His father and uncles are enchanters, his mother a powerful sorceress, yet nothing seems magical about Christopher Chant except his dreams. Night after night, he climbs through the formless Place Between and visits marvelous lands he calls the Almost Anywheres. Then Christopher discovers that he can bring real, solid things back from his dreams. Others begin to recognize the extent of his powers, and they issue an order that turns Christopher’s life upside down: Go to Chrestomanci Castle to train to be the controller of all the world’s magic.
Diana Wynne Jones’ suggested reading order of the Chrestomanci series. Notice that this is different to the publishing order of the series.
The Lives of Christopher Chant
“Warlock at the Wheel”*
“The Sage of Theare”*
The Magicians of Caprona
“Stealer of Souls”*
“Carol Oneir’s Hundredth Dream”*
The Pinhoe Egg
*short stories published in Mixed Magics
Diana Wynne Jones website.