Castle in the Air (Howl's Castle #2) - Diana Wynne Jones6.92

Abdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer. His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar. When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming. In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but the long-lost son of a prince. There was also a princess who had been betrothed to him at birth. He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet.

In this stunning sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones has again created a large-scale, fast-paced fantasy in which people and things are never quite what they seem. There are good and bad djinns, a genie in a bottle, wizards, witches, cats and dogs (but are they cats and dogs?), and a mysterious floating castle filled with kidnapped princesses, as well as two puzzling prophecies. The story speeds along with tantalizing twists and turns until the prophecies are fulfilled, true identities are revealed, and all is resolved in a totally satisfying, breathtaking, surprise-filled ending.

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Release date: 1990
Genres: fantasy, young adult
Average rating: 6.92/10
Total ratings: 235
Updated: August 24, 2021

Howl's Castle :: Series

Wizard's Castle
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Castle #1)8.60
Castle in the Air (Howl's Castle #2)6.92
House of Many Ways (Howl's Castle #3)7.90