|Eight Days of Luke (1975) [Novel]|
by Diana Wynne Jones
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"Just kindle a flame, and I'll be with you," said Luke.
David thought he was joking, but certainly whenever he struck a match Luke turned up immediately.
And David could do with a friend, for he lived with some extremely nasty relations, who wanted him to spend his summer holidays on a maths tuition course. Well, Luke saved him from that, and started him on what seemed like a much more promising series of adventures - but he also managed to make life rather complicated. Why, for example, was the gigantic gardener, Mr. Chew, so interested in Luke? Why did his relations allow Mr. Wedding, a total stranger, to take him out for lunch? And why did Luke keep insisting that on the day David had tried to curse his relations, he'd actually spoken the words of an unlocking spell, and released Luke from the chains that bound him?
Sticking to his friend, David finds he must help him - and the help that is needed is most unusual indeed.
Original title: Eight Days of Luke
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy