Okay, first off, this should be labelled "sequel" not "companion novel". You really should read this one BEFORE House of Many Ways. Things make more sense.
I enjoyed this book.... but I didn't LOVE it until around Chapter 15. From there to the end, it's totally 5 stars, but that's only about the last third of the book. :)
Now, don't get me wrong, it's a great book all the way through, but it's slower than the other two and so it was a little harder to get through, since I've had a million other things to do this week. (Not that I've done them all, mind you.)
Abdullah is the focus of this book, and he's from a country far to the south. When he falls in love with a princess who is then stolen by a djinn, suddenly he finds himself living his daydreams.... and he's not sure that's a good thing!
Really, I think I need to buy all three of these....
I've read and loved Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci books, also, but I've not read many of her others. What am I missing?? What other titles do I need to check out?!
Counts for the Support Your Local Library challenge.