Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare
Don't miss The Rise of the Guardians, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters November 2012. Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St. North—a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary. Like any swashbuckling young warrior, North seeks treasure and... show more
Don't miss The Rise of the Guardians, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters November 2012. Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St. North—a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary. Like any swashbuckling young warrior, North seeks treasure and adventure, leading him to the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen, said to be home to the greatest treasure in all the East, and to an even greater wizard, Ombric Shalazar. But when North arrives, legends of riches have given way to terrors of epic proportions! North must decide whether to seek his fortune...or save the village. When our rebellious hero gets sucked into the chaos (literally), the fight becomes very personal. The Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings are ruling the night, owning the shadows, and sending waves of fear through all of Santoff Clausen. For North, this is a battle worth fighting...and, he’s not alone. There are five other Guardians out there. He only has to find them in time.
Publish date: October 4th 2011
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: The Guardians (#1)
I adore magical origin stories. When I saw the movie Rise of the Guardians a few years back now for the first time, I fell in love with the story and the characters. Especially the character of Pitch Black. He intrigued me as someone who was never truly evil. He just wanted to be believed in. As did...
Very cute and a lot of fun. Great for children.
This is vol. 1 in the series of books that eventually became Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians-- which I saw first and loved. This book focuses on how St. Nick became who he was and also sets the back story for the movie's main villain, Pitch, the Nightmare King, as well as lots of great world-buil...
*5 Stars* - This squeaked by but I’m glad it got 5 stars. Scorecard: (Out of 10)* Quality of Writing - 8* Pace - 7* Plot development - 8* Characters - 9* Enjoyability - 9* Insightfulness - 10* Ease of Reading - 8* Photos/Illustrations - 10Final Score: 69/80 = 86%A solid story that brought great enjo...