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Written in diary format, the story details the day to day events that occur in a land called Avery, the capital of which is Huxley which, in turn, is dominated by a huge castle in which the seat of government resides along with the royal family and other assorted characters. The land of Avery is situated where Britain lies now and is in fact in a parallel universe to ours, but which can be accessed through a portal that appears twice a year: at winter and summer solstice. The diary is narrated by a central character called Ringlet who records not only the everyday events at the castle but also those in his own private life, including his friendship with a witch called Mantissa and her fiance Edwy, and his courtship of and subsequent marriage to Mantissa's cousin Eleleth. The main plot revolves around the portal and a 'rogue' portal which manifests itself unexpectedly and leads to the four main characters investigating the mystery. This culminates in their visit to Banbury, Oxfordshire.
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A Series of Events at Huxley Castle based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Maybe the expectations were too high, but I kept waiting for something to happen and nothing really did. Very disappointed. The story line did not move well and the main character became annoying near the end. Great title, bad story.