- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks; New edition edition (2 May 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0001857304
- ISBN-13: 978-0001857308
- Package Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 x 2.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
The Magicians of Caprona (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 2)
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In the worlds of Chrestomanci, anything can happen. This adventure takes place in the Italian Dukedom of Caprona, where music is enchantment and spells are as slippery as spaghetti!
Casa Montana and Casa Petrocchi control all the magical business in Caprona, watched over by its magnificent guardian statue, the Angel. But the families have been feuding for years, so when all the spells start going wrong, they naturally blame each other.
Things get even worse when young Tonino Montana and Angelica Petrocchi suddenly disappear. Can the terrible rumours of a White Devil who threatens the Angel of Caprona be true after all?
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The people in the book are maddening underdeveloped. I have precious little idea what Tonino and Paolo really look like or the difference between Angelica and Renata's personalities. Benvenuto is the only creature with a well defined personality. The rest of the book drowns in a multitude of aunts with no apparent use other than create an atmosphere of chaos that seems stereotypical and ceased to be charming fairly quickly. The villain of the book was apparent at the very first mention, so the book really felt like following the lives of incredible stupid magicians who couldn't see what was apparent under their noses. (The subplot with the two lovers you could see coming for miles.)
And no, I'm not put off by her books. She really is a very gifted writer, and I am already immersed in another of her books.