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The Pinhoe egg
Diana Wynne Jones
Children's Fiction JONES

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Summary: Two powerful young enchanters, Cat, the future Chrestomanci, and Marianne, who is being trained to be Gammer of the Pinhoes, work together as friends to try to end an illegal witches' war and, in the process, right some old wrongs.


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main characters Cat Chant
Male
Orphan
Gwen's brother; both his parents died in a steamboat accident; adopted by a mysterious sorcerer; has difficulties with magic; unaware that he had nine lives; beginning to enjoy living at the castle; becomes friends with a horse and a griffin hatched from an egg Marianne gave him.
Student

Gwendolen Chant
Female
Cat's sister; both her parents died in a steamboat accident; controls her brother; adopted by a mysterious sorcerer; believes she has magical talents, which in actuality, she borrows from her brother;.
Student

Marianne Pinhoe
Female
Her family keeps their magic a secret for fear of the Chrestomanci finding out they have been abusing their powers; unaware that she has magical powers; becomes friends with Cat.

Christopher Chant
Male
Father
Known as a Chrestomanci, an enchanter with nine lives; only has two lives left; works for the government keeping magic in check; has two children; adopted Cat and Gwen after the deaths of their parents.
Sorcerer



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