Charmain Baker is in over her head. Looking after Great-Uncle William’s tiny cottage while he’s ill should have been easy. But Great-Uncle William is better known as the Royal Wizard Norland, and his house bends space and time. Its single door leads to any number of places—the bedrooms, the kitchen, the caves under the mountains, the past, and the Royal Mansion, to name just a few.
By opening that door, Charmain has become responsible for not only the house, but for an extremely magical stray dog, a muddled young apprentice wizard, and a box of the king’s most treasured documents. She has encountered a terrifying beast called a lubbock, irritated a clan of small blue creatures, and wound up smack in the middle of an urgent search. The king and his daughter are desperate to find the lost, fabled Elfgift—so desperate that they’ve even called in an intimidating sorceress named Sophie to help. And where Sophie is, can the Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer be far behind?
قسمتی از کتاب:
I am a believer in free will. If my dog chooses to hate the whole human race except myself, it must be free to do so.
دیانا وین جونز، نویسندهی بریتانیایی بود. اون برای سنین کودک و نوجوان کتابهای فانتزی و علمی-تخیلی مینوشت و در طول زندگیش برندهی جوایز مهمی مثل ورلد فنتسی، کارل ادوارد و گاردین پرایز شد.