Diana Wynne Jones fanfic

fanfic by Eildon Rhymer (aka Rhymer23)

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I've loved Diana Wynne Jones books since I first read "The lives of Christopher Chant" some ten years ago. I'd never thought I'd write DWJ fanfic, though, since my natural medium seems to be angst, and I didn't think I'd be able to adapt to her style. When I finally tried it, though, I found it refreshingly easy. I have never written a story that flowed so stunningly fast as "A boy less ordinary."

Section last updated September 2006, too add A Tale of Too Many Worlds


A Tale of Two Wizards

Rating: PG.
Word count:15,000 words
Summary: In which Howl is shoved through a bathroom door, and ends up somewhere else entirely, in the company of an impeccably dressed nine-lived enchanter. Much danger ensures, and even more bickering.

Complete story

Story divided into parts:
Chapter one Chapter two Chapter three
Chapter four Chapter five Chapter six



A Tale of Too Many Worlds

Rating: PG
Word count:19,000 words
Summary: (Sequel to "A Tale of Two Wizards", but you don't really need to read the first story to understand this one.) Awkward and Inconvenient things keep happening to Howl, involving evil doppelgangers and confusing other worlds. There is only one thing for it: visit Chrestomanci. And this time, the family is going, too.

Complete story

Story divided into parts:
Chapter one Chapter two Chapter three
Chapter four Chapter five Chapter six
Chapter seven



A Boy Less Ordinary

Rating: PG-13. Nothing objectionable, but some scariness.
Word count:17,000 words
Summary: Thomas Brown is an unusual boy, trapped in an entirely normal family. Then, one day, Tom intones an innocent little word: "Chrestomanci." Normality is about to get very, very strange.

Entire story

Story in manageable chunks:
Chapter one Chapter two Chapter three
Chapter four Chapter five Chapter six


Seventh Son
This is a short story in the world of Howl's Moving Castle (book universe, not movie universe.) As with "A Boy Less Ordinary", it's told through the eyes of an original character.

Rating: PG. (Would have been G, but Howl would start getting hopelessly drunk.
Word count:3071 words
Summary: Cedric is a seventh son of a seventh son, so of course it goes without saying that he will save the whole of Ingary. But what will happen when he quite literally bumps into a man in a rather impressive red and silver suit...?

Seventh Son


Wicked Lady
This is an almost-but-not-quite sequel to Seventh Son. It features a different original character, who bumps into Howl and the others a little after Cedric leaves them.

Rating: PG.
Word count:3405 words
Summary: "One day, she was painting cobwebs onto the ceiling, when in came her master's minions, carrying an unconscious young man in a red and silver suit...

Wicked Lady


Dark Lord
This is an almost-but-not-quite sequel to Wicked Lady, which was itself an almost-but-not-quite sequel to Seventh Son. (Confused?). It features yet another different original character, but this one bumps into Howl entirely deliberately.

Rating: PG.
Word count:3309 words
Summary: When an aspiring evil-doer learns that a certain brightly-clad wizard stands between him and his reign of terror, it's clear what needs to be done. Actually doing it, on the other handů

Dark Lord



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