House Of Many Ways
is a the third title in the loosely related Howl's Moving Castle
When [Charmain Baker]?
is asked to housesit for Great Uncle William
, the Royal Wizard of Norland
, she is ecstatic to get away from her parents, but finds that his house is much more than it seems.
"You are rather lost, my dear. Turn around once, clockwise. Then, still turning, open the door with your left hand only. Go though and let the door shut behind you. Then take two long steps sideways to your left. This will bring you back beside the bathroom."
Charmain Baker is in over her head. Looking after Great Uncle William's tiny cottage should have been easy, but he is the Royal Wizard Norland whose house bends space and time. It's single door leads to any number of places; the bedrooms, the kitchen, the caves under the mountains - even the past!
In no time at all, Charmain becomes involved with a magical stray dog, a muddled apprentice wizard and a box of the King's most treasured documents, as well as irritating a clan of small blue creatures.
Caught up in an intense royal search, she meets a sorceress named Sophie. Can Wizard Howl and Calcifer be far behind?
Main Characters: [Charmain Baker]?
Others: Sophie Jenkins, Howl, Morgan Jenkins, Jamal and his dog, Waif?
Set in the land of Norland
, a neighbor of Ingary