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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Her narrative voice is an interesting mix of formality and youth, and it makes for an interesting and engaging read. Retrieved from ” https: Moril has spent his whole life traveling and performing with his family from a horse-drawn cart, singing and playing the cwidder across the land.

The Crown of Dalemark The first section of the book begins somewhere after Drowned Ammet left off, with Mitt now in the service of Countess of Aberath. Aug 21, Deborah O’Carroll rated it it was amazing Shelves: The fourth book was wonderful. I need to own this collection so I can read it whenever I want.

Their father and eldest brother Gull have to go away to fight the Heathens, leaving the children behind.

I think it’s the least he could have done, since she had to be sent back. Pam Winkler quarfet it really liked it Mar 31, These four novels collected in this SFBC omnibus create a fascinating land full of living myths and unexpected magic. In haste to trethers. Wuartet 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.


He quatret told that Ynen will be killed unless Mitt agrees to kill a girl called Noreth, who quarget looking for the crown of Dalemark to unite the north and south. But the fourth gathers all the threads and makes a satisfying whole. But Mitt is obsessed with his plan to blow up the Earl during the festival of Ammet and to blame his radical compatriots for the crime. Gaiman had already dedicated his four-part comic book mini-series The Books of Magic to “four witches”, of whom Jones was one.


The King’s Raven rated it it was amazing Feb 13, This wasn’t quite what I normally expect from Diana Wynne Jones.

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Libby Beer, Mitt will have to grow, face some truths, and make some hard decisions about his path. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Peculiar but interesting; not my favorite Diana Wynne Jones series but still enjoyable. Children and Young Adult Literature portal. But the remnants of the evil mage Kankredin are reassembling themselves, and he is doing his best to steer Maewen into the wrong paths.

Aug 06, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about The Dalemark Quartetplease sign up. His allegiances are difficult, as one of those men treats him like a son, and in addition, his stepfather seems to offer him a respectable, straight-and-narrow path.

Jan 04, Jenny Burridge rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 28, Emily Collins rated it it was amazing Shelves: In South Dalemark, after their landlord conspires to throw his family off their farm, a boy named Mitt must struggle to fit into town life, as his mother works hard but uses her money spendthrift-ly and his father gets involved in an illegal revolutionary movement.

That originality is wonderfully refreshing. Other books in the series. 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. But then dalemaro that book you start to realize things that dlemark didn’t before and it’s simply astounding, the amount of detail that Diana put into this world, The last book, The Crown of Dalemark and the bringing together that it causes The quartey contains a lot of portraits and artifacts from olden days.

This book this book which is technically four books in one is my favorite book. Victoria rated it really quarrtet it Nov 22, The Spellcoats At first, this story seems to have little relationship to the two before it.


Lists with This Book. Get Known qusrtet you don’t have an account. ChronologicallyThe Spellcoats takes place first, during Dalemark’s prehistorical period. 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.

The Great Uprising was a countrywide revolution which led to the restoration of monarchy with Amil the Great ascending to the throne of united Dalemark. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I found the overall behavior of many of the parental figures appalling. She keeps you following with interesting bits and pieces then in the end she just makes it amazing. Hardcoverealemark.

The Dalemark Quartet Series by Diana Wynne Jones

The story would refer to the Undying and then only later explain how that related to the storyline. Tolkien before graduating in Really, I started crying about halfway through this book and then severely dehydrated myself because I continued to cry for the next few days.

Even having read this before, I couldn’t remember much of the actual plot of any of the books, and I was on the edge of my seat all the way through; especially the first book. I invest a lot of energy into this book series, and it doesn’t disappoint. The story is told by the fourth youngest, Tanaqui, who is dalemaro their story into rugcoats.

Apart from sort of Cart and Cwidder the first bookthe stories don’t really end; they just stop. YA fantasy fans who want something unique. But the characters were interesting and distinct, and the magic system and world building unique.