"Just kindle a flame and I'll be with you."
It's summer vacation, but David's miserably stuck with his unpleasant relatives. Then a strange boy named Luke turns up, charming and fun, joking that David has released him from a prison. Or is he joking? He certainly seems to have strange powers, and control over fire . . .
Luke has family problems of his own, and some very dark secrets. And when David agrees to a bargain with the mysterious Mr. Wedding, he finds himself in a dangerous hunt for a lost treasure, one that will determine Luke's fate!
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|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones (1934‒2011) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards—and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter—her books are filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fun, with the sequence of arrivals - but as myth-in-current-times goes, The Game is better. Which is funny, because I'm much more familiar with these myths. But I really don't like the kid. I can see why he behaves the way he does, it's perfectly reasonable, and I don't want to be around him.
a great exploration of norse myth, done with all of dwj's wit and wisdom.
Have read almost all of her books, even bought them from England before they were available as ebooks and then repurchased as ebooks. One of the best children's fantasy writers ever. Her books mostly predate Harry Potter and, in my opinion, are infinitely superior in every way (and I like Harry Potter and have read all the books) Thoughtful, intelligent writing, combined with great plots and humor - I would love to see some well-written big budget movie adaptations of her books.
Simply amazing and such fun!