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   Homeward Bounders, The, by Diana Wynne Jones  
 
  Novel, first publication in April 1981 , latest edition in April 2002
 
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      If he finds the right world, Jamie can get Home again.

    When Jamie stumbled upon the powerful Them playing Their mysterious games, They threw him out to the Boundaries of the worlds. Since then, he's been yanked from world to world, doomed to wonder in hope of one day finding his way back to his own city.

    Bit by bit, though, Jamie realizes there are rules They have to play by. He formsan alliance with two other lost Homeward Bounders -- bitter, powerful Helen and demon-hunter Joris -- and takes a desperate chance, hoping that the three wanders can find a way back to their home worlds at last.

     
     
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