A Sudden Wild Magic

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W. Morrow, 1992 - Fiction - 412 pages
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A young woman named Zillah, unaware of her powerful wild magic abilities, stows away on the Witches' Council mission to the pirate world of Arth, whose all-male society is sending environmental disasters, wars, and plagues to Earth.

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User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Diana Wynne Jones has long been a favorite author of mine and I am working my way through her complete bibliography. I don't think this will turn out to be one of my favorites by her but it was still ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aelvana - Goodreads

This is one of her few that I don't already own--it's a lot harder to find. Not as good as her usual, although I will admit some of this is probably due to the fact that I strongly dislike one of the ... Read full review

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Diana Wynne Jones was born in London on August 16, 1934. In 1953, she began school at St. Anne's College Oxford and attended lectures by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. After graduation, she created plays for children that were performed at the London Arts Theatre. Her first book was published in 1973. She wrote over 40 books during her lifetime including Dark Lord of Derkholm, Earwig and the Witch, and the Chrestomanci series. She won numerous awards including the Guardian Award for Children's Books in 1977 for Charmed Life, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1984 for Archer's Goon, the Mythopeic Award in 1999, the Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999, and the Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Organization in 2007. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was adapted into an animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. She died from lung cancer on March 26, 2011 at the age of 76.

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