Castle in the Air

Castle in the Air

In which a humble young carpet merchant wins, then loses, the princess of his dreams

Far to the south of the land of Ingary, in the Sultanates of Rashpuht, there lived in the city of Zanzib a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer named Abdullah who loved to spend his time daydreaming. He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet.

That very night, the carpet flew him to an enchanted garden. There, he met and fell in love with the beauteous princess Flower-in-the-Night, only to have her snatched away, right under his very nose, by a wicked djinn. With only his magic carpet and his wits to help him, Abdullah sets off to rescue his princess....

Title:Castle in the Air
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780064473453
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About Diana Wynne Jones

Diana was born in London, the daughter of Marjorie (née Jackson) and Richard Aneurin Jones, both of whom were teachers. When war was announced, shortly after her fifth birthday, she was evacuated to Wales, and thereafter moved several times, including periods in Coniston Water, in York, and back in London. In 1943 her family finally settled in Thaxted, Essex, where her parents worked running an ed


    Castle in the Air Reviews

  • Emma (Miss Print)

    "Castle in the Air" is Diana Wynne Jones' sequel to her amazingly awesome novel "Howl's Moving Castle." It was originally published in 1990 (four years after "Howl's Moving Castle"). At first glance, ...

  • Mark Lawrence

    Another very readable book from DWJ, and one I've just finished reading to my daughter, Celyn. Refreshingly independent princesses being semi-saved by our devoted hero, a carpet salesman from the dese...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    In this sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, the wizard Howl gets mixed up with djinni, genies (in this story they're two different species) and some Arabian Nights-type characters (from the sanitized vers...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2), Diana Wynne Jones (1934)Castle in the Air is a young adult fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones, and first published in 1990. The novel is a sequel ...

  • Kristijan

    Zamak u oblacima donosi u istoj meri ono što nam je doneo i njegov prethodnik - pregršt šarenila i avantura. Zbog tematike na momente sam morao da se podsećam da ovo nije Salman Ruždi, već neko ...

  • Victor Almeida

    Terminar uma leitura sorrindo não tem preço. Não tinha dúvidas de que esse livro seria fantástico, assim como O Castelo Animado.A escrita da Diana é fora do comum. Ela sabe fazer com que a hist...

  • Cat

    Going back to reread one of favourite childhood authors has opened my eyes to some of the problematic aspects of Jones' writing. First of all, I tried to understand the story through Abdullah's narrat...

  • Beatriz

    Le había puesto tres estrellas de primero, pero me lo he pensado y he cambiado a dos porque el machismo que impregna esta historia no me dejaba disfrutar de ella. El castillo ambulante es uno de mis ...

  • Krystle

    Castle in the Air is the sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle. That being said I picked this up with trepidation because I was rather disappointed the book wasn’t going to be from the main characters in...

  • Katerina Kondrenko

    8.5 out of 10 Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make m...