The collected short stories of Garth Nix, including
a novella which follows on from the enthralling Old Kingdom fantasy
adventures of Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen.
Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the wall, back to the Old Kingdom. Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams. But here in Ancelstierre the charter is dormant, and before Nick can re-join his friends he must face one of the rarest and most dangerous of the Free Magic creatures: a creature that seems to draw power from Nicholas himself.
'Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case' opens this superb collection of short stories from Garth Nix, that range from classic fantasy to a gritty urban version of Hansel and Gretel, and an unusual take on the role of nature in matters of the heart.
Across the Wall displays the depth and versatility that have made Garth Nix one of today's leading fantasy writers, and a New York Times bestseller.
Garth Nix is the author of The Old Kingdom trilogy and the Keys to the Kingdom series
About The Author
Garth Nix has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth' s books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen; and the cult favourite YA SF novel Shad' s Children. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, and The Keys to the Kingdom series. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world; his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian and The Australian; and his work has been translated into 37 languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.
'This novel is great for any fan of fantasy, it is definitely a must buy for an Garth Nix fan. I personally give it 12 out of 10, and yes it's that good!'Chris, Year 10 Canberra student on YARA: www.goldcreek.act.edu.au/yara' a rare treat- short stories which really grab you, and ideas which echo in your mind long after you have finished reading.' MagpiesVol 20 ' engrossing and breathless'. SAETA NewsletterSummer 2006'Wicked stuff indeed In a word: mesmerising' weekend Gold Coast Bulletin24/09/05'richly imaginative' Reading TimeVol 50 No 1 Feb 2006
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: September 2005
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.1 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.304