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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (25 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007261225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007261222
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 worked in a bookshop and then moved to Sydney. There he sank lower into the morass of the publishing industry, steadily devolving from sales rep through publicist until in 1991 he became a senior editor with a major multinational publisher. After a period travelling in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia in 1993, he left publishing to work as a marketing communications consultant . In 1999 he was lured back to the publishing world to become a part-time literary agent. He now lives in Sydney, a five-minute walk from Coogee Beach, with his wife Anna, son Thomas, and lots of books.

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Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing’Hail the Conquering Hero Comes’ or possibly’Roll Out the Barrel’. Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra (the federal capital) and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat-up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter. He is now an award-winning author and one of the most influential names in contemporary fantasy.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 July 2005
Format: Paperback
Things get more intense in "Above the Veil," a pivotal point in Garth Nix's Seventh Tower series. New alliances are forged, new information is found, and the endangered Milla takes the biggest risk of her life. While not quite the most gripping, this book hints at future apocalyptic events further on in the series.

Tal and Milla have just returned to Aenir, and end up falling in with a group of rebel Underfolk, who are determined to rise above the nasty caverns where they live. He also finds Jarnil, a blinded Chosen who was thought to be dead, and the ringleader of the rebels. With his help -- and the discovery that the Codex is wandering around the Castle.

Elsewhere. Milla leaves the Castle to return to the Icecarls. Since she now has a Spiritshadow, she knows that they will kill her. However, the Crones come to a decision about Milla that will change their culture forever. And at the Castle, Tal and the belligerent Underfolk Crow uncover the secrets of the Keystones -- a secret guarded by the inhuman Sushin.

"Above the Veil" is one of those books that serves mainly to set up the action of future novels. Garth Nix's creepy fantasy elements and taut writing keep it from being one long boring infodump. And by the ending, some very important events have taken place.

Nix also reveals more about the Underfolk, and their lives as semi-slaves under the Castle, as well as the natural resentment they have toward the privileged Chosen. Nix's intense writing is well-suited to scenes like Milla being attacked by a fellow Icecarl, or our heroes being attacked by venomous water spiders. There are a few moments of comedy, usually from Uncle Ebbitt, but not many.

Tal and Milla have both changed dramatically.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By mara_jade_sheri@hotmail.com on 31 May 2001
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Even tho this set of books is aimed at kids i love them and so do many of my friends as well as my 9 year old neice. Garth nix has found a way of releasing your imagination in these books, there are twists which you dont expect and a story you cant help get into. the charcters have their own personalities and their own back ground which gives to a great story which you cant wait to read. this book expands out from the others in the series as Milla and Tal have to move their own ways to save everything they believe in. In this book Tal and Milla are joined by others on their quest and the story spreads out to take the points of view of others for the events in motion.
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This book is part of a series and moves along at a good pace. Needs to be read as part of the set, not stand alone. Garth Nix is a very imaginative children's author. Will encourage more children to read.
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By Amazon Customer on 18 Sept. 2010
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Great book, easy to read, and hard to put down. Left me wanting more so much that I logged onto Amazon and ordered the next book straight away!
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By Faye on 30 Jun. 2011
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This is a great series by Garth Nix and though it is aimed and younger readers I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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