Unlimited [Spirituality Book] ☆ Castle in the Air - by Diana Wynne Jones ï


  • Title: Castle in the Air
  • Author: Diana Wynne Jones
  • ISBN: 9780062244550
  • Page: 439
  • Format: ebook

  • Abdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but the long lost son of a prince There was also a princess who had been betrotheAbdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but the long lost son of a prince There was also a princess who had been betrothed to him at birth He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet.In this stunning sequel to Howl s Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones has again created a large scale, fast paced fantasy in which people and things are never quite what they seem There are good and bad djinns, a genie in a bottle, wizards, witches, cats and dogs but are they cats and dogs , and a mysterious floating castle filled with kidnapped princesses, as well as two puzzling prophecies The story speeds along with tantalizing twists and turns until the prophecies are fulfilled, true identities are revealed, and all is resolved in a totally satisfying, breathtaking, surprise filled ending.
    Diana Wynne Jones
    Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie n e Jackson and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London In 1943 her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an educational conference centre There, Jones and her two younger sisters Isobel later Professor Isobel Armstrong, the literary critic and Ursula later an actress and a children s writer spent a childhood left chiefly to their own devices After attending the Friends School Saffron Walden, she studied English at St Anne s College in Oxford, where she attended lectures by both C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien before graduating in 1956 In the same year she married John Burrow, a scholar of medieval literature, with whom she had three sons, Richard, Michael and Colin After a brief period in London, in 1957 the couple returned to Oxford, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in 1976.According to her autobiography, Jones decided she was an atheist when she was a child.Jones started writing during the mid 1960s mostly to keep my sanity , when the youngest of her three children was about two years old and the family lived in a house owned by an Oxford college Beside the children, she felt harried by the crises of adults in the household a sick husband, a mother in law, a sister, and a friend with daughter Her first book was a novel for adults published by Macmillan in 1970, entitled Changeover It originated as the British Empire was divesting colonies she recalled in 2004 that it had seemed like every month, we would hear that yet another small island or tiny country had been granted independence Changeover is set in a fictional African colony during transition, and begins as a memo about the problem of how to mark changeover ceremonially is misunderstood to be about the threat of a terrorist named Mark Changeover It is a farce with a large cast of characters, featuring government, police, and army bureaucracies sex, politics, and news In 1965, when Rhodesia declared independence unilaterally one of the last colonies and not tiny , I felt as if the book were coming true as I wrote it Jones books range from amusing slapstick situations to sharp social observation Changeover is both , to witty parody of literary forms Foremost amongst the latter are The Tough Guide To Fantasyland, and its fictional companion pieces Dark Lord of Derkholm 1998 and Year of the Griffin 2000 , which provide a merciless though not unaffectionate critique of formulaic sword and sorcery epics.The Harry Potter books are frequently compared to the works of Diana Wynne Jones Many of her earlier children s books were out of print in recent years, but have now been re issued for the young audience whose interest in fantasy and reading was spurred by Harry Potter.Jones works are also compared to those of Robin McKinley and Neil Gaiman She was friends with both McKinley and Gaiman, and Jones and Gaiman are fans of each other s work she dedicated her 1993 novel Hexwood to him after something he said in conversation inspired a key part of the plot Gaiman had already dedicated his 1991 four part comic book mini series The Books of Magic to four witches , of whom Jones was one.For Charmed Life, the first Chrestomanci novel, Jones won the 1978 Guardian Children s Fiction Prize, a once in a lifetime award by The Guardian newspaper that is judged by a panel of children s writers Three times she was a commended runner up a for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year s best children s book for Dogsbody 1975 , Charmed Life 1977 , and the fourth Chrestomanci book The Lives of Christopher Chant 1988 She won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, children s section, in 1996 for The Crown of Dalemark.


    Commentaires:

    Emma
    "Castle in the Air" is Diana Wynne Jones' sequel to her amazingly awesome novel "Howl's Moving Castle." It was originally published in 1990 (four years after "Howl's Moving Castle"). At first glance, this novel doesn't sound like a sequel--it sounds more like a companion book at best--but I promise it does explain more about Howl and Sophie, just not right away and not, perhaps, in the most obvious way.That said, this story is set in the Sultanates of Rashpuht a land far to the south of Ingary ( [...]

    Mark Lawrence
    Another very readable book from DWJ, and one I've just finished reading to my daughter, Celyn. Refreshingly independent princesses being semi-saved by our devoted hero, a carpet salesman from the desert city of Zanzib. He's not hero material, and never resorts to violence, but he's a good fellow and carries the story well.We get all the standard Aladdin-esque trappings, a magic carpet, a genie in a bottle, evil djinns, bandits, sultans, camels and for a while you think you know roughly where it' [...]

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    In this sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, the wizard Howl gets mixed up with djinni, genies (in this story they're two different species) and some Arabian Nights-type characters (from the sanitized version I read as a child). Abdullah, a humble young carpet merchant with big (day)dreams, is sold a magic carpet by a suspicious-looking stranger, which leads him to a beautiful princess named Flower-in-the-Night, a genie in a bottle, and other adventures. Abdullah is forced to leave behind his daydrea [...]

    Kristijan
    Zamak u oblacima donosi u istoj meri ono što nam je doneo i njegov prethodnik - pregršt šarenila i avantura. Zbog tematike na momente sam morao da se podsećam da ovo nije Salman Ruždi, već neko drugiStil pripovedanja, ali i pisanja, je otprilike isti kao u prvom delu, i može se naslutiti kako će se roman završiti, kao i "prošlost" određenih magijskih predmeta ili likova. Jednostavno čitalac može da "nanjuši" sumnjivog lika ili sumnjiv predmet i da pretpostavi šta se u njemu krije. [...]

    Victor Almeida
    Terminar uma leitura sorrindo não tem preço. Não tinha dúvidas de que esse livro seria fantástico, assim como O Castelo Animado.A escrita da Diana é fora do comum. Ela sabe fazer com que a história brilhe e transborde magia. A forma como é escrito, parecendo quase uma fábula antiga, te imerge em um universo magnífico e deslumbrante, com personagens maravilhosos e completamente diferentes. Eu me apaixonei tudo de novo. Fiquei surpreso em me deparar com algumas coisas de O Castelo Animad [...]

    Beatriz
    Le había puesto tres estrellas de primero, pero me lo he pensado y he cambiado a dos porque el machismo que impregna esta historia no me dejaba disfrutar de ella. El castillo ambulante es uno de mis libros favoritos, y toparme ahora con ESTO, de verdad que no lo entiendo.Aunque no continúa la historia como tal después de El castillo ambulante, sí aparecen sus personajes allá por el último tercio del libro. Pero, vamos, para lo que hacen, mejor que no los hubiese metido en la historia, porq [...]

    Krystle
    Castle in the Air is the sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle. That being said I picked this up with trepidation because I was rather disappointed the book wasn’t going to be from the main characters in the first, nor would it have a direct focus on it. But they do occur later on.That being said, I loved this book! I loved how she managed to turn this into another one of her witty, light-hearted, but not lacking in depth, fantasy tales. It was unique, original, and if I hadn’t read spoilers befo [...]

    Marianne W
    I won't ever get tired of Howl and Sophie, even if there's not very much of them here. Still, a fun and enjoyable book!

    Katerina Kondrenko
    8.5 out of 10Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)Short-Soundtrack:John Me – Love Is My Drug, Is My MedicineGenre: fairytale, fantasyStuff: jinn, flying carpet and castle, magicFail: funny, but not charismatic MCWOW: old characters, the plot, humorPOV: 3rd person, maleLove-Geometry: noneQuote-Core: “Fate doesn't care m [...]

    Cat
    Going back to reread one of favourite childhood authors has opened my eyes to some of the problematic aspects of Jones' writing. First of all, I tried to understand the story through Abdullah's narration. There is a possibility that he was not a reliable narrator, so Flower-in-the-Night's beauty could have been greatly exaggerated. Still, every chance he gets, he describes her astounding beauty--oh, and she's also clever to boot, so that's a bonus, but definitely not needed. It irritated me that [...]

    [Name Redacted]
    Loved it. Even better than the preceding volume (which I did enjoy), because everything I disliked about Howl's Moving Castle was fixed herein.

    Ricardo
    4.5 / 5Una descripción hermosa de los escenarios. Incluso poética. Un excelente y original libro de fantasía.Reseña: eternamenteentiniebla/

    Erin
    If you read and enjoyed Howl's Moving Castle and have yet to read this, what are you waiting for? Come on now, go read it. At once.I liked Castle in the Air better than its predecessor, surprisingly. There are several reasons for this:1. The plot makes more sense on a first read-- there's a clear mission from the get-go, and the reveals at the end aren't at all confusing.2. It's not exactly a retelling but there are clear, surely intended parallels to the story of Aladdin. I really liked the set [...]

    Ahmad Sharabiani
    Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2), Diana Wynne Jones (1934)عنوان: قلعه ای در آسمان: جلد 2 از قلعه متحرک هاول؛ نوشته: دایاناواین جونز؛ مترجم: بهاره افشارنژاد؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، بهاره افشارنژاد، 1384، در 248 ص، شابک: 9640670359؛ یادداشت: ادامه کتاب قلعه متحرک نوشته دایانا وین جونز، با ترجمه شراره صدیق، کتاب [...]

    Steph // bookplaits
    I thought this was really fun read, just slightly more than Howl's Moving Castle, which I was surprised by! The main character in this one, Abdullah, speaks in the most ridiculous, flowery way, and I loved it! I can see why people might get bored of it after a while, but I continued to find it very charming. Probably my main issue was Abdullah equating slimness with beauty, and of course the whole insta-love thing between him and Flower-in-the-Night (what a name). I was so intrigued to find out [...]

    ☆ ĄňŊǡƂėƮĦ ☆ ŞŧŎŋė
    this book was really good! it was funny and had all of hte great characters from Howl's Moving Castle along with a few new and very entertaining characters. there were some plot twists along with curses and disguises. it had a great ending with many surprises. so all in all, the perfect book.

    Heidi
    One of the marks of my favorite authors is their ability to keep me guessing–the knowledge that when I crack open one of their books, I should expect the unexpected. This is only my second Diana Wynne Jones read, but I can already see her name rising in the ranks of the authors who do just that. Like Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Air is an incredibly smart, adventurous, twisting read that is a credit to readers of all ages. At no point did I know where the story was going, and in the e [...]

    Angigames
    Sinceramente mi ha spiazzato e non in modo positivo. Io pensavo che fosse in tutto e per tutto un sequel, anche se venivano presentati nuovi personaggi, nuove storie, che la presenza di Howl e Sophie fosse sicura e persistente. Invece no! Il mio adorato Howl si presenta quasi alla fine, in modo si bizzarro, come sua abitudine, ma per niente significativo! Mi sono sentita quasi tradita! Ammetto che possa sembrare una cosa estremamente emotiva, ma così è stato… presa dalla massima delusione, n [...]

    Azumi
    Al principio del libro la historia me estaba gustando pero no me acababa de convencer, me hacía gracia la alfombra, el genio me caía super bien, los gatitos, pero no conseguía conectar con Abdullah ni el soldado. Toda la historia de Flor-en-la-noche me estaba pareciendo un poquitín empalagosilla y deseaba que pasasen más cosas.Pero cual fue mi sorpresa cuando se va descubriendo poco a poco (view spoiler)[que Sophie es uno de los gatitos, que el castillo donde están las princesas cautivas e [...]

    Alycia
    I had no idea what I wanted to read next and so I perused my library's overdrive where I found this book to be available for download. I love when a random selection becomes a book you fall in love with! Flying carpets, djinns, loveable characters, compelling storyline had all this and more! Definitely will pick up more by Diana Wynne Jones in the future. :)

    Myles
    DWJ Book Toast, #7Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favorite fantasy authors, growing up and now, and I was saddened by the news of her death. I can't say I'm overcome with emotion - as personal as some of her work is to me, its not like I knew her after all - but I wish I could put into words how I feel about her no longer being out there, writing new adventures and laughing at all of us serious fans thinking so hard about her words when we should simply get on with the business of enjoying them.A [...]

    I r h
    El argumento, si nos fijamos bien, tiene un cierto toque de Las mil y una noches que le diferencia claramente de EL CASTILLO AMBULANTE. Y es que, si lo que esperas es encontrarte una continuación, aquí no la encontrarás. Casi podríamos decir que es un libro aparte.Así, nos encontramos siendo testigos de las aventuras (¿o quizá desventuras?) de Abdullah por encontrar a su amadísima y bellísima Flor-en-la-noche. Tengo que decir que ambos me han encantado. Uno por su fuerza y sus ganas de [...]

    Timothy
    Entertaining, but a little contrived.

    Kristina
    Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones, although described as the second book in the Howl’s Moving Castle series, isn’t really a continuation of the first book, Howl’s Moving Castle. It’s more of a companion novel. I would still probably read HMC first, because it establishes the characters that you (eventually) run into, but this book has a different story. I didn’t like this book as much because the characters aren’t as interesting or endearing, but the story is entertaining.Abdull [...]

    Arminzerella
    Abdullah, a young rug seller in the Bazaar, is approached by a strange man who sells him a magical flying carpet one afternoon. He doesn’t quite get the instructions for proper rug operation down, but learns that the carpet will take him to the garden of his dreams whenever he falls asleep on it. There, in the garden, he meets the lovely Flower-in-the-night, a princess, and they fall in love. The night they plan to elope (she is promised to a man she has no desire to marry and Abdullah’s fam [...]

    Sesana
    Castle in the Air is indeed a companion to Howl's Moving Castle, but the first thing to accept is that you won't be seeing much of Howl and Sophie. Once I did that, I was able to relax and enjoy this entirely different book.Abdullah is from Rashpuht, and this is where the story begins. As the names suggest, there's a definite "Arabian Nights" flavor to the narrative. Abdullah finds himself with a magic carpet, that he doesn't know how to control, exactly, and meets with the princess Flowers-in-t [...]

    Aja: The Narcoleptic Ninja
    So I’ve had this book on my to-read for forever. It’s gotten pushed up and down on the list because I wasn’t entirely sure how you could follow a book as amazing as “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Still, I got the urge to re-read it and realized ‘hey, I never actually read the second one. Maybe I should do that instead!’ To me, this isn’t really a sequel though. I wanted to read more about Howl and Sophie rather than start off with new characters. Unfortunately, that was kind of a letd [...]

    Zoe
    This book didn't do it for me. I loved all the other books I've read by Diana Wynne Jones, but these characters seemed like cardboard, their trials and tribulations not squeezing any sympathy or interest from me until, of course, they met up with Sophie and Howl at the very, very end (much to my dismay). I know Jones likes rewriting fairy tales the way she thinks of them, this obviously being the tale of Alladin. I don't enjoy that story, either. So I guess, to be fair, it's most likely my perso [...]

    Nur Ötken
    Yürüyen Şato serisinin ikinci kitabı bitti. :) Uçan Şato'da macera sırası Abdullah'ta. Abdullah sihirli halısı ile aşık olduğu prenses Gece Çiçeği'nin peşinden maceralara atılıyor ve tabi ki yolu Sophie ve Howl ile kesişiyor. İlk kitapta daha zekice ve fantastik olan kurgu bu kitapta biraz daha masalsı bir hal aldı. O yüzden ilk kitap kadar sevmesem de Howl ve Sophie'nin hikayeye beklenmedik şekilde dâhil olmasıyla daha ilgi çekici bir hal aldı olaylar. Genel olarak [...]

    The Flooze
    **3.5**Not so much a sequel to Howl's Castle as a related story, Castle in the Air is a fast-paced tale of magic carpets, genies and djinns, with some princesses thrown in for effect. It follows Abdullah, a daydreaming carpet dealer who learns to be cautious of wishes - they never turn out exactly as one hopes. Appearances by much of the cast of Howl's Castle make this a delightful way of catching up with those characters. The plot isn't as helter-skelter as the previous installment, but does mi [...]

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