to that Jones covered in The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (. 1996), a humorous travel guide on the Rough Guide model

Dark Lord of Derkholm, by Diana Wynne Jones. p. cm. Summary: Derk, an unconventional wizard, and his magical family become involved in a plan to put a stop to the devastating tours of their world arranged by the tyrannical Mr. Chesney.

Dark Lord of Derkholm, by Diana Wynne Jones. ISBN 0-688-16004-2 I. Title. Pz. 684Dar 1998 97-32661 CIP AC. For all my grandchildren.

Dark Lord of Derkholm is a very, very funny book-providing you're familiar with the genre and tropes it's satirizing. I love Diana Wynne Jones novels, I started with the Chronicles of Chrestomanci long ago and just got around to this series. The Dark Lord of Derkholm is a fantastic story, it's really funny, too.

ГлавнаяДетская прозаDiana Wynne JonesThe Dark Lord of Derkholm. Уменьшить шрифт (-) Увеличить шрифт (+). Diana Wynne Jones The Dark Lord of Derkholm. A Dark Lord’s Citadel must always be a black castle with a labyrinthine interior lit by baleful fires – you will find our specifications in the guide Mr Addis will give you – and it would be helpful if you could introduce emaciated prisoners and some grim servitors to solemnise the frivolous effect of these monsters of yours.

Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones serves up twists and turns, introduces Querida, Derk, Blade, and Shona and a remarkable cast of wizards, soldiers, kings . Dark Lord of Derkholm - Diana Wynne Jones.

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.

Everyone - wizards, soldiers, farmers, elves, dragons, kings and queens alike – is fed up with Mr Chesney’s Pilgrim Parties: groups of tourists from the next-door world who descend en masse every year to take the Grand Tour. What they expect are all the trappings of a grand fantasy adventure, including the Evil Enchantress, Wizard Guides, the Dark Lord, Winged Minions, and all. And every year different people are chosen to play these parts. But now they’ve had enough: Mr Chesney may be backed by a very powerful demon, but the Oracles have spoken. Nw it’s up to the Wizard Derk and his son Blade, this year’s Dark Lord and Wizard Guide, not to mention Blade’s griffin brothers and sisters, to save the world from Mr Chesney.
Comments: (7)
Mataxe
Story is great - book is awful. I finally picked the book up off my counter to read it. By the time I got to page 96, pages started falling out!!! Very disappointed in the quality. I have about 5 pages so far that just fell out and it's past the time to let me return it. I'm only on page 120 and this book will have to be thrown away when I'm done. It won't be able to even go into my library collection.
Zovaithug
A whimsical story about a family in a magical realm who try to cope with being in charge of their father being dubbed the Dark Lord for a year of tours from the nonmagical world, as a ruthless tycoon from that world uses a demon he captured to control them all and make them do his bidding. I really liked the main characters and the story.
Jay
Dark Lord of Derkholm is a very, very funny book--providing you're familiar with the genre and tropes it's satirizing. While it's geared for the YA market, I wouldn't recommend it for the 12-and-under set--not because it's too violent or too complicated, but because it's much funnier if you're old enough to enjoy the older characters--Derk, Querida--see just how well Wynne Jones depicts sulking teenagers, be they human or griffin--and have had enough lit classes to recognize how Wynne Jones plays with various literary conventions--deus ex machina will never be quite the same.

The basic set-up is a what if. As in what if you really could visit a world like the ones in epic fantasy books with wizards, elves, dragons, griffins and an evil dark lord in need of overthrowing? Better yet, what if you could go on a quest to overthrow aforesaid dark lord? Wynne Jones takes this premise and then takes it further--what if that "quest" was a tour and the various wizards, dragons, etc. were rather normal people in their magical ways, but being forced to create these quests every year, despite the economic, environmental and social havoc they wreak on this fantasy world?

From the premise, Wynne Jones' imagination runs rampant--a hybrid human/griffin family, a lisping winged horse--even a pretty neat and politically pointed plot turn.

What the book doesn't have, by the way, is a gang rape. Yeesh, you really have to be reading into things to get that out of the scene. It's clearly an attack, but it's also clear that things were stopped. Which, of course, is a riff on the imperiled heroine trope, though in this case instead of rescuing the heroine from, the heroine's rescued by the . . .nah, you should just read it.
Zicelik
Jones is usually little lighter than this, but her premise that one magical world has been contracted to provide harrowing tours to off worlders year after year and is rebelling after forty years, means there is death and pain mixed with lighter moments. Predictions come true, but plans fail in this book about contract breaking. Year of the griffin is lighter. The objectors have apparently missed the serious tone of fairy tales, young adult novels in general, and the wars in Narnia and Middle Earth. Balancing the family drama and character development with plot seemed more challenging in this book, because there are no many fronts to be faced.
Bad Sunny
Forced to entertain tourists for the dreaded Mr. Chesney, the residents of a magical world finally fight back. After four decades of abuse, the Oracles give a very strange solution to the problem - make Derk of Derkholm the Dark Lord.
Cozius
I just finished this book and it's wonderful! I love Diana Wynne Jones novels, I started with the Chronicles of Chrestomanci long ago and just got around to this series. The Dark Lord of Derkholm is a fantastic story, it's really funny, too. It starts off with our two heroes, Derk and his son Blade, being introduced; arguing with each other as they will from time to time throughout the book. This is a fun story about a world of people who have been made to turn their country into a theme park for the tourists from another world. These "Pilgrim Parties" come through once a year to be guided through on tours through this magical world. The Pilgrims come from a world not too much unlike our own. But the Pilgrim Parties destroy much of the world on their way through each year. So this year, the rulers of this world decide that they have to put a stop to it... thus Derk is made the "Dark Lord" this year, and the chaos ensues...

Overall this is a story about a very interesting and loving family and the trials that they must endure to save their own world... all the while, not really having any idea what they're doing. It's incredibly funny and it's a very touching family story underneath. I loved it!
Perilanim
after reading some of Diana Wynne Jones' books, I was Hooked! My daughter laughs and tells me they're a bit young, but she hasn't read them,,yet. I find them beautifully written, easy to lose ones self in and a downright pleasure to read. When most of the adult books are full of meanness,and bloodshed , what a pleasure to smile as you read and thoroughly enjoy the imagination of this writer! now I'm just waiting for another episode to this and "Year of the Griffin". Chrestomanci was good, this series was much better!
Started off a little slow and I felt with the focus on the wrong characters (which made it a bit confusing), but picks up and ties out well. Diana Wynne Jones does it again.