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Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
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Jun 27, 2007

really liked it
Read in June, 2007

Another fun book by talented fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones. Like Howl's Moving Castle, Jones manages to give fantasy a modern, quirky twist. In this case, the Dark Lord of Derkholm is actually an animal-loving, quirky veterinarian/botanist/family man, Derk, who has been selected to play the role of "Dark Lord" for the annual Pilgrim tours. Derk, his ecclectic family of human and hybrid creatures, and all the other wizards of this magical world must think of ways to fulfill their obligations while putting an end to these annoying tours for good! This was a fun read, but it was not quite as good as some of her other books (there were too many characters to keep track of, and thus only cursory understanding of each character's personality).
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