Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
Candy Quackenbush's adventures in the amazing world of the Abarat are getting more strange by the hour. Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, has sent his henchman to capture her. Why? she wonders. What would Carrion want with a girl from Minnesota? And why is Candy beginning to feel that... show more
Candy Quackenbush's adventures in the amazing world of the Abarat are getting more strange by the hour. Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, has sent his henchman to capture her. Why? she wonders. What would Carrion want with a girl from Minnesota? And why is Candy beginning to feel that the world of Abarat is familiar to her? Why can she speak words of magic she doesn't even remember learning? There is a mystery here. And Carrion, along with his fiendish grandmother Mater Motley, suspects that whatever Candy is, she could spoil their plans to take control of the Abarat. Now Candy's companions must race against time to save her from the clutches of Carrion, and she must solve the mystery of her past before the forces of Night and Day clash and Absolute Midnight descends upon the islands. A final war is about to begin. And Candy is going to need to make some choices that will change her life forever ...
Publish date: September 21st 2004
Pages no: 489
Edition language: English
Series: Abarat (#2)
When I re-read Abarat, I read the mass-market paperback printing of the book. This wasn't really such a big deal; all the text from the original novel was there, so I wasn't missing any of the story. I was all set to move on to Days of Magic, Nights of War in the same fashion, but I stumbled acros...
Oh jeez, okay, this is the second book in the Abarat series. I had started it years ago, right after I had finished the first one. I should have reread the first one, but I didn't. While reading this one I found that I had to stop and try to remember who certain people were from the first book. Yet,...
Days of Magic, Nights of War is the book I had hoped Abarat would be – and then some!Abarat felt like an old fashioned travelogue, a book written solely to describe the people and the places that Candy encountered in her travels. Instead of advancing a story, the focus of each new chapter was seemin...