- Author: Dianna Wynne Jones
The eldest of three, Sophie is destined to fail, should she choose to seek her fate. When she unknowingly attracts the attention of the Witch of the Waste, a spell is cast, turning her into an old woman. The only way to undo the enchantment is inside of the ever-moving Wizard Howl's castle. Sophie must struggle against the ruthless Howl, cut a deal with a fire demon and meet her enemy head-on.