Go and Catch a Falling Star

Covers of the new editions of Diana Wynne Jones’ books (by Azbuka Publishing).

The first one is “Conrad’s Fate”, and it is super exciting, because this book is going to be published for the first time in Russian language. Yaaaay! Look at this beautiful art! Look at the colours! The title in Russian is Magical Misfortune? or something, and there is also “The Worlds of Chrestomanci. The Sixth Book” written at the bottom of the cover. 

So now we have Azbuka’s complete order of books:

  1. Charmed Life
  2. The Lives of Christopher Chant
  3. Witch Week
  4. The Magicians of Caprona
  5. Mixed Magics
  6. Conrad’s Fate
  7. The Pinhoe Egg (they haven’t announced it yet, but I guess it will be the last book in series)

And it’s a bit weird… because they aren’t following chronological order or Diana Wynne Jones’ recommended order. It’s okay to have their own publication order, but why did they put these numbers on the covers?

For me to read books in this order? Well I’m not going to do that, because I have the order recommended by the author.

For me to know in what order they were published? I don’t care.  

And the second one is “Cart and Cwidder”, and I’m really happy because I have been waiting forever for new editions. For some reason the last time only two books from this series were published, and I was really upset. It is called “Dalemark Quartet”! You can’t publish two books, and call them quartet!

But now we have new shiny first book, and hopefully we will have other three too. They translated the title as “The Minstrel’s Son” and we also have the similar “Dalemark Quartet. The First book” at the bottom. Which is fine, because it doesn’t really matter in this series? And the art on the cover is gorgeous! It’s so different from Chrestomanci ‘s! 


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(Источник: whenonearth.net из блога oliviawildesjawline)