By Diana Wynne Jones
The hassle begun whilst Howard Sykes got here domestic from institution and located the "goon" sitting within the kitchen. He stated he'd been despatched by means of Archer. yet who used to be Archer? It needed to do with the 2,000 phrases that Howard's writer father had did not deliver.
It quickly grew to become transparent not just that Archer sought after these phrases, yet that his wizard siblings, Hathaway, Dillian, Shine, Torquil, Erskine, and Venturus, could additionally visit any lengths to get them.
Although every one wizard governed a piece of town, she or he was once a prisoner in it. every one suspected that certainly one of them held the key at the back of the phrases, and that mystery was once the major to their freedom. Which one in every of them used to be it? The Sykes relatives develop into pawns within the wizards' struggle to win their freedom, wrest regulate from each other, and fan out to rule the world.
Diana Wynne Jones skillfully publications the reader via a riveting, twisty plot, with pleasant surprises at each notable flip. a thrilling technological know-how fiction event the place, fortunately, not anything is what it first turns out to be.
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Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones