Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories (Abhorsen #3.5)

 
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Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories (Abhorsen #3.5)
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July 05, 2005
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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 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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Several short stories with a touch of fantasy in each!
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A collection of short stories by the author of Sabriel and the Seventh Tower series. Nix has compiled a bunch of short things hes published in magazines and other collections into his own collection. The first story is the longest, and it is a short tale of the Abhorsen, so fans of Sabriel will pick this up for that alone. The other stories cover a variety of genres, as hes been asked to write certain things for certain magazines, but they all have a touch of fantasy to them. Each story has an introduction from Nix, setting the background and giving some hints to what he was thinking when he wrote the story. I enjoyed all of the stories, some more than others, and have to warn you that one is a bit more sexual in nature than the others, so this would need to go in a young adult collection.
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Several short stories with a touch of fantasy in each!
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A collection of short stories by the author of Sabriel and the Seventh Tower series. Nix has compiled a bunch of short things hes published in magazines and other collections into his own collection. The first story is the longest, and it is a short tale of the Abhorsen, so fans of Sabriel will pick this up for that alone. The other stories cover a variety of genres, as hes been asked to write certain things for certain magazines, but they all have a touch of fantasy to them. Each story has an introduction from Nix, setting the background and giving some hints to what he was thinking when he wrote the story. I enjoyed all of the stories, some more than others, and have to warn you that one is a bit more sexual in nature than the others, so this would need to go in a young adult collection.
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