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To Hold the Bridge: A Tale of the Old Kingdom and Other Stories
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Garth Nix
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To Hold the Bridge: A Tale of the Old Kingdom and Other Stories

Garth Nix


Allen & Unwin

Fantasy » Short Stories Fantasy;
Fantasy » Magic;
Fantasy » Sword & Sorcery;
Fantasy » Mythological Creatures, People & Places;
Fantasy » Young Adult;
Young Adult » Young Adult Fantasy


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A collection of Garth Nix's best new short stories, featuring a diverse cast of characters - protectors, travellers, warriors - and ranging across various vividly evoked worlds and times. The title novella, 'To Hold the Bridge', is a brilliant tale set in the Old Kingdom of Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen and Clariel.

By:   Garth Nix
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
Weight:   430g
ISBN:   9781743316559
ISBN 10:   1743316550
Series:   Old Kingdom
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   May 2015
Recommended Age:   From 14
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

  • Winner of Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Collection 2015.
  • Winner of Aurealis Awards - Best Collection 2015 (Australia)
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