To Hold the Bridge

A tale of the Old Kingdom and other stories

Garth Nix
AUD $19.99
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A collection of Garth Nix's best short stories, featuring a diverse cast of characters - protectors, travellers, warriors - ranging across vividly evoked worlds and times.

Far to the north of the magical Old Kingdom, the Greenwash Bridge Company has been building a bridge for almost a hundred years. It is not an easy task, for many dangers threaten the bridge builders, from nomad raiders to Free Magic sorcerers. Despite the danger, Morghan wants nothing more than to join the Bridge Company as a cadet. But the company takes only the best, the most gifted Charter mages, and trains them hard. For the night might come when even an untried young cadet must hold the bridge alone against the most devastating of foes .

Also included in this remarkable collection are eighteen short stories that showcase Nix's versatility as he adds a fantastical twist on an array of genres including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery and adventure.

'The reader's absorption into the intrigue, magic and dazzling richness of the worlds and characters created by Nix is irresistible pleasure' - Australian Review of Books

Author bio:

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously 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, Abhorsen and Clariel; the dystopian novel Shade's Children; the space opera A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt's Emerald. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence; the Keys to the Kingdom series; and the Troubletwisters series and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties (co-written with Sean Williams). 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 forty languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.

Category: Fantasy
ISBN: 9781743316559
Awards: Winner, Aurealis Awards - Best Collection, 2015
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: June 2015
Page Extent: 496
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fantasy

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