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by Mark Victor Hansen,Deborah Reber,Garth Nix

Download Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories ePub
  • ISBN 1439547904
  • ISBN13 978-1439547908
  • Language English
  • Author Mark Victor Hansen,Deborah Reber,Garth Nix
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  • Category Teenagers
  • Subcategory Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Size ePub 1450 kb
  • Size Fb2 1951 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 621

Must-have short story collection by Garth Nix, containing thirteen stories all introduced by the author himself. ACROSS THE WALL brings together an eclectic mix of Garth Nix's writing spanning several years. The opening story is the 2005 World Book Day novella and Old Kingdom story NICHOLAS SAYRE AND THE CREATURE IN THE CASE, winner of two prestigious Aurealis Awards. The rest of the collection 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 generous dollop of Nix's own wry humour. Plus! A final bonus section of frequently asked questions for which Garth Nix supplies vital answers.

Garth has written numerous short stories, some of which are collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge. I absolutely love Garth Nix, and for a period of time I greedily read any of his books I could get my desperate hands on, especially those relating to the Old Kingdom

Garth has written numerous short stories, some of which are collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge. He has also cowritten several children’s book series with Sean Williams, including TroubleTwisters and Have Sword, Will Travel. You can find him online at ww. arthnix. I absolutely love Garth Nix, and for a period of time I greedily read any of his books I could get my desperate hands on, especially those relating to the Old Kingdom. I own a few of Garth's Nix books and thirst for more.

Across the Wall book. The only story I liked was his Arthurian retelling of the Lady of the Lake. The other stories are pretty terrible, unfocused and uninteresting. Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the Wall.

Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Australian writer Garth Nix, which return to the setting of his popular Old Kingdom series.

Must-have short story collection by Garth Nix, containing thirteen stories all introduced . A final bonus section of frequently asked questions for which Garth Ni. .

Must-have short story collection by Garth Nix, containing thirteen stories all introduced by the author himself. ACROSS THE WALL brings together an eclectic mix of Garth Nix’s writing spanning several years. The opening story is the 2005 World Book Day novella and Old Kingdom story NICHOLAS SAYRE AND THE CREATURE IN THE CASE, winner of two prestigious Aurealis Awards. The rest A final bonus section of frequently asked questions for which Garth Nix supplies vital answers. A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories.

Across the Wall brings together an electic mix of Garth Nix’s writing spanning several years, beginning with the .

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 nture 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.

A collection of fantasy short stories plus a novella that is set in the world of the Abhorsen trilogy

A collection of fantasy short stories plus a novella that is set in the world of the Abhorsen trilogy. Nicholas Sayre and the creature in the case - Under the lake - Charlie Rabbit - From the lighthouse - The hill - Lightning Bringer - Down to the Scum Quarter - Heart's desire - Hansel's eyes - Hope chest - My new really epic fantasy series - Three roses.

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Across the Wall : A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories. Presents a collection of fantasy short stories plus a ed novella that is set in the world of the Abhorsen trilogy, showcasing the author's versatility and mastery of character and form. Format Book 400 pages. Publication date 11 Aug 2008. Publisher Paw Prints.

ACROSS THE WALL is a collection of the author's previously published short stories. Garth Nix is a great writer. He is one of the most inventive writers in the fantasy genre today (the Abhorsen trilogy is a testimony to this). His plots are much different from other plots; he isn't using the same worn-out story lines.

Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories Abhorsen Series Extra/Companion Book Author: Garth Nix. Book Info. Published on July 5, 2005. 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.

Talk about Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories


Frostdefender
Most people who don't like this book are simply salty because they thought it would be a series of stories continuing the Abhorsen books. (Admittedly, the cover and title are misleading.) In reality this book is a collection of short stories and miscellany written by Garth Nix, and only the first of these stories is in the Abhorsen world.

While I was initially only interested in the first story - Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case - I found several others that I loved and left me hungry for more. There were some I was less interested in, and at least one I didn't care for. But one that has really stuck with me was Hope Chest - I couldn't set it down.
Clonanau
I'll admit it, I bought this primarily to read the first story "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case". I was fresh off my read of Abhorsen and I wanted more, dang it! It was indeed, a good little novella. And not the only one I enjoyed in this anthology.

I also liked "Charlie Rabbit" which explores the terror of small children alone in a war zone, "Under the Lake" & "Hearts Desire" which are an interesting and chilling re-imagining of a certain figure in authoritarian legend, and an explanation and detailing of magic to patch up a plot hole respectively.

"Lightning Bringer" was good, and I feel could have been a novel of it's own right. It reminded me a lot of the far more recent "Doctor Sleep". And "Hope Chest" reminded me of the "Dark Tower" series or "The Talisman" in all the best ways. It too could have been a book in it's own right.

Honestly, every story in this anthology has something to offer, and none are too long either. Definitely recommended, especially if you like the Author. I blew through the whole collection in a matter of hours.
Opithris
If you've ever gotten one of those boxes of fancy chocolates, you've had the pleasure of picking through a variety of delectable treats. This collection of stories by Nix is rather like that - an assortment of different fantasy stories enlivened by Nix's sardonic humor, keen perception challenging the standard tropes of fantasy, and a display of sensitivity to the human condition. Each benefits from an intro by the author.

For fans of the Abhorsen trilogy, the first and longest tale in this collection is a must-read; it's a coda to the last book in the series describing Nicholas Sayre's determination to return to the Old Kingdom. It becomes critical rather quickly when Sayre uncovers an ancient free magic threat on the wrong side of the wall, and must do his best to deal with it while summoning help.

The rest of the stories are a bit shorter and cover different territory. Several don't fit into easy categories, but others do. Nix has a couple of different takes on the Arthurian universe, has a marvelous send up of the over-extended, over-plotted fantasy series that continue volume after volume, and comes up with a fun parody of the chose-your-own-story genre. There's also a pointed retelling of Hansel and Gretel for a more modern age, and a fantasy Western tale, which reminded me a bit of the Steven King's Dark Tower/Gunslinger series…

Enjoy!
nailer
I absolutely love Garth Nix, and for a period of time I greedily read any of his books I could get my desperate hands on, especially those relating to the Old Kingdom. I own a few of Garth's Nix books and thirst for more. The build of this particular book is quite nice, thick and relatively short, making it excellent for stowing in a bag. The cover art is unique and beautiful, as all his covers are. This book currently holds a place of honor in my room, where it resides on top of a pile of other books. A few of his other books are placed in similar spots among my other books. I love my book, and I have been meaning to re-read it for a long time. I would recommend buying this book, and I would again should the need arise. Overall, it's an excellent book, by an excellent author, for an excellent price.
Levion
The title led me to hope that this would be a collection with short stories from The Old Kingdom. Alas, I only found one such tale (it being one that I already own as a stand-alone). It's a mixed bag of stories with introductions for each - some are excellent, some less so.
Kirinaya
This collection of short stories was interesting. There were definitely a few that made me wish they'd been developed into longer tales, and "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case," makes me so very ready for the release of "Goldenhand". Thank you, Garth Nix, for giving us a peek into your imagination!
Syleazahad
This author has been my favorite for the past 15 years. He created an amazing fantasy with an enticing twist on necromancy and an enthralling new world with a complete and elegant magic system, round and compelling character, beautiful and strong leading ladies, and two distinct worlds that I have happily got lost in time and time again. I cannot praise the Author enough. If you love Fantasy, you will love his books!
When I read the first story, I was glad that they gave us some info on what happened to Nick after the events of "Abhorsen". The other stories were interesting as well; though I do hope they make another book that includes Nick and the other characters from The Abhorsen Trilogy.