Il giovane Cristopher Chant non sa di avere nove vite e un grande destino come mago. Ma quando lo scopre, ne è poco felice: è infatti costretto a un lungo e noioso apprendistato magico, quando invece preferirebbe giocare a cricket. Ma all'improvviso le sue nove vite cominciano a estinguersi l'una dopo l'altra, per mano di coloro che conoscono i suoi poteri e intendono servirsi di lui per i loro piani... La storia di un apprendista stregone: un tema che tutti i lettori hanno imparato ad amare.
- ISBN: 8877826428
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 240
this prequel to Charmed Life gives the mysterious and urbane Chrestomanci (multi-dimensional policeman of all things magical) his own backstory. this was a wonderful kid's novel, swiftly-paced and enjoyable from beginning to end. i loved the connectivity between this book and its predecessor, seeing Leggi tutto
I liked this better than Charmed Life, even though it’s a prequel. Fun stuff. There were some cliche trappings that shouldn’t have worked (rich neglected kid who is somehow nice and who finds out he’s super duper magical but finds a way to be even nicer). And the whole nine lives and multiverse idea Leggi tutto
Wonderful like I remembered. I love putting all the pieces together. The ending with the people of Eleven wasn't the best, sadly. I think the 'noble savage people' idea is showing its age.
Maravillosa precuela de 'Charmed life' (traducido al castellano como 'Una vida mágica') en la que conocemos los orígenes del fantástico hechicero Chrestomanci, cuando era tan solo un niño que viajaba de un mundo a otro conociendo diosas, robando gatos y soñando con ser jugador de críquet profesional Leggi tutto
I don't think I'll ever get over how fantastic this series is.
Reread for the umpteenth millionth time. The Lives of Christopher Chant wasn't my first DWJ, or even my first Chrestomanci book, that was Charmed Life , which I acquired at about 8 and read until it was falling apart. This one I had to get from the library for years before picking up my own copy, so I Leggi tutto
I don't know how to accurately describe my love for this book. Every time I read it I feel more strongly (and I think on average, I read it about twice a year, so I feel very strongly about it indeed!) Never-mind that it's a "children's book" (whatever that means). It's beautiful, it's timeless, it' Leggi tutto
This is my favorite of the Chrestomanci books, and to my surprise I had completely forgotten the final confrontation. I guess it's been a while. The Lives of Christopher Chant lacks the strong through-line of Charmed Life , which is maybe why the latter is more generally popular, but I enjoy the devel Leggi tutto
This is my favorite of the Chrestomanci Quartet by leaps and bounds. Jones' pacing is impeccable, and there is never a dull moment. While her ability to spin everything together in endings is a bit lackluster in some of the other books -- Magicians of Caprona and Charmed Life being the worst offende Leggi tutto
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