Synopses & Reviews
One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets. This is another thrilling, triumphantly imaginative series from Garth Nix, the best-selling author of The Seventh Tower, Sabriel, and Lirael.
"[M]agic splashes across virtually every page....With a likeable unlikely hero, fast-paced plotting and a plethora of mystical oddities...this series is sure to garner a host of fans." Publishers Weekly
"The first in a seven part series for middle graders is every bit as exciting and suspenseful as the author's previous young adult novels. Readers will eagerly anticipate the sequels." School Library Journal
"This first book ends at the tick of midnight on Tuesday, and the reader is more than ready for the six books that will follow." Deirdre Root, KLIATT
"The opening prologue is a bit on the obscure side, but encourage any dubious readers to get beyond it because this novel is a fresh, original start to an exciting new fantasy series." Donna Scanlon, VOYA
New York Times bestselling author Garth Nix creates a magical world and an intriguing mystery in this suspenseful new series.
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.