"You are now a discard. We have no further use for you in play. You are free to walk the Bounds, but it will be against the rules for you to enter play in any world. If you succeed in returning Home, then you may enter play again in the normal manner." When Jamie unwittingly discovers the scary, dark-cloaked Them playing games with human's lives, he is cast out to the boundaries of the worlds. Clinging to Their promise that if he can get Home he is free, he becomes the unwilling Random Factor in an endless game of chance.
LR 6/10 A good read, although the ending is a bit of an anticlimax really.
Felisse 10/10 My favorite of Jones' books as a child, I haven't got a copy to read as an adult. I read it many times and thought the ending was perfect. It reminds me of "Engine Summer" by John Crowley, as an ending that is... should be vague enough not to be a spoiler ;)