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Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures

Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures [Kindle Edition]

Garth Nix
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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.

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 177 KB
  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Nix Entertainment Pty Ltd (23 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IXSNY4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable Novella 23 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
You may only get three short/medium tales, but you do get two great characters. My only regret, is that there isn't more to read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Creepy 22 Oct 2013
By Susan D
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While the characters and stories are interesting, I have a hard time agreeing with the morals of them, especially the main character - the pointless murder without much care just jars. And I like everything else of Garth Nix's that I've read! But I'm not keen to read more about these guys.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The knight and the puppet 24 Feb 2014
If there's one thing you can expect from Garth Nix, it's fantasy that doesn't follow the usual cliches. After all, who else writes about a god-slaying mercenary and his sorcerous puppet sidekick?

That is the basic description of "Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures," short stories set in a high fantasy world of guns, godlets and magic. This is darker material than most of Nix's other works, but it still has that wicked sense of humor and innovative style -- and it leaves you craving more stories of the godlet-killing duo.

Sir Hereward is a wandering mercenary, accompanied by a sorcerous puppet that helps him in his work. But he's no ordinary man, and Mr. Fitz is no ordinary puppet -- the two of them are always in search of small-scale godlets that are "proscribed" as being harmful to the world.First the two arrive in the city of Shûme, presenting themselves to the local military as basic mercenaries. Hereward quickly offends a female soldier and ends up dragged into a duel, but it won't stop them from fulfilling their mission.

Then they join a pirate crew with the promise of a hidden treasure past the Sea Gate of the Scholar-Pirates of Sarsköe -- which is complicated by a beautiful, cursed pirate queen, who plans to kill Hereward if he is lying to her. Finally, a visit to a benevolent godlet's hospice goes horribly wrong when Hereward is approached by a malevolent being in disguise.

Most of Garth Nix's fiction is aimed at teenagers and kids, but "Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz" is aimed at a more adult crowd -- lots of bloody violence, implied sex and a character who also happens to be a cannibal.
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