Drowned Ammet


Author: Diana Wynne Jones

WYNNE JONES, Diana. Drowned Ammet. NY: Atheneum, 1978. 8vo, vii 255pp. Dark green cloth stamped in gilt on spine with embossed title on cover. Blue endpapers. A very good copy with minute bumping and rubbing on board ends, slight foxing to outside of leaf and previous owner's stamp on front free endpaper, in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped with minute chipping at upper edge of boards).

First American Edition. The second book in the Dalemark Quartet.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 with more than enough reasons for joining the freedom fighters.When his protest against the tyrannical government fails, a young boy escapes, with two other children, to the mysterious Holy Islands where they learn the identity and the power of two folk figures celebrated by their countrymen.