The final installment in the Howl’s Moving Castle series is a tale focusing on Charmain Baker, a young girl hoping to be employed in the King’s royal library. While attempting to secure this most elite of posts, she is tasked to house sit her wizard uncle’s magic house…and, of course, solve a mystery along the way.
It begins slowly and a bit lazily. (You actually aren’t introduced to the plot until midway through the novel.) We learn about Charmain and her penchant for escaping trouble (and responsibility) by burying herself in a book. While this character proved a bit too lackluster to capture my interest, Sophie, Howl, and Calcifer’s inclusion into the plot makes up for it…and how!
This is a good installment in the series. Well written, but not my favorite. It is worth a look.