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The Game The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
reviewed by Rich Horton
Hayley Foss is an orphan living in London with her Grandparents. Her Grandma is a stickler for rules, and hardly ever even lets Hayley out of the house. When Hayley meets a curious pair of musicians she calls Flute and Fiddle on an excursion with the maid, her Grandma goes ape, and sends Hayley off to the family castle in Ireland. There she meets a grand assortment of cousins and aunts -- though oddly enough no uncles.

The Merlin Conspiracy The Merlin Conspiracy by Diana Wynne Jones
reviewed by Rich Horton
Arianhrod ("Roddy") Hyde is the daughter of a weather magician at the Court of the King of Blest. She and her young friend Grundo discover a plot involving Grundo's unpleasant mother and her new boyfriend as well as the new Merlin of Blest. The rest of her family becomes enchanted in various ways and unable to move against this plot. Roddy and Grundo become separated from the Progress of the Court (the King cannot stay in any one place for long) and they gad across Blest, looking for help from Roddy's two powerful Grandfathers, and her eccentric Grandmother.

Year of the Griffin Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones
reviewed by David Soyka
David's daughter thinks this book is better than Harry Potter. High praise, indeed, coming from someone who has ingested the work of J.K. Rowling to the point where it is part of her very soul. The author is widely considered an unheralded forerunner of the Potter phenomenon, in particular for using a Wizards School setting for coming-of-age tribulations.

Deep Secret Deep Secret by Diana Wynne Jones
reviewed by Rich Horton
The author employs a mixture of engaging characters, interesting fantasy concepts, and a light touch with serious undertones, to create a novel that is infectious and absorbing. Just as her YA novels are good fare for adults, this mature novel would likewise be appreciated by younger readers.

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones
reviewed by Rich Horton
Finally available in North America, this is the Fodor's guidebook to Fantasyland. It's an enjoyable read in small, easily digestible chunks. And any writer venturing on creating his or her own tour through Fantasyland would do well to read it -- and think twice about using any clichés skewered herein!

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