Cart and Cwidder

Cart and Cwidder

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The first book in the magical, epic adventure series from 'the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones. Now back in print!

For centuries, Dalemark has been a land divided by the warring earldoms of the North and South. Now, with the help of the mysterious gods of Dalemark, four extraordinary young people must join forces to reunify their beloved home.

When twelve-year-old Moril's father is murdered by soldiers, Moril inherits his ancient cwidder - a musical instrument with a mysterious past. As Moril and his siblings embark on a dangerous journey to escape the evil forces around them, he gradually learns how to channel the cwidder's strange and powerful magic. But is it enough to protect those he loves from the looming threat of war?

Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©1975
ISBN: 9780008170622
Branch Call Number: J FIC Jones
Characteristics: 335 pages : map ; 20 cm.


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Nov 07, 2011

A simple, well-told tale of a boy forced to grow up fast when his family suddenly falls apart and he's forced to flee. Making things more complicated, he inherits a magical cwidder-- an instrument imbued with immense power that he can't quite control.


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Nov 07, 2011

"It's like life," Clennen said. "You may wonder what goes on inside, but what matters is the look of it and the kind of performance we give. Remember that."

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