We’re roaring into 2019 like teenage griffins thanks to Diana Wynne Jones’ Dark Lord of Derkholm! Revisit cruel capitalist overlord Mr. Chesney and learn whether you, too, are more affected by this book as an adult. Inspired by the trials and tribulations of the Pilgrim Party organizers (and the pilgrims themselves), Grace relives her worst job and Madeleine her worst camping experience. This one really took us back! Plus: decide whether Derk is initially a bit of a jerk, wonder at exactly what Lydda’s godlike snacks are, and reflect on just how incredible DWJ is (again and again).
This episode was a listener request - thanks, Tim! If you’d like to request a book for us to cover, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE - We don’t have our physical copy of this book anymore and the Seattle Public Library has let us down (for the first and I’m sure only time!) - so Grace created a take on the Dark Lord of Derkholm cover, featuring a triumphant Kit and jovial illusory Lord. She really enjoyed doing this so there are probably more crummy covers to come.