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This thread is open to discuss Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones.



Synopsis
Everyone - wizards, soldiers, farmers, elves, dragons, kings and queens alike - is fed up with Mr Chesney's Pilgrim Parties: groups of tourists from the world next door who descend en masse every year to take the Grand Tour. What they expect are all the trappings of a grand fantasy adventure, including the Evil Enchantress, Wizard Guides, the Dark Lord, Winged Minions, and all. And every year different people are chosen to play these parts. But now they've had enough: Mr Chesney may be backed by a very powerful demon, but the Oracles have spoken. Now it's up to the Wizard Derk and his son Blade, this year's Dark Lord and Wizard Guide, not to mention Blade's griffin brothers and sisters, to save the world from Mr Chesney's depredations


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Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 96 comments Yay, count me in. I was planning to start this soon... even better as a Buddy Read.


Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments Team Sprout - hoping I get to start tonight, work has been crazy today


Deanna | 2966 comments Team Flitwick - I'll start this one tomorrow.


Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 96 comments I might not be able to start this one for a couple of days... but looking forward to it!

(Team Flitwick)


Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments I managed two chapters

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Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments ch 3 at lunch today

Mr. Chesney (view spoiler)

Derk and family (view spoiler)


Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments ch 4 and 5
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Deanna | 2966 comments Read chapters 1 - 7

Interesting so far although I'm still a little lost in the world building and not sure how everyone seems to have ended up following the wishes of one man.

Derk - (view spoiler)

Mara - (view spoiler)

Mr. Chesney - (view spoiler)

The kids and the Griffins - (view spoiler)


message 12: by Deanna (last edited Jul 13, 2018 05:16PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Deanna | 2966 comments Diane ~Firefly~ wrote: "ch 4 and 5"

I'm curious how they got started as well.


Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments ch 6 - 8

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Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 96 comments Ok, finally starting on this one!


message 15: by Lexi (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lexi | 3114 comments I'm a reread but it has been awhile. I read Chapter 1-6. it really fun how familiar it all is even after all these years.
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message 16: by Amber M. (last edited Jul 14, 2018 12:06PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 96 comments

Managed to get through Ch. 5...

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Deanna | 2966 comments Chapters 7 - 14

Querida - (view spoiler)

Scales - (view spoiler)

Mara - (view spoiler)


Deanna | 2966 comments Diane ~Firefly~ wrote: "ch 6 - 8,..."

Re: the discussion - (view spoiler)


message 19: by Lexi (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lexi | 3114 comments I finished. I have read this before but have two comments on the reread. (view spoiler)


Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments Deanna wrote: "Chapters 7 - 14

Querida - [spoilers removed]

Scales - [spoilers removed]

Mara - [spoilers removed]"


Queirda (view spoiler)

Scales (view spoiler)

the soldiers (view spoiler)


Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments ch 15 - 18

Shona (view spoiler)

Derk (view spoiler)

The pilgrimage (view spoiler)


Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments ch 19 - 23

Blade (view spoiler)

The battles (view spoiler)


Deanna | 2966 comments Chapters 15 - 21

Blade - (view spoiler)

Derk - (view spoiler)

Kit - (view spoiler)


Deanna | 2966 comments Diane ~Firefly~ wrote: "ch 15 - 18

Shona [spoilers removed]

Derk [spoilers removed]

The pilgrimage [spoilers removed]"


I agree about Shona and Derk.

Regarding the pilgrims - (view spoiler)


Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments ch 19 - end

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Deanna | 2966 comments Finished!

Querida - (view spoiler)

The ending - (view spoiler)


Deanna | 2966 comments Diane ~Firefly~ wrote: "ch 19 - end..."

I agree that the animals were the best part of this story. It did seem (view spoiler)


Diane ~Firefly~ | 2246 comments Deanna wrote: "Finished!

Querida -..."


Querida (view spoiler)


message 29: by Amber M. (last edited Jul 15, 2018 07:34PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 96 comments

Through Ch. 13... Hopefully will have time to finish this tonight, but that's still pending.

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Deanna | 2966 comments Would anyone be interested in a BR of the other Derkholm book Year of the Griffin (Derkholm, #2) by Diana Wynne Jones in another week or so?


Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 96 comments Final words... finally :P

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