Minor Arcana - Diana Wynne Jones

This outstanding collection showcases the superb skills, the style, the offbeat quirkiness and sheer narrative power of this award-winning fantasist.

A child born to an ordered world, pre-ordained to spread Dissolution... a precognitive dream which turns into a nightmare... a girl who so loves the sun that she will deny her humanity for all time... a cat and a boy, held captive by a magician until they find their own magic... a girl cursed with magical powers that may destroy her – or help save a world... a writer battling for supremacy over her computer keyboard... a woman imprisoned in a strange country...

These seven tales show why Diana Wynne Jones is regarded as Britain's finest fantasy writer.


  • The Sage of Theare
  • The Master
  • The Girl Who Loved the Sun
  • Dragon Reserve, Home Eight
  • What the Cat Told Me
  • Nad and Dan and Quaffy
  • The True State of Affairs
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Release date: 1996
Genres: fantasy, short stories
Updated: August 23, 2021