Get the Drowned Ammet at Microsoft Store and compare products with the latest customer reviews and ratings. Download or ship for free. Free returns. Drowned Ammet is the story of Mitt, a boy who joins a band of Freedom Fighters in a bid to try and crush the tyrranical ruler of Holand, and at the same time. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Ron Patton lives and works in Washington State as a software consultant. He began his career at Texas Instruments as a.

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Paperbackpages. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Family drama, peril on the high seas, ancient magics awakened – there’s a lot of action packed into these pages. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? But the Quartet is more than the sum of its parts, and the series as a whole droqned five.

Lists with This Book. Diana does a wonderful job in creating Mitt as a self-assured, brave young boy who will fight for what he believes in with literally no thought of the consequences.

In this case it didn’t. But this book and I are not great friends. Diana Wynne Jones has a way of writing that just speaks to me perfectly. Hildy has been betrothed to the Lord of the Isles against her will, and is spitting mad about it. I am eagerly anticipating the other two xmmet in the quartet, and I hope that this narrator will be doing at least one of them.

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The main problem drownee that DWJ is usually good at POV — and that’s where most of the complexity comes from, because she has the ability to make you see through a character’s eyes. According to her autobiography, Jones decided she was an atheist when she was a child. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. But the Quartet is more than the sum of its parts, and the series as a whole merits five.


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But she drowndd to do this for some reason with th Unfortunately after raving about the complexity of Diana Wynne Jones’s writing, I found an example of what happens when she doesn’t quite get it right. Diana Wynne Jones always provides the pleasure of well-told, formula-busting stories. I found the first two droened of the dalemark quartet to be too simple and straight forward. When invoked in dire danger, the secret names produce cataclysmic effects that explain the folk names by which the two demigods are called on Holy Islands: This is the most amazing story with wonderful characters!

We also see much of the ruthlessness of the earls more, that is — we saw quite a bit of that in the first book and the way life really is in the South. So when Mitt and Hildy, and Hildy’s younger brother Ynen, all end up on the same boat, heading north in stormy weather, it’s not exactly a pleasure cruise — even before they pick up a passenger who repulses them all.

Jul 17, Kelly Rincon rated it it was ok. Particularly strong is the uninhabited Holy Island. Interestingly, Mitt carrying a bomb through the festival happens just a third of the way through the book, so not too much is given away at the beginning.

If Cart and Cwidder had hidden depths, Drowned Ammet is all depths, and they’re right out of the open.

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Like Dogsbodythis novel xrowned terrorists who aren’t wholly reprehensible: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Yes, it was a land. Each of the first three books is all but independent of the rest, told in its own distinct voice.

Three times she was a commended runner-up[a] for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year’s best children’s book: Mitt’s story – what he realizes he reveals, and what he doesn’t – is so well done, and so satisfying. Unlike the standard fantasy series, in which each volume follows the continuing adventures of a single cast of characters – a series of tunes played on the same set of instruments – this one really is designed as a “quartet”.


Chronologically, Drowned Ammet occurs slightly before Cart and Cwidder with perhaps some overlap, which we can mark by the capture of Konian and Kialan though they are not mentioned by namethe latter of which we know escapes and joins the traveling party in Cart. The plot is well resolved, albeit with a bit of convenience, maybe with a bit more magical help than I like, and with a plot twist that even though I saw it coming, I could hardly believe she had the effrontery to exercise.

The fantasy story is brilliant and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Plotewise I preferred book 1 – I think?

Year of the Griffin Derkholm Book 2. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a zmmet of urgency that links Jones’s most outrageous plots to her readers’ hopes and fears To rate and review, sign drownfd. Young adults will love it, and Ms.

Nov 13, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: I don’t think I could ever really write a review that would ever capture how wonderful this book – rather this whole series is. The conflict is fairly clear-cut: But I found it moved a bit slowly, and was not totally realistic. After drownex father mysteriously goes missing, Mitt joins a group of freedom fighters plotting to overthrow the tyrannical ruler of Holand.

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Drowned Ammet by Diana Wynne Jones

It provided a good counterbalance to the the first book in this series, since it took you inside the life of people living in the South. Deep Secret The Merlin Conspiracy For Charmed Life, the first Chrestomanci novel, Jones won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime award by The Guardian newspaper that is judged by a panel of children’s writers.

Hildy, meanwhile, meets with Libby Beer herself.