I was only going to give this book 3 stars it's good, but I'm definitely not crazy about it, and it took me a ridiculously long time to get properly attached to any of the characters But that ending It's awesome, and it gets this book an extra star. I discovered this book at the same time The Crown of Dalemark came out Not only had I never heard of it, I didn't realize that the other two books in the series were even part of a series Drowned Ammet is by far my favorite of the Dalemark stories Mitt is exactly the kind of person I feel drawn to in fiction, concealing his pain even from himself, acting prickly to push people away but still hoping that someone will be his friend There are few truly noble characters in this book, and I love it for how realistic and varied they all are.Reread 12/6/12: Reading all of DWJ's books in order of publication gives me an even greater appreciation for Drowned Ammet It has a complexity that builds on the previous booksnot just its companion Cart and Cwidder, but everything else she'd written to date: the family dynamics of Eight Days of Luke and Dogsbody play out in a fantasy settingmature than Cart and Cwidder's It's difficult, I think, to create a mythology that makes as much sense in its pure form as in its devolved state (the corruption of Alhammitt to Old Ammet, for one) but DWJ pulls it off brilliantly It remains my favorite of the Dalemark books and one of my favorite DWJ books in general.
If Cart and Cwidder had hidden depths, Drowned Ammet is all depths, and they're right out of the open This second book in the quartet ratchets up the danger of the North/South conflict, and also brings the gods right out into the open.Mitt is a wholly sympathetic and fascinating character, snappish and sarcastic like so many DWJ characters are, but with a welltuned moral compass and a vivid inner life He shares the narration with Hildy, who is decidedly less sympathetic at times, at least in comparison to Mitt I wish I knew how to pronounce Ynen The contrasts and conflicts between impoverished, freedomfighting Mitt and highborn Hildy Ynen make for extremely good interactions they want to trust each other, but don't quite dare, and the misunderstandings only deepen It's an awkward relationship these three have, and it's very wellwritten.There are some interesting and disturbing themes in Drowned Ammet, such as the titular practice of throwing images of the gods into the ocean for luck We also see much of the ruthlessness of the earls (, that is we saw quite a bit of that in the first book) and the way life really is in the South Added to the interesting/disturbing stuff are terrorism and torture If these books are really meant for kids, that's quite subversive of DWJ, and I heartily approve. and i started not really liking this and definitely not liking Mitt, and then they got together, they talked, they changed, but still not totally and still they carried alot of themselves and i loved it. All in all, not Diana's best. Diana Wynne Jones has a way of writing that just speaks to me perfectly She gets inside her characters and explains them from the inside out and puts everything just the way you feel it yourself, if you could get it into words Her early books, such as the Dalemark Quartet, are clearly tentative ventures into the territory she would boldly explore later on, with many of her themes noticeable here: children growing themselves up with no help (and often active hindrance) from parents, people not knowing who they are but coming into legacies by trial and fortitude, girls who get properly angry at the way they are treated and do something about it, general Welsh folklore This one is not as wellformed as her later novels, being divided into four parts and pretty equal amounts of up and down time within, a little too much waiting and not enough action, and the action when it comes is a bit rushed and breathless The characters aren't as well explored as we know she is capable of doing, but still intriguing enough for me to want to know what happens next. Some of DWJ's beautifully descriptive prose in all of her many books happens in Drowned Ammet when she writes of her fictional Holy Islands; she certainly made me want to not only visit but dwell in these fantasy islands Her descriptions of sailing, ships and the ocean gave my personal favorite writer about oceans, Richard Henry Dana Jr a run for his money as well But what really struck me was her perfect capturing of the mind of a young terrorist I can only guess that when DWJ was writing this, she may have had young IRA bombers in her mind, egged on by revolution and patriotic stirrings against tyranny; I know I kept thinking of the Boston Bombers; Mitt is a likable young fool caught up in revenge and feeling grand and big; DWJ really sticks us right in his mind, and we both understand him and pity him and know he's an idiot, and empathize with him because sometimes we are idiots too, caught up in something we later deeply regret We don't all have to be boys for that A terrifically powerful book in a quirky series that should be better known because it's so good. A rollicking adventure tale with an unlikely set of heroes, this book began with a hook that it then took a while to wend its way back around to, so the pacing felt a little weird at times I really liked the setting, which felt like it had a fair bit of depth, despite the story skimming along over the top for most of the book. (Read Pdf) Ä Drowned Ammet ò Drowned Ammet Jones, Diana Wynne Livres NotRetrouvez Drowned Ammet et des millions de livres en stock surAchetez neuf ou d occasion Drowned Ammet de Diana Wynne Jones Livre Decitre Dcouvrez sur decitre Drowned Ammet par Diana Wynne Jones diteur Oxford University Press Librairie Decitre Drowned Ammet ebook ePub Diana Wynne Jones AchatDrowned Ammet Rsum The people of Holand in South Dalemark are bitterly oppressed by the tyrannical earl Hadd Informers, secret police, and cruel rent collectors terrorize the countryside, and Mitt has grown up withthan enough reasons for joining the freedom fighters When his protest against the tyrannical government fails, a young boy escapes, with two other children, to theDrowned Ammet The Dalemark Quartet, Bookebook ePubDrowned Ammet The Dalemark Quartet, Book, Diana Wynne Jones, HarperCollinsChildren sBooks Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous enjour ou en magasin avec % de rduction Drowned Ammet Livres en VO Bons Plans Livre Cultura propose la vente en ligne de produits culturels, retrouvez un grand choix de CD et DVD, jeux vido, livres et les univers loisirs et crationDrowned Ammet Bookof The Dalemark QuartetNotRetrouvez Drowned Ammet Bookof The Dalemark Quartet et des millions de livres en stock surAchetez neuf ou d occasion DrownedAmmet dfinition de DrownedAmmet et Dfinitions de DrownedAmmet, synonymes, antonymes, drivs de DrownedAmmet, dictionnaire analogique de DrownedAmmet anglais Publicit anglais rechercher traductions wikipedia anagrammes mots croiss Ebay dfinition DrownedAmmet voir la dfinition de Wikipedia Wikipedia Drowned Ammet This article s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed Please help Drowned Ammet The Dalemark Quartet,by Drowned Ammet is a challenging, interesting, disturbing, and very subversive children s book which I heartily approve of As the second book in The Dalemark Quartet, its story is jarring especially if you didn t realize that each book focuses on a different character and especially if you thought you were gonna read a cute children s story DWJ isn t afraid to craft a dark tale about revenge, self imposed Drowned Ammet WikipediaDrowned Ammet Project Gutenberg Self Drowned Ammet Drowned Ammet World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive Another fantasy, this one about a boy raised to be a terrorist bomber who fails in his attempt to assassinate the tyrannical earl and ends up on the run with the earl's grandchildren.The first 80% of this was really good for me It was playing with the role of children in political drama Our protagonists are all tools of adult agendas, either as a murder weapon or a bargaining chip in an arranged marriage This is the second book in this series in which a protagonist's parents turn out to be separately awful in unique and chilly ways Except this book was facing up to thatdirectly and chewing at it The book treads some predictable but nicely done ground regarding the formation of an independent self And I'm always a sucker for these 'people become prickly friends across a painful class divide' stories.Then the last fifth turned into a lot of deus ex machina with actual gods, and the whole structure came tumbling down, with all that careful work she'd built going nowhere Disappointing.