Archer's Goon (eBook)

Description


The trouble started when Howard Sykes came home from school and found the "goon" sitting in the kitchen. He said he'd been sent by Archer. But who was Archer? It had to do with the 2,000 words that Howard's author father had failed to deliver.

It soon became clear not only that Archer wanted those words, but that his wizard siblings, Hathaway, Dillian, Shine, Torquil, Erskine, and Venturus, would also go to any lengths to get them.

Although each wizard ruled a section of the town, he or she was a prisoner in it. Each suspected that one of them held the secret behind the words, and that secret was the key to their freedom. Which one of them was it? The Sykes family become pawns in the wizards' fight to win their freedom, wrest control from one another, and fan out to rule the world.

Diana Wynne Jones skillfully guides the reader through a riveting, twisty plot, with satisfying surprises at every amazing turn. An exciting science fiction adventure where, happily, nothing is what it first seems to be.

Praise for Archer's Goon…


Wickedly witty...a very funny, very suspenseful astral tale.
-Publishers Weekly

Unpredictable and spiced with unexpected humor...Archers Goon leaves readers wanting more. (starred review)
-School Library Journal

A gloriously full-blown fantasy of brilliant dimensions . . . Jones humor and wit are as subtly riotous as ever.
-ALA Booklist

Hilarious fantasy.
-Horn Book Magazine

A highly original fantasy...A most intriguing book.
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

The writing in Archers Goon is fine and the scenes and characters fresh and well-drawn
-Washington Post Book World

Product Details ISBN-13: 9780062243409
Published: Greenwillow Books, 09/25/2012
Language: en