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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (3 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007261195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007261192
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[Garth Nix is] the coolest read in the playground.” Amanda Craig

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 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 with his wife and two children.


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I agree with the previous reviewer. Despite wishing that it had as much to offer as the Abhorsen trilogy, the story was enough to keep me reading and I read the whole book in one day. It's much thinner than the Abhorsen books and I found myself wishing the series hadn't been cut up into so many different books.

The characters lack some depth. Milla comes across as a blood thirsty teenager, but i'm sure there's more to her than that and this will be revealed in the subsequent books. I doubt someone who can write Sabriel and Lirael so well (as in the Abhorsen trilogy) would give us a one dimensional female character now.

I've seen reviews of the second book and it looks like things rev up quite a lot. Shame we have to wait for October to have it published in the UK. I'm keen to know the next part of the adventure.

I would recommend you buy this book, but perhaps wait until more of the series has come out.

Update: Set 08 - I decided not to wait for the UK publication of the remaining books, so I bought them all in America and had them shipped over. My verdict? Not in the same league as the Abhorsen trilogy but still very good indeed. I read the remaining 5 books of the series in a week. The plots and characters develop very well - Enjoy!
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I've already read this entire series. I was in America a couple of years ago and bought all six books in two volumes. You'll be pleased to that whilst it is not in the same league as the Abhorsen trilogy, it does improve as Garth Nix reveals more of the back story about the Sunstones and the Spiritshadows and the past of the Castle of Seven. The characters develop more and you actually begin to care about them and what happens to them. I recommend that even if you're unsure about this one, stick with it, they do get much better
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By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE on 15 May 2013
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I stumbled upon this and was immediately enticed by the captivating cover artwork. I read the write-up and it sounded like a book I would enjoy. I did see that it was part of a series of books (which is not normally my cup of tea) but this did not deter.

The story gets off to a cracking and imaginative start, and about halfway through I'd already decided I wanted to purchase the whole series - but hadn't ordered them. Just as well, because as I got to the last quarter or so (which is quite a lot of pages in a short novel like this) I thought the story began to lose pace rapidly, and much of what was written I found insignificant in comparison to the rest of the story I'd read... I'm not keen on relationships that constantly swing between love and hate - like that of a man and woman in a tale of romance, or as in this case; a boy and a girl who clearly do not like each other, yet help each other. I just don't take to this kind of scenario.

I've since decided to put my purchasing of the rest of the series on hold for now, and have a cool off period and see if I want to come back to them some time in the future. As a result, as I started I felt certain to give this read five stars but have now changed my mind - particularly as this does not contain a proper ending which means you are `compelled' to purchase the next one in order to redeem any meaning to it... I do prefer at least for a book to stand on its own and to decide for myself if I want to follow a serial or not...
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I heard this book wasn't as good as sabriel etc. It wasn't but still an awesome book, seriously so easy to read, hard to put down, really good read!!

I feel the books could be put into one because i feel he ended the first book to soon but carrys it on in the second so i cant complain!!

If you love Garth Nix then buy this book, you wont be dissapointed, i wasn't at all!!!
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This is a fine and creative tale. Nix creates a believable fantasy world and populates it with compelling characters in the Castle. Then, he switches gears to create an equally complex environment and set of characters for our hero to find when he leaves the confines of the Castle. The story has fine twists and turns, and great action on both an individual scale and on a more epic scale.

The problem is, this is not a six book worthy story. If you are really a fan of these characters and this story, it's certainly fine to read all six books. If time or money is at a premium, you can actually read book one, ("The Fall"), book two, ("Castle"), and book six, ("The Violet Keystone"), and follow everything perfectly well. Then you can move on to other great Nix books, like the Keys to the Kingdom series.
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Like his other long-running 'Keys to The Kingdom' series, 'The Seventh Tower' is a great concept stretched over too many books. Consequently, the first three books are great, but the story begins to lose steam thereafter and falls a little flat towards the end. Although not nearly as formulaic and predictable as 'Keys to the Kingdom', this series is spread a little too thin, and could have been condensed into a trilogy.

It seems that Nix's books are more successful when he writes for a slightly older audience. Case in point - the emotionally charged and chilling 'Shade's Children', and of course the incomparable Abhorsen trilogy.

Having said that, this is still Garth Nix and therefore more than worth the read, though perhaps more enjoyable for younger readers.
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