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Across the Wall by Garth Nix
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Jun 22, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult, 2012

I just want to start off by saying that I'm sad there are no more Abhorsen books. This book is a collection of short stories written by Nix. He is such a great story teller and I will miss the Old Kingdom.

With that being said, this book was a delight and change of pace from his former books. We get a sneak peak at the author's writing career through the collections of his short stories. Each one was composed at a different stage in the author's life and is prefaced by an explanation into the story's origin. In this collection we not only get a tale from the Old Kingdom but stories of electric passion, western justice, and cavalier adventures. Nix cannot get away from his fantasy roots; however, since each tale is sprinkled with something mystical or fantastical.

The first short story in the book is a tale about Nic from the Abhorsen trilogy. It leaves many hanging ends and leaves me hoping he will take up the tale of the Old Kingdom again soon.

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