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The Bookish Owl – Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

Castle in the Air Diana Wynne Jones

I’m starting on Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones today.

This is a companion novel to Howl’s Moving Castle, so let’s hope it shares its charm and quirkiness.

I feel like I should say something more, but this week is kicking my ass and my brain is pretty much fried…

Have an owl photo instead.


Castle in the Air
by Diana Wynne Jones

Far to the south of the land of Ingary, in the Sultanates of Rashpuht, there lived in the city of Zanzib a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer named Abdullah who loved to spend his time daydreaming. He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet.

That very night, the carpet flew him to an enchanted garden. There, he met and fell in love with the beauteous princess Flower-in-the-Night, only to have her snatched away, right under his very nose, by a wicked djinn. With only his magic carpet and his wits to help him, Abdullah sets off to rescue his princess….


Castle in the Air Diana Wynne Jones

4 thoughts on “The Bookish Owl – Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

  1. And such a cute owl it is! 🙂 I have this one on my TBR, but since I haven’t read it yet I can’t offer anything more than a hope that it maintains the charm of the first book.

    1. I have read quite a bit of it now, and while it’s not bad, it just hasn’t managed to get me to care about any of the characters yet.
      I miss Sophie and her wonderfully pragmatic attitude towards suddenly being an old lady!

      1. Sophie is a truly awesome character!

  2. That book sounds to me like a collection of clichés, but still I think I will give it a try.

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