Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures (Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz)
Mister Fitz. Puppet, sorcerer, loremaster. Practitioner of arcane arts now mostly and thankfully forgotten. Former nursemaid to Hereward.
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz. Agents of the Council of the Treaty for the Safety of the World, charged with the location and removal of listed extra-dimen ...more
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When I think of Garth Nix I think of excellent fantasy literature for children, but Nix writes for adults, too. Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures is a collection of three previously published stories about a knight and artillerist named Sir Hereward and a magically animated puppet called Mr. Fitz. The duo works for the Council for the Saftey of the World and they’ve taken a vow to hunt down and extermina ...more
In these three stories, Sir Hereward, and his companion/tutor/nanny/animated puppet/sidekick Mister Fitz travel the world to search ...more
And it was through researching that review, that I first encountered the idea that there were more than one story about our lovely pair. I ran off eagerly to find the prequel of "Sir Hereward and Mr. Fitz Go To War Again", and ...more
Garth Nix seems to like to have guns in his settings, rather than going for the old sword-and-sorcery (not that swords are missing here - this is basically late-Renaissance technology, with wheel-lock pistols). Sir Hereward is an artillerist, and several things go satisfactorily boom.
The rather creepy and precise so ...more
That is the basic description of "Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures," short stories set in a high fantasy world of guns, godlets and magic. This is darker material than most of Nix's other works, but it still has that wicked sense of humor and innovative style -- and it leaves you craving mo ...more
I first ran across Garth Nix in a public library, in the shape of his Abhorsen series. I thought it was great, and was surprised to find that other people already knew about it. In any case, when I bought a new Nook, I ended up with a 'free' credit to spend, and I looked around for some cheap reads. This book was one of them.
I liked the stories. The characters are engaging, the setup is straightforward, and...more
All three are good in their own way. The first is the intro to the characters, and gives the back story. The second is the grand adventure. The last is something of a filler episode (if you think in terms of episodic releases), but is still very fun.
The characters are fleshed out and believable, the stories flow smoothly, and the writing is top notch.
For anyone looking for more: "F ...more
I'm such a rabid fan that I'll buy anything at all if it contains one of their stories.
I've made my friends sit down so I could read them Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz stories. Normally they could hate me for it, but instead they thanked me, bought me dinner, added me to their wills, and offered me their immortal souls (I politely declined).
I only deal in immortal souls when there's another Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz st ...more
I really enjoyed this darker side of Garth Nix, I love his Abhorsen trilogy and Keys to the Kingdoms series, but these tales and more adult characters were wonderful. I must admit I listened to Nix read a section of an adventure at a Science Fiction Convention and when I discovered it was going to be released in print I jumped on the list for a ...more
Nix's short stories have been hit or miss for me in the past. At his ...more
One doesn't have to know anything about Sir Hereward or Mister Fitz to read these three strange tales, but there is no doubt any reader who picks up this book will immediately seek out more.
Hereward and Fitz are two singular characters, with a background that sounds complicated and dangerous. They interact with the world as if they aren't really part of it, yet seem to be getting into endless scrapes and involvements in it.
I thoroughly enjoyed the three tales in the book, without any previou ...more
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures by Garth Nix
Why I read it: I went on a bit of a Garth Nix wander when I was finally able to start buying books for my Kindle last year, and this was relatively cheap, looked interesting, and I hadn’t heard of it before, so I picked it up! I only read it now because of other books coming in between, plus I wanted to build up sufficiently to finally reading To Hold the Bridge.
What I thought: Very ...more
As for myself, I wanted to fall in love, because I love the plot descriptions of other books he has written, but the writing never clicked for me. There were times I felt like I was reading a wordy high fantasy and I caught myself skipping a couple o ...more
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz go to war again,
Beyond the sea gate ...more
It if had been longer, I think I would have enjoyed it more. It seemed a little dull without the chance to build up to what happened, and basically seemed like it was still a work in progre ...more