Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have yet to come across a Diana Wynne Jones book that I haven’t liked.
Her books are humorous, thoughtful, and they are well-planned from beginning to end.
This story was no different.
Power of Three follows the story of three different races–the people, the Dorig, and the giants–as they all share the Moor on which they live. One of the people is cursed by a Dorig, and it causes tremendous troubles for everyone.
Stories with curses at their core are often some of the and most intricate ones I know. (I’m thinking Holes and Howl’s Moving Castle.) The one in this book is well-crafted, and kept my interest from beginning to end.
The book is surprising, funny, and is genuinely one of the very best books I’ve read in a long time. And at its core, it’s a rather sweet story about understanding each other.
I recommend this book to anyone.