Believing Is Seeing: Seven Stories by Diana Wynne Jones

By Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones - Believing Is Seeing
Seven Stories

Believing is seeing, because the name of this notable choice of fantasies announces. And "reading is seeing greater than you've ever imagined whilst within the masterful arms of acclaimed writer Diana Wynne Jones. listed here are seven tales--seven doors to weird and wonderful, but surprisingly regularly occurring worlds--to shipping all and sundry. In those worlds are a baby born to an ordered society yet preordained to unfold Dissolution . . . a lady who so loves the solar that she renounces her humanity for eternity . . . a cat and a boy, held captive by way of an evil magician until eventually they could discover a higher magic in their personal . . . a lady imprisoned in an odd kingdom ruled via 3 starving wolves . . . and lots of different characters and tales simply as unheard of. those richly drawn, razor-sharp tales exhibit the abilities and sheer narrative strength of 1 of the main esteemed fable writers of our time.

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