I can never decide whether this or Charmed Life is my favourite Chrestomanci book. On the one hand, this book has a young Christopher Chant who thinks he will grow up to be an evil enchanter, and thinks he doesn’t want to be Chrestomanci, and then all these things happen in between and he learns otherwise. I really like that. I REALLY like that – the fact that early on, we realise what is going on even when Christopher doesn’t, and I loved following his story as he slowly learns all these truths about himself and the world/people around him. And, well. On the other hand, there’s Cat Chant, who is one of my favourite characters, and the fact that Charmed Life is the first DWJ book I’ve read. It’s so hard to choose, but I guess that’s okay because I can have both.
Our Christopher Chant question is…
When The Living Asheth gets to World Twelve-A, she needs a new name so that she can hide from The Arm of Asheth. She chooses Millie because of the boarding school books that she adored from Christopher’s world. If you needed a new name, which bookish moniker would you choose?
Hmm. That’s a difficult one, and not just because there aren’t enough non-white characters to choose from. If I were to go with a childhood favourite series, then I might be Anne or Emily (from the L.M. Montgomery books), I suppose. If I were to choose from a book/series I enjoy now, there’s… Helen, or Tanaqui (which only works as an online name), or Tan Audel (ditto), or Kira (from Dan Wells’ Partials series), or Sophie, although I have a niece named Sophie and two of my friends have kids named Sophie. And I’d choose from Dan Wells’ Mirador books, but the character’s name is… Marisa. So. There you go.