A series of four books by British young adult fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones, best known for Howl’s Moving Castle and Chrestomanci. The Dalemark Quartet. The Dalemark Quartet [Diana Wynne Jones] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For centuries, Dalemark has been a land divided by the. The Crown of Dalemark (Dalemark Quartet) [Diana Wynne Jones] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mitt has fled from the South, but finds .

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Their religion and their journey unexpectedly had me reflecting on cool parts of my beliefs. The Crown of Dalemarkbook four in the series Apart from sort of Cart and Quarret the first bookthe stories don’t really end; they just stop. Let me tell you, I love Moril. This book contains four stories. Retrieved from ” https: It originated as the British Empire was divesting colonies; she recalled in that it had “seemed like every month, we would hear that yet daleemark small island or tiny country had been granted independence.

The four books included in this omnibus are listed below. I think I finished that one the same day I picked it up. Her narrative voice is an interesting mix of formality and youth, and it makes for an interesting and engaging read. But then even that book you start to realize things that you didn’t before and it’s simply astounding, the amount of detail that Diana put into this world, The last book, The Crown of Dalemark and the bringing together that it causes The palace contains a lot of portraits and artifacts from olden days.


The people of the village hate them, except for their uncle Kestrel, because they are blond-haired instead of brown and look like the people the villagers call the Heathens.


The Dalemark Quartet is about a country called Dalemark with a troubled history. But when his father is murdered by a group of richly-dressed men, his mother immediately chooses to return to quarrtet stable, well-to-do suitor that she left for a musician years before. Caroline Dunford rated it it was amazing Oct 22, This book this book which is technically four books in one is my favorite book.

Many plot strings are left dalemafk, but still fun to read. For some reason, this story is extremely powerful to me. But Mitt is obsessed with his plan to blow up the Earl during the festival of Ammet and to blame his radical compatriots for the crime.

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But the fourth gathers all the threads and makes a satisfying whole. And for some reason, I couldn’t quite understand the “undying” a group of characters within the book. I still enjoyed reading it now, but I think it would have been one of my favorite books if I had read it at a younger age. Victoria rated it really liked it Nov 22, As a result, there is constant tension between the North and the South, which often erupts in open war or rebellion.

At first I was a little confused, the only thing the first three books had in common was the country, Dalemark, and the “Undying”, gods with powers and maybe immortal humans.

When the river rises unexpectedly and floods them out, they load everything into a boat and go off down the river to escape the villagers, taking the statues of their ‘Undying’ gods, with them – the One, the Lady, and the Young One.


Michelann rated it liked it Jun 09, Howl’s Moving Castle Drowned Ammet Takes place at the same time as the previous novel, but with different characters.

It’s narrated by Tanaqui, a young weaver. The feudal land of Dalemark is divided, and the South is extremely politically repressive.

The Dalemark Quartet Series by Diana Wynne Jones

She absolutely must be. It differs from Wynne Jones’s usual fare, in that it is a quite serious fantasy epic, whereas many of her works, such as The Tough Guide to Fantasylandare satirical.

Apr 27, Sarah Day rated it really liked it. Jan 09, Clare rated it it was amazing Shelves: These four novels collected in this SFBC omnibus daleamrk a fascinating land full of living myths and unexpected magic.

The Dalemark Quartet is a series of four fantasy books by Diana Wynne Jones set in a rustic parallel universe with pre-industrial or even medieval civilization. Aug 21, Deborah O’Carroll rated daleamrk it was amazing Shelves: I cried my eyes out at the end of this book.

But the remnants of the evil mage Kankredin are reassembling themselves, and he is dalemrk his best to steer Maewen into the wrong paths. The first three felt short while I was reading them and while I enjoyed them felt something was missing in the endings.