The Crown of Dalemark by Diana Wynne Jones
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Unlike the first three books in this series of four, I didn't think this one worked quite a well. It still has the quirky charm of a DWJ book, but the plot zig-zagged all over the place, and not everything made complete sense. This maybe needed to percolate a bit longer in DWJ's head (or perhaps it percolated too long). I think reading and then re-reading the first three would definitely make this one easier going, but only just.
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