Cat Chant and Marianne Pinhoe have discovered something exciting—something truly precious, very strange, and valuable. An egg.
An egg that has been hidden away in an attic for who-knows-how-many years. An egg protected by some strong “Don't Notice” spells. An egg that Marianne gives to Cat, even though he lives at nearby Chrestomanci Castle. Chrestomanci himself, the strongest enchanter in the world, is sure to be interested in the egg—and interference from the Big Man is the last thing Marianne's family of secret rogue witches wants.
But how much longer can the Pinhoes keep their secrets? Gammer, the leaderof the clan, has gone mad, a powerfulbad luck spell is wreaking havoc, and there's an unexplained plague of frogs.Not to mention the mysterious barrierCat finds in the forest.
Marianne and Cat may be the only two who can set things right. But first Marianne must accept her own powerful magic, and Cat must uncover the secrets behind the mystical Pinhoe Egg.
In this new Chrestomanci book, Diana Wynne Jones is at her most magical.
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Dreadful days of looking after Gammer’s cat Nutcase, stewing herbs for her family’s illegal spells and visiting Gammer are finally disrupted when she meets the young enchanter Cat Chant.Sep 15 2006 | Read Full Review of The Pinhoe Egg (Chrestomanci ...
Meanwhile, up at Chrestomanci Castle, Cat Chant (last seen in Charmed Life ) has inadvertently become the owner of a horse named Syracuse, whose powers include helping Cat recognize the presence of dwimmer, a mysterious, nature-oriented magic.Sep 11 2006 | Read Full Review of The Pinhoe Egg (Chrestomanci ...
Summary: A mix of colourful, fairly complex characters, truly enchanting magic described in detail, mayhem and humour typical of children's adventure and realistic psychology make for a captivating addition to the Chrestomanci series.Jan 01 2013 | Read Full Review of The Pinhoe Egg (Chrestomanci ...
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