A series of four books by British young adult fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones, best known for Howl’s Moving Castle and Chrestomanci. The Dalemark Quartet. The Dalemark Quartet [Diana Wynne Jones] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For centuries, Dalemark has been a land divided by the. The Crown of Dalemark (Dalemark Quartet) [Diana Wynne Jones] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mitt has fled from the South, but finds .

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Apr 27, Sarah Day rated it really liked it. Beside the children, she felt harried by the crises of adults in the household: Would I suggest this book to other fantasy readers?

This book this book which is technically four books in one is my favorite book. The fourth book was wonderful. Dec 21, Jenni Rinker rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The Spellcoats I realized too late that this one should be read first – it deals with happenings in prehistoric Dalemark, well before the times of the previous two books.

But the remnants of the evil mage Kankredin are reassembling themselves, and he is doing his best to steer Maewen into the wrong paths. The fourth book cleared this up a bit more, but I still think a precursor book about the original Undying to the Dalemark Quartet would have been very helpful.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Other books in the series. They had sein right too, so it was all kappin and no barlay.

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Quatret and Cwidder is the kind of book that starts going and keeps going, and you just need to try your best to keep up. Her first book was a novel for adults published by Macmillan inentitled Changeover. When the river rises unexpectedly and floods them out, they load everything into a boat and go off down the river to escape the villagers, taking the statues of their ‘Undying’ gods, with them – the One, the Lady, and the Young One.


The first three felt short while I was reading them and while I enjoyed them felt something was missing in the endings. When his part of an uprising goes wrong, he dalemaark flee – and he ends up on a boat owned by two children of one of the hated earls, Hildy and Ynen, the children of Navis.

The Dalemark Quartet titles are listed below in the order of publication, which is different from the order of internal chronology shown by Arabic numerals in parentheses:. The style of each novel is well-suited to the story it is telling I’m thinking particularly of the dream-like quality of The Spellcoats. It seems that really good writers can get away with that, but it’s still annoying, and ultimately it’s what kept me from giving these books five stars instead of four.

Though I think there could have been a few more chapters at the end. These four novels collected in this SFBC omnibus create a fascinating land full of living myths and unexpected magic.

Dec 23, Patricia rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It did have the somewhat muddled and hard to understand feeling her books sometimes suartet.

This book is realy four books in one, with the first three stories occurring at different times and places, but within the same country.

Yes, but I would warn them that it’s not necessarily an easy read. Reading books set so far in the past give me a really jittery nervous creeped out feeling and man this whole book was like that, it was just so far in the past and you start to remember that everyone in this book has to be dead now hahaha, right? In addition to the 15 earldoms, Dalemark includes the so-called King’s Lands the Holy Islands, the Marshes, and the Shield of Orethalthough there has been no king in Dalemark for a long time.


Their father dalejark eldest brother Gull have to go away to fight the Heathens, leaving the children behind. But when his father is murdered by a group of richly-dressed men, his mother immediately chooses to return to the stable, well-to-do suitor that she left for a musician years before.

Peculiar but interesting; not my favorite Diana Wynne Jones series but still enjoyable.

The Dalemark Quartet Series by Diana Wynne Jones

The Spellcoats At first, this story seems to have little relationship to the two before it. Bella Mohr rated it it was amazing May 10, Originally, this being one of the first books I had ever read by her and therefore not prepared, I was extremely upset when I would go from the end of one book to the beginning of the next and find that the stories and characters had changed completely. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Cart and Cwidder and Drowned Ammet overlap somewhat, but Cart and Cwidder generally comes first, as its events are over before the action really starts in Drowned Ammet.

The Dalemark Quartet

But people depend on traveling minstrels for not only entertainment quagtet news and mail delivery — so entertainers have a more free dalenark than most.

When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London.

Aug 10, April rated it really liked it. But Biffa was our surnam and you should have seen the hurrel.

Not at all unrealistic; just appalling. Open Preview See a Problem?