The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume III
Diana Wynne Jones
Reviewed by Casey Holt (age 14) for Reader Views (7/08)
“The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume III” is a very good book. It is actually two books in one! They are set in a magical world, where there is only one person who can control all of that magic — and that is the Chrestomanci.
In “Conrad’s Fate,” Christopher Chant (who is to become the next Chrestomanci) goes to find his enchantress friend “Millie” who has run away from boarding school because it was such an awful school, but by doing so, got herself caught up in all the different possibilities and is getting pulled around different worlds! He takes a job as an improver at Stallery, an old and mysterious mansion, to try and find her. He makes friends with a boy who thinks he has terrible karma, only to find out that it was all an evil plan because of greed.
“The Pinhoe Egg” was also a very good story, about witches and 9-lived enchanters, and many other of the sort. It also involves an old woman who has lost her mind growing herself to her bed, because she doesn’t want to move.
I highly recommend “The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume III” by Diana Wynne Jones.