The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones

I think my favorite Diana Wynne Jones books are when she mixes humor with more serious stuff. The Dark Lord of Derkholm is a great example of that: it’s scary because it dips into the more depressing aspects of humanity, but it’s also really funny because it’s a spoof on swords and sorcery stories. The world of The Dark Lord of Derkholm is one where an entire planet has been turned into an amusement park Read More …