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Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories - Garth Nix
Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories
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Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the Wall, back to the Old Kingdom.Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams, and he has come to realize that his destiny lies there, along with all those he cares for. But here in Ancelstierre, far south of the Wall, the Charter is dormant, and... show more
Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the Wall, back to the Old Kingdom.Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams, and he has come to realize that his destiny lies there, along with all those he cares for. But here in Ancelstierre, far south of the Wall, the Charter is dormant, and among the obstacles Nick faces is one that is not entirely human, and which has 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 classic fantasy -- two widely different takes on the Merlin myth -- to a gritty urban version of Hansel and Gretel, to an unusual take on the role of nature in matters of love, and to a heartbreaking story of children and war, Garth Nix displays the range and versatility that have made him one of today's leading writers of fantasy for readers of all ages.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060747138 (0060747137)
Publisher: Eos
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
Series: Abhorsen
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Nemo @ The Moonlight Library
Nemo @ The Moonlight Library rated it
4.0 Desperate to get Across The Wall
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
4.0 Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories
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
4.0 Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories
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
3.0
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
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...
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