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Paperback The Magicians of Caprona (Chrestomanci Books) Book

ISBN: 0441515568

ISBN13: 9780441515561

The Magicians of Caprona (Chrestomanci Books)

(Book #4 in the Chrestomanci Series)

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Book Overview

Tonino is the only person in the famous Montana household who wasn't born with an instinct for creating spells, but he has other gifts. His ability to communicate with cats just might help defend the city of Caprona against a mysterious enchanter -- but only if Tonino can learn to cooperate with a girl from the hated Petrocchi family of spell-makers.

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5 ratings

The third wonderful Chrestomanci novel of the quartet.

THE MAGICIANS OF CAPRONA , though having little to do with the enchanter Chrestomanci, is a thoroughly intriguing novel with the most suspenseful story yet. Tonino and a band of magicians -- the Magicians Of Caprona -- are the only ones who can save Caprona. The magic is wonderful, the characters -- particularly Tonino -- are aptly described and vivid. In this third very enchanting and deep novel of the Chrestomanci Quartet by Dianna Wynne Jones, readers will very much consider this a personal favorite, as I did -- for the story is even more suspenseful then THE LIVES OF CHRISTOPHER CHANT which I thoroughly enjoyed. Though it has littler to do with Chrestomanci, it is in no way an 'add on' to the quartet. This is a must read for all of Jones's fans, as well as fans of Harry Potter, Which Witch, and Half Magic.


I've read all the Chrestomanci books, their the best. Perfect for someone who loves Harry Potter. I'm just a 13 year old who can't get enough of either. Diana Wynne Jones is a wonderful writer. As soon as i finish one of her books, I just have to pick up another. The Magicians of Caprona is an enchanted romance. In which Tonino Montana and Angelica Petrocchis are able to put their family diffrences aside to save Caprona.

Excellent reading that feeds the imagination

I read this book over fifteen years ago and still remember the story very well. It is a Romeo & Juliet style story of friendship despite family feuds and the magic add more than a touch of excitement. It is a wonderful book which really fires the imagination of children and adults alike. I would not hesitate to recommend it to the children of my friends.


i think that this book was great because it was sort of like romeo and juliet. they both had two feuding families and the duke was kind of like the prince of vernoa. I like romeo and juliet so i like this book.

An absolutely fantastic book

This is another book in the Chrstomanci Universe, but the story is this time set in Italy. In this universe just a little off from our own, magic is commonplace and spellcasters highly respected, and all of the practitioners of magic in the world are overseen by the legendary Chrestomanci, a nine-lived sorcerer and the only one in the world powerful enough to ensure that magic is never misused to the detriment of any normals. In the Italian city-state of Caprona, there are two major spellcasting families in the middle of a generations-long feud. In fact, they've been feuding so long that no one remembers why they are feuding (no, it's not a cheap Romeo-and-Juliet hack), and the favored occupation of the school-aged children is to invent terrible stories of the beginning of the feud to frighten their younger siblings. The story follows a young boy in one of the families, thought to be much slower at spellcasting than anyone in the family and privately a bit of a disappointment, who is chosen as the special pet of the head of the family's cats, Bevenuto, who is possibly the second-most-respected creature in the household. Definately reminiscent of The Lives of Christopher Chant.
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