The Magicians of Caprona
Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci - now a book with extra bits!
The Dukedom of Caprona is a place where music is enchantment and spells are as slippery as spaghetti. The magical business is run by two families - the Montanas and the Petrocchis - and they are deadly rivals. So when all the spells start going wrong, they naturally blame each other.
Chrestomanci suspects an evil enchanter; others say it is a White Devil. Or maybe a different kind of magic is needed to save Caprona...
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THE MAGICIANS OF CAPRONAUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Jones sets this in the ununified Italy of a world "parallel to ours, where magic is as normal as mathematics, and things are generally more old-fashioned"—and she directs it like a manic opera, as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - phoebesmum - LibraryThing
This one's set in an alternate-world Italy – all the Chrestomanic books are set in a kind of quasi-steampunk parallel universe, and someone is going to yell at me now for misusing the word 'steampunk ... Read full review