Eight Days of Luke


JONES, Diana Wynne. Eight Days of Luke. NY: Greenwillow [1985]. 8vo, [x] 150pp. Brown quarter-cloth stamped in gold with red boards decoratively blind stamped. Gray stippled endpapers. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author, Diana Wynne Jones.

First US edition. When David accidentally casts a spell which releases Luke (who is actually Loki, the Norse god of mischief) from captivity, he finds himself in the middle of an age-old struggle revolving around a missing war hammer.  A wonderful tale from this master of children’s fantasy about a neglected English boy who accidentally finds himself dealing with figures from Norse mythology.