Diana Wynne Jones’s Fantastical Journeys Collection (The Islands of Chaldea, A Tale of Time City, The Homeward Bounders)

By Diana Wynne Jones

Come on a journey through the magical worlds of the award-winning Diana Wynne Jones. This exclusive ebook collection of three titles contains A Tale of Time City, The Homeward Bounders, and her final published novel (completed by her sister Ursula Jones), The Islands of Chaldea.

Welcome to the world of Diana Wynne Jones, where magical characters take fantastical journeys through lands, space and time.

The Islands of Chaldea was Diana’s last published novel and was completed by her sister Ursula Jones. Aileen is convinced she’ll never become a Wise Woman like her Aunt Beck. But when they’re sent on an impossible mission together, Aileen realises she might be more special than she thought…

In A Tale From Time City, Vivian Smith is evacuated from London in 1939, but instead of staying in the countryside is kidnapped by two boys and whisked away to the mysterious Time City. More importantly, they seem to expect her to be able to save it…

And in The Homeward Bounders, when Jamie wanders into the world of the sinister Them, playing games with human’s lives, he is banished to the boundaries of the worlds. Doomed to wander until he can find his way home, Jamie bands with other lost children to try and thwart Their plans. But can they really beat The Game?

Winner of numerous accolades including the Guardian Award, Diana’s stories are loved by generations of children and adults and she was hailed by Neil Gaiman as ‘the best writer of magic there is’.

Format: ebook
Ageband: from 9
Release Date: 01 Jan 2015
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-812739-8
Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children\'s Book Award in 1981 and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal.

”'…Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones’s most outrageous plots to her readers” - hopes and fears…'Publishers Weekly

”'Truly magical - guaranteed to leave you gasping - even hotter than Potter” - The Bookseller

”'Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two … [she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed.” - SFX