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Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Storiesby Garth Nix
Synopses & Reviews
Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the Wall...
Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams, and he has come to realize that his destiny lies with them, in the Old Kingdom. But here in Ancelstierre, Nick faces an obstacle that is not entirely human, with a strange power that seems to come from Nicholas himself.
With "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case," Garth Nix continues to explore the magical world of the Abhorsen Trilogy. In additional short stories that range from two widely different takes on the Merlin myth to a gritty urban version of Hansel and Gretel and a heartbreaking story of children and war, Garth Nix displays the range and versatility that has made him one of today's leading writers of fantasy for readers of all ages.
"[A] grand fantasy adventure tale....Fans will eagerly anticipate this volume and find a nice range of writing from one of the leading fantasy writers at work today." Kirkus Reviews
"Readers of the author's bestselling Abhorsen trilogy will find themselves right at home in this horror/fantasy/mystery..." School Library Journal
"Garth Nix fans will enjoy the author's preface...which offers insight into his writing process, almost as much as the dozen tales offered in the collection..." Publishers Weekly
"Even less-experienced readers...will enjoy getting to know Nick on his own terms, unhampered by the evil influences of a body-stealing demon....Buy this with the understanding that the packaging will attract the full spectrum of Nix's fans, but that younger ones may get more than they bargained for." Booklist
Return to the world of the bestselling Abhorsen trilogy with this brand-new novella from Garth Nix. The book also includes 12 diverse short stories, from a grittily urban Hansel and Gretel tale to a heartbreaking story of children and war.
About the Author
Garth Nix grew up in Canberra, Australia. Besides being a full-time writer, he has worked as a sales rep, publicist, editor, marketing communications consultant, literary agent, and part-time soldier. He is the author of Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen, the books in the internationally bestselling Abhorsen trilogy, as well as Shade's Children and The Ragwitch. He now lives in Sydney, a five-minute walk from Coogee Beach, with his wife, Anna, his sons, Thomas and Edward, and lots of books.
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