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Garth Nix - Author

About the Author

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.

 

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Monster

Monster

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Since moving to the town of Portland, many bizarre things have happened to Jaide and Jack Shield. The twins have discovered their own magical powers and have seen how they can go horribly wrong. They have met cats who talk and humans who keep silent about deep, dark secrets. And they have begun their fight against a deadly force known as The Evil. Still, Jaide and Jack have yet to meet the strangest resident of Portland. Its a creature that comes out only at night, a beast that defies human description. Jaide and Jack have never seen it...but theyre about to. And when they do, destruction and disaster wont be too far away. Magic. Monsters. Terror. TROUBLETWISTERS.

Confusion of Princes

Confusion of Princes

Author: Garth Nix Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2012

You'd think being a Prince in a vast intergalactic empire would be about as good as it gets. Particularly when Princes are faster, smarter, and stronger than normal humans. Not to mention being mostly immortal.But it isn't as great as it sounds. Princes need to be hard to killas Khemri learns the minute he becomes onefor they are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Every Prince wants to become Emperor, and the surest way to do so is to kill, dishonor, or sideline any potential competitor. There are rules, but as Khemri discovers, rules can be bent and even broken.There are also mysteries. Khemri is drawn into the hidden workings of the Empire and is dispatched on a secret mission. In the ruins of space battle he meets a young woman, called Raine, who challenges his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.But Khemri is a Prince, and even if he wanted to leave the Empire behind, there are forces there that have very definite plans for his future. . . .

Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures

Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures

Author: Garth Nix Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2011

Sir Hereward. Knight, artillerist, swordsman. Mercenary for hire. Ill-starred lover. 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-dimensional entities, more commonly known as gods or godlets. Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz. Travellers. Adventurers. Godslayers . . . For the first time, the two award-winning novellas and a short story featuring Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz's exploits are gathered together in a single volume. From the New York Times-bestselling writer Garth Nix, author of The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen), Shade's Children, The Seventh Tower series, The Keys to the Kingdom series and Troubletwisters (with Sean Williams). Reader Advisory: Though some of Garth Nix's books and stories are for children, this one is not. It is for adult readers.

Troubletwisters

Troubletwisters

Author: Garth Nix, Sean Williams Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Jaide and Jack Shields lives are changing in a very, very strange way. The weather is turning against them. Magical disasters occur when theyre around. And a mysterious explosion has just destroyed their house . . . from the inside. Without knowing why, the twins are stolen away to live with Grandma X a relative theyve never, ever met. At Grandma Xs house, things are even stranger. Weather vanes point in the opposite direction of the wind. Doors appear and disappear. Cats talk. Jaide and Jack Shield dont know the reason behind all this strangeness. They dont know that theyre troubletwisters, and that they must defend the world against a dark, evil force. The time has come for them to discover the truth and the powers that come with the truth. Are they ready?

The Violet Keystone

The Violet Keystone

Author: Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

The sixth and final adventure in the thrilling fantasy series from award-winning author Garth Nix. Tal and Milla are only one step away from death, while the evil that has controlled their world for so long is about to triumph. If the Veil is lifted, nothing can save the Dark World. Their one glimmer of hope is to confront the monster Sharrakor and regain the Violet keystone. But first they must climb up to the highest levels and find their way into the Seventh Tower...

Lord Sunday

Lord Sunday

Author: Garth Nix Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2010

On the seventh day, there was a choice.The house is falling apart, and when it is destroyed, all existence will be destroyed with it. Arthur Penhaligon and his friends Leaf and Suzy are caught in the chaos, separated by events but drawn together in their fight to survive. They must use every power at their disposal magical or practical to defeat the enemies attacking them from all sides.For Arthur, the biggest challenge comes from Lord Sunday, the most elusive of the Trustees of the Will. Lord Sunday's magic is unlike any Arthur has encountered before and his secrets have the potential to destroy not only Arthur but also the people he holds most dear. On Monday, Arthur Penhaligon was just an ordinary boy thrust into an extraordinary situation. From Tuesday to Saturday, he emerged as the Rightful Heir to the Architect who created everything within the House. Now, on Sunday, he will face a choice of astonishing proportions the remarkable conclusion to a completely unforeseen adventure.

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