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Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories - Community Reviews back

by Garth Nix
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Nemo @ The Moonlight Library
Nemo @ The Moonlight Library rated it 3 years ago
This is a review of just the novella in this collection, 'Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case'. It is not a review of the complete book.It’s six months after the combined magic of the Charter defeated the Destoryer, and Nick is back in Ancelstierre, reluctantly attending a house party on beh...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Even the stories that I didn't like as much were good, this has several great stories, particularly the Abhorsen story. Well recommended particularly if you're a fan or looking for a taster.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 7 years ago
Even the stories that I didn't like as much were good, this has several great stories, particularly the Abhorsen story.Well recommended particularly if you're a fan or looking for a taster.
Something clever I'll change later
Something clever I'll change later rated it 7 years ago
Not a bad collection, all things considered. I went into it expecting a collection of stories from The Old Kingdom - Abhorsen based stories. Instead, only the first story, "The Creature in the Case", takes place in that world. We follow old Nicholas Sayre on a brief adventure, that left me wanting o...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 7 years ago
A re-read - due to my somehow forgetting to mark down that I'd read the book, and finding another copy at the thrift store for $1. The stories are good enough that I didn't mind re-reading. Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case — This story features characters from the 'Abhorsen' series, bu...
cindywho
cindywho rated it 8 years ago
One last dip into the land outside of the Kingdom of the Abhorsen. I was worried I didn't remember enough from the trilogy and I also missed having Tim Curry read it to me. The story was fine as a vehicle for Sam to make it back to the Kingdom. The other stories were hit or miss, but all short. ...
shadrachanki
shadrachanki rated it 9 years ago
I will admit that "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case" was my primary reason for picking up this book. I wanted more stories based in the Old Kingdom and/or Ancelstierre. My only real complaint is that the story isn't long enough; I would love to see another novel (or two or three!).The oth...
Osho
Osho rated it 13 years ago
An all right but somewhat disappointing collection from the author of the Abhorsen trilogy. The title is misleading; the novella to which it refers is about Nicholas Sayre and the Abhorsen is not in evidence. It's a fine novella if you've read the triology; without that background, it would be mysti...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 14 years ago
I adore the neighboring worlds of the Old Kingdom and Ancelstierre. The Old Kingdom is a darkly fantastical world in which magic not only exists, but is necessary to keep demons trapped past the Nine Gates of death. On its border lies Ancelstierre, which seems both terribly old-fashioned and very mo...
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