Dark Alchemy by Garth Nix, Eoin Colfer, Neil Gaiman

Dark Alchemy

Written by Garth Nix, Eoin Colfer, Neil Gaiman

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Prepare to be mesmerised by this spellbinding collection of brand new stories by some of the masters of modern fantasy. It will be enjoyed by readers of all ages and is guaranteed to raise the pulse and quicken the heartbeat. You don’t have to be a fantasy buff to enjoy this selection. In fact, if you’ve never read fantasy before then there’s no better way to start than to sample a range of the top writers writing today. From dark graveyards to great halls, with witches and wizards and lonely souls, these startling and original stories weave a magic all of their own.


Dark Alchemy by Garth Nix, Eoin Colfer, Neil Gaiman

Wizards and witches have lived in the human imagination for centuries. From ancient to modern times they have held great power in our literary lives. Here for a brand new audience is a collection of electrifying stories that show us benign and evil, ambivalent and determined characters that will stalk our imaginations and thoughts for some time to come.

Stories by the foremost fantasy writers working today including: Garth Nix, Eoin Colfer, Neil Gaiman, Tad Williams, Tanith Lee and Orson Scott Card among others.


'Dark Alchemy collects together stories of magic from some of the masters of fantasy fiction ... All in all, a great mix'

'This is a very good collection indeed ... the stories ... are well told, and more than a few are beautifully written'

'Dark Alchemy is sure to send your imagination into overdrive'

'Perfect for spiriting away a dull bus journey'

About the Author

Garth Nix: Garth Nix was born in 1963 and grew up in Canberra, Australia. After taking his degree in professional writing from the University of Canberra, he slowly sank into the morass of publishing industry, steadily devolving from sales rep through publicist, until in 1991 he became a senior editor witha major multinational publisher. After a period in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in 1993, he left publishing to work as a marketing communications consultant. In 1999, he waas lured back to the publishing world to become a part-time literary agent. He now lives in Sydney, five-minute walk from Coogee Beach, with his wife, Anna, and lots of books.

Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop and his first book, Benny and Omar, appeared in 1999 and instantly achieved bestselling status in Ireland. Eoin's most famous books are the incomparable Artemis Fowl series but he has written some excellent one off novels such as The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World.

Neil Gaiman: Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.

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544 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

1st September 2008




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