The Homeward Bounders [Diana Wynne Jones] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You are now a discard. We have no further use for you in. If he finds the right world, Jamie can get Home Jamie stumbled upon the powerful Them playing Their mysterious games, They threw him out to the. Homeward Bounders. In fact, a quick summary of this book might be met with disbelief that this could possibly be a story for children. (I would.

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Helen and Jamie travel together until they meet Joris, another new Homeward Bounder, who was a slave and apprentice demon hunter from another world, separated from his master by a demon that showed him Them.

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Just pick it up and have a read. Konstam is eager to boundrs this new kind of demon, if only because of the challenge that They present, and the six go and invade Their strange place and try and defeat Them.

Diana Wynne Jones also knows how to fool you into believing that the wrong world is the one that represents ours. They are cheating; his world is gone. Unlike Charmed LifeI thought this was a challenging read both in concept and an writing but it was infinitely all the better for it.

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The story he tells is cleverly structured and there’s a lot of foreshadowing you can keep your eye out for. Even time is warped. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones

They are, in fact, obsessed with rules: 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. Homeeward meets some familiar characters along the way like the Flying Dutchman and some new ones, like demon-armed Helen and cheerful former slave Joris. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You all know how much I love Diana Wynne Jones.

That the three of them can become friends at all is due to DWJ’s understanding of how people work.

Review of The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones

Although she has no experience with anything much, having been shut in a temple for most of her life, she proves to be a resourceful and intelligent person; her knowledge of Themwhich mainly comes from the teachings of Uquar, her god, turns out to be very useful.

I think it is one of Jones’s best actually. This brings, of course, the risk of having the story feel mechanical, its outcome the inevitable result of the way the system was constructed, but Jones overcomes this obstacle by passing the responsibility for the creation of the rules to the villains, Them always referred to simply in the third person with italics, in a fashion that fits their general implacable anonymity.

I still have my own tattered, much-loved and often transported collection of mostly first editions of the books right beside my computer at home.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. It doesn’t have the charm and quirk of Chrestomanci, Howl, or Derkholm, but it still has a sly and ironic humor that keeps it from being too tragic.


What’s the Name o He realizes that although he did not age during his time on the Bounder circuits, time was still passing on his Home world, and his family and his Home world have gone forever.

I don’t really know what rating to give this book, I guess 3.

The Homeward Bounders

There are times you think ‘oh, this is going to be one of those children’s books where they meet myths and stories? When we started off this blog at the beginning of the year, Eight Days of Luke was the first featured post. The Homeward Bounders is tragic, far more so than a lot of Jones’s books are.

Thirteen year-old Jamie Hamilton tells us how he and his fellow Homeward Bounders discovered that almost everything that they know are just pieces in a game not unlike the war board games that exist in their own worlds. Yes, I can see why some people have likened it to life as a military brat. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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