Howl’s Moving Castle Series is an extraordinary young-adult series by Diana Wynne Jones. It is loved by readers and hailed by critics. The marvelous fantasy series gained wider recognition especially after Studio Ghibli produced an awesome film adaptation. The film adapted the first book in the series, Howl’s Moving Castle. The following sequels, Castle in the Air and House of Many Ways, have also established themselves in the modern fantasy genre.
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Summary of the Book
One of the most memorable and irresistible characters in all of literature—the Wizard Howl—is introduced in the first novel of Howl’s Moving Castle Series (PDF) and makes guest appearances in two stand-alone sequel novels, Castle in the Air and House of Many Ways. Howl’s Moving Castle was adapted into an acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Sophie Hatter never intended to set out and seek her fortune. The eldest of three sisters, Sophie thought she was destined to fail. That all changed the day the Witch of the Waste turned her into an old woman. In order to lift the spell, Sophie barges into Wizard Howl’s moving castle and strikes a bargain with Calcifer, his fire demon. But Howl is outrunning a curse of his own, and soon Sophie realizes that nothing is as it appears…Howl, Sophie, and Calcifer return in both Castle in the Air and The House of Many Ways, two stand-alone sequels full of mayhem, secrets, and magic.
Reviews of Howl’s Moving Castle Series
“Howl’s Moving Castle is always a treat and the sequels manage to be their own stories while still letting you get a peek back at the old characters you fell in love with. The POV is limited in just the right way where the reader is just as confused and captivated with the world as the main character. All in all, one of my favorite stories and one I love to come back to again and again.“ (by katiesparks, amazon.com)