Dark lord of derkholm is a very, very funny bookproviding youre familiar with the genre and tropes its satirizing. In a career spanning four decades, awardwinning author diana wynne jones. Diana wynne jones is my favorite author, and dark lord of derkholm is one of my favorite books. 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 u. He did a fantastic job of characterizing each individual with their own personality and delivery that really enhanced the story. While its geared for the ya market, i wouldnt recommend it for the 12andunder setnot because its too violent or too complicated, but because its much funnier if youre old enough to enjoy the older charactersderk, queridasee just how well wynne jones depicts. Dark lord of derkholm audiobook by diana wynne jones. It is very difficult to describe how truly amazing diana wynne jones books are. Dark lord of derkholm kindle edition by jones, diana wynne. Somehow he finds the world of these books and makes a deal with a demon. The dark lord of derkholm by diana wynne jones, 9780007507573, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Diana wynne jones has a knack for stories that are both fresh and comfortingly homey. Dark lord of derkholm diana wynne jones wiki fandom. A young adult fantasy novel by diana wynne jones, set in the world described in her meta.
A description of tropes appearing in dark lord of derkholm. Diana wynne jones is bestknown for her novels and stories of magical fantasy written mainly for children. Dark lord of derkholm by diana wynne jones, 9780064473361, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. It won the 1999 mythopoeic fantasy award for childrens literature. It starts off with our two heroes, derk and his son blade, being introduced. 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.
The dark lord of derkholm is one of those novels that provides an entertaining story as well as subverting the typical ideas and expectations of the fantasy genre. This years appointee to the onerous post of dark lord. She received a world fantasy award for lifetime achievement in 2007, as well as two mythopoeic awards and the guardian fiction award for charmed life. 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. But she was also a witty, entertaining speaker, a popular guest at science fiction and fantasy conventions and an engaged, scholarly. I also cried at this one quite a bit, i think its definitely slightly more adult than some of her others. Everyone wizards, soldiers, farmers, elves, dragons, kings. Dark lord of derkholm is also an incredible read, which characters whom you very much relate to. I love diana wynne jones novels, i started with the chronicles of chrestomanci long ago and just got around to this series. Dark lord of derkholm derkholm, book 1 by diana wynne jones.
Dark lord of derkholm derkholm, book 1 by diana wynne jones book cover, description, publication history. He uses this demon to enslave the entire world and remake it in a way to earn him. The dark lord of derkholm is a fantastic story, its really funny, too. Young adult fantasy set at wizards university featuring wizard derks daughter elda and wizard corkoran.1104 1131 329 490 1115 1344 143 287 1111 206 677 1349 746 1003 298 1435 1244 1310 440 505 1450 481 1373 1351 895 224 1055 801 112 1205 1401 1308 567 167 248 631 1271 947 1154 1293 691 942 736 1223 743 1451