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Power of Three

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Author: Diana Wynne Jones


JONES, Diana Wynne. Power of Three. NY: Greenwillow [1977]. 8vo, [vi] 250pp. Mustard boards stamped in black. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author Diana Wynne Jones.

First US edition, issued the year after the British edition. In this poignant fantasy, three siblings each possesses a unique magical ability that is linked to an ancient prophecy. Gair can cause plants to grow at an astonishing rate, his sister Ceric communicates with animals, and his younger brother Hume, can see into the future. Around them are Giants, with their cumbersome machines, and Dorig, with their devious shape-shifting ability – and distrust is felt by all. How the siblings use their unique talents to unite and bring peace makes for a stunning tale.