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Seventh Tower #03: Aenir

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ISBN13: 9780439176842
ISBN10: 0439176840
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Bestselling author Garth Nix's amazing Seventh Tower series is back--now with a great new look!

The dream world Aenir is not a safe place. One wrong step can lead to danger, entrapment...or death. Tal and Milla must fight their way through this shifting landscape. They are searching for the Codex, a magical object that will decide the fate of their worlds. Many creatures stand in their way--from the cloud-flesh Storm Shepherds to a swarm of venomous Waspwyrms to a horrifying figure named Hazror. Tal and Milla cannot leave Aenir without the Codex. But finding it might endanger them more than they've ever dreamed...

Synopsis:

Castle society is based on the order that the Underfolk are servants to the Chosen, the Spiritshadows are bound to humans, and Icecarl warriors are an outside threat to the order. Tai and Milla, with the help of two Spiritshadows from the dreamworld of Aenir, and a fierce band of Underfolk rebels, must uncover a dark conspiracy.

About the Author

Garth Nix is the New York Times best-selling author of the Seventh Tower series, as well as the acclaimed novels SABRIEL, LIRAEL, and ABHORSEN. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.

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Shoshana, March 29, 2007 (view all comments by Shoshana)
+ Excellent world-building and character development, use of previous foreshadowing and further foreshadowing

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The third in the series. Though still picaresque at times, the action now coalesces around some central concerns. At the level of the characters' preoccupations, both Tal and Milla have quests to fulfill, and dreams of their own power and failure to contend with. At the level of the story, both characters continue to become more distinct, more differentiated, and more complex. An important theme is that of surpassing one's parents and community in skills and knowledge. Both shift their roles and take on aspects of each other's culture. Both draw on previous knowledge (here, moreso Tal, though in the previous volume it was Milla).

Nix fills in some information about this world's history, which is not only absorbing but central to the plot. He manages a great deal of exposition in ways that do not interrupt the narrative. The reader, Tal, and Milla learn about parallels and connections in their people's histories. At the same time, the protagonists both become more similar, and retain their own characters Milla's logic and thinking are distinct from Tal's. Tal learns more about his family, Milla learns more about her ancestors, and Master Sushin lurks in the background, an excelent villain.

The binding of the Spiritshadows is evocative of the relationship between magicians and demons in Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy; the evocation of a dimly-seen and grand ancient history is similar to Brin's in Glory Season. I'm looking forward to book 4.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439176842
Author:
Rawlings, Steve
Publisher:
Lucas Books
Illustrator:
Rawlings, Steve
Author:
Rawlings, Steve
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Seventh Tower (Paperback)
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Castle society is based on the order that the Underfolk are servants to the Chosen, the Spiritshadows are bound to humans, and Icecarl warriors are an outside threat to the order. Tai and Milla, with the help of two Spiritshadows from the dreamworld of Aenir, and a fierce band of Underfolk rebels, must uncover a dark conspiracy.
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