Across the Wall

Across the Wall

A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories

Book - 2005
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From renowned fantasy author of the Old Kingdom series, Garth Nix, comes an entertaining collection of stories, including one Old Kingdom novella.

Across the Wall brings together an electic mix of Garth Nix's writing spanning several years, beginning with the novella set in the Old Kingdom, "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case," winner of two Aurealis Awards.

The collection also includes two tales inspired by Arthurian legend, a war story, a western, a traditional tale with a twist and a hilarious choose-your-own-adventure spoof. The volume is introduced by the author himself and, even better, so is each story--giving context, anecdotes and a glimpse into the exceptional mind of Garth Nix.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2005
ISBN: 9780060747152
Branch Call Number: FIC Nix
Characteristics: 415 p.


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Dec 04, 2010

Very, very good collection. Garth Nix is an amazing writer. I particularly liked the 'pick the paragraph' one.

AmeliaO Jul 30, 2010

A great collection of shirt stories that will be loved by any Nix fan.

I am generally not a short stories reader but I loved the characters and stories created by Nix in what is a fantastic companion to the Abhorsen series of fantasy novels.

Mar 09, 2010

I picked this up because I wasn't ready to leave Nix's Old Kingdom yet. It was completely worthwhile to just find out what happened to Nicholas Syre. Along the way I found myself surprised by "Under the Lake" and "Lightning Bringer". Nix has a great imagination, and it is fun to spend some time with it.

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Dec 30, 2010

shiehsamantha thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

AmeliaO Jul 30, 2010

AmeliaO thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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