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Gwendolen Chant, Cat Chant, Chrestomanci, Millie Chant, Janet Chant, Julia Chant, Roger Chant, Fiddle, Mrs. Sharp, Miss Larkins, Mr Larkins, Henry and William Nostrum, Mr. Baslam, Euphemia, Mary, Will Suggins, Michael Saunders, Bernard, Mrs Bessemer, Frazier, the Willing Warlock.
Gwendolen Chant, Cat Chant, Chrestomanci, Millie Chant, Janet Chant, Julia Chant, Roger Chant, Fiddle, Mrs Sharp, Miss Larkins, Mr Larkins, Mr Henry Nostrum and Mr William Nostrum, Mr Baslam, Euphemia, Mary, Will Suggins, Michael Saunders, Bernard, Miss Bessemer, Frazier, the Willing Warlock.

Part of the Chrestomanci series.

There are spoilers for this book.

Synopsis

Everybody says that Gwendolen Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for he has no talent for magic at all. However, life with the great enchanter is not what either of them expects and sparks begin to fly! Winner of the Guardian Award.

Characters

Gwendolen Chant, Cat Chant, Chrestomanci, Millie Chant, Janet Chant, Julia Chant, Roger Chant, Fiddle, Mrs Sharp, Miss Larkins, Mr Larkins, Mr Henry Nostrum and Mr William Nostrum, Mr Baslam, Euphemia, Mary, Will Suggins, Michael Saunders, Bernard, Miss Bessemer, Frazier, the Willing Warlock.

Setting

Set in a parallel world in England.

Reviews

LR 5/10 Despite being award winning, I didn't enjoy this book as much as many of her others. Gwendolyn's fiery temper keeps this book going, and whilst pleasant it's not one that would have a special place in my collection.

eoj 8/10 Gwendolen's pranks are consistently amusing and I really like the character of Cat.


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