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Chrestomanci series

A Snowflake and a Holly Crown by Rosie Rues

'Cat Chant was easy, all curves and squiggles, and he could knot his seal into it like tangled vines. Chrestomanci-in-waiting, however, felt like barbed wire, and needed to be sealed with lightning and panache.' Marianne has to rescue Cat in a satisfying adventure that would slot easily into canon, despite the fairy tale borrowings. There's plenty of magic, sympathetic villains, & just enough twists to keep things interesting (crossover with 'The Snow Queen')

[Added 28/10/2014; Drama; 6000-20,000; Diana Wynne Jones – Chrestomanci; Crossover]

The Young Chants by Ryfkah

'He kept thinking of all the time he had spent as a child worrying over whether he would recognize his father if he happened to meet him in the park. True, Julia was not really old enough to recognize most anybody yet, let alone go walking in the park; still, it seemed better to start as one meant to go on.' The challenges of combining Chrestomanci-ing with parenthood. 'The Young Chants' has pitch-perfect characterisations for the whole family, and reads just like a missing chunk of canon. Charming

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 6000-20,000; Diana Wynne Jones – Chrestomanci]