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Publication Order of Old Kingdom Books

Sabriel (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lirael (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abhorsen (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creature in the Case (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clairel (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Hold the Bridge (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goldenhand (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terciel and Elinor (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Hold the Bridge is a short story within a collection.

Chronological Order of Old Kingdom Books

Publication Order of Have Sword, Will Travel Books

with Sean Williams
Have Sword, Will Travel (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let Sleeping Dragons Lie (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Left-Handed Booksellers of London Books

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sinister Booksellers of Bath (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Keys to the Kingdom Books

Publication Order of The Seventh Tower Books

Publication Order of Shade's Children Books

Shade's Children (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Spirit Animals Books

with Sean Williams
Blood Ties (With: Sean Williams) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Troubletwisters Books

with Sean Williams

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Ragwitch (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Confusion of Princes (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Newt's Emerald (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frogkisser! (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel Mage (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Fire Above, Fire Below (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dislocation Space (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Somewhat Mythic Sword (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sisters of Saint Nicola of The Almost Perpetual Motion vs the Lurch (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Across the Wall: Tales of the Old Kingdom and Beyond (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Beastly Beast: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Hold the Bridge (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Aussie Bites Books

Nathan And The Ice Rockets (By: Debra Oswald) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank & The Emergency Joke (By: Debra Oswald) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serena and the Sea Serpent (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank and the Secret Club (By: Debra Oswald) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The X-Files: Young Adult Books

Bad Sign (By: Neal Shusterman) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Calusari (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eve (By: Ellen Steiber) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Town (By: Eric Elfman) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empathy (By: Ellen Steiber) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fresh Bones (By: Les Martin) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Control (By: Cliff Nielsen,Everett Owens) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Host (By: Les Martin) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hungry Ghosts (By: Ellen Steiber) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Howlers (By: Everett Owens) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Matter (By: Easton Royce) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grotesque (By: Ellen Steiber) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quarantine (By: Les Martin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Regeneration (By: Everett Owens) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted (By: Ellen Steiber) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracle Man (By: Terry Bisson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Into Shadow Books

The Six Deaths of the Saint (By: Alix E. Harrow) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover (By: Tamsyn Muir) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
What the Dead Know (By: Nghi Vo) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden (By: Tomi Adeyemi) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Persephone (By: Lev Grossman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Mirror, Darkness (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Candles Are Burning (By: Veronica G. Henry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Fantastic Worlds(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love and Sex(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kids' Night In(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizards / Dark Alchemy(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Stories 2(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Feast(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fast Ships, Black Sails(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twenty-First Annual Collection(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Volume 4(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon Book(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of Australian Fantasy(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teeth: Vampire Tales(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happily Ever After(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts by Gaslight(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearie Tales(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogues(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 115(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Starlit Wood(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Swords: Part 1(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unicorn Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infinity Wars(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Sides of a Heart(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Magic(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edited By(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relics, Wrecks and Ruins(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Warcraft: Folk & Fairy Tales of Azeroth(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shapers of Worlds Volume II(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Garth Richard Nix is a highly talented Australian author born July 19th 1963. His pieces of art have made an impact in the lives of many young people across the globe. He specializes in children as well as young adult fantasy type of novels. He has been doing well to shape his career as a talented writer who despising all odds made it to the list of the most creative, highly oriented and gifted writers of the modern times. His style is unique and so much influential. Many young people believe that his name is a pseudonym, but he keeps responding to the question that it sounds as the best name for a fantasy author, but it is his real name. We take this opportunity to highlight some of the sections on the books and characters Nix has written as we look forward to informing, educating and entertaining you about his passion as a writer and his quality writing style. We will also look at descriptions of his two early books in a series he wrote.

In addition to his active roles in producing fantasy novels, Nix has also written a number of articles and scenarios for role-play field. This involves some that have been used in The Traveller and Dungeons & Dragons. These pieces have been published in other related publications such as Multiverse, and Breakout! As a gifted writer, Nix has also produced a number of case studies that influence the world especially in the information technology world.

Series of his two earlier books

Garth Nix has done much to contribute to the fantasy genre of writing. He has played major roles in developing some famous books that have opened sense in the genre of writing. The Seventh Tower and The keys to the kingdom are his earlier works that catapulted his writing style to the publishing world making an impact in the fantasy world. This is a review of his works:

1. The Seventh Tower :The Fall (2000)

The seventh Tower consist a series of his six early books with a joint partnership with Scholastic and LuccasFilm. We will look at two of his books in this series. It resolves around two children coming from distinct societies and all living in a world where sun is non-existent. In this fantasy world, the sun is blocked by a magical Veil that leaves the lives of many in complete darkness. Tal is a character who is chosen from The Castel while Milla is another major character in this series that is depicted as Icecarl coming from the ice. They are in an odyssey of self-realization where they finally discover that there is an evil that was thought to have long vanished, but it is here to haunt the world. It perfectly sets a slow move to destroy the world and many people are not aware as it secretly sets its presence felt in all different ways. There is a pact broken and a war that has been dormant for 2000 years ready to be rekindled. The lives of many individuals are in danger and the lives of these children hangs in loose air as they team up with other band of heroes to finally save their world that has been cast in the dark.
The Fall produced in 2000, starts the journey of this story and it is a fantasy book that you must read. Tal climbs the Red Tower together with his shadow guard in a mission aimed at stealing the Sunstone. In his mission, he manages to reach near the Veil, but a cry below tends to thwart his mission. He panics thinking that he has been cornered, only to realize that the cry was coming from his younger brother who stealthily followed him. He however, ignores his brother only to reach the Veil and encounter another Spirit Shadow by the name Keeper. It overpowers him and pushes him down to the tower.

2. The Seventh Tower: The Castle (2000)

This was a continuation of a story from Nix’s early book- The Fall. The Castle is developed in a creative way to simply depict the life of Tal and Milla in their daily activities as they meet other characters. The book involves moments of shock, grief, anger and also moments of conquering, joy and rejoicing. Tal together with Millas finally makes it out of the dark world and they manage to reach the titular castle. They first think that this is a place of peace as they get to realize that there is more they were looking in this place and that they will get without any contradictions. However, their joy is short lived as they come to realize that the castle inhabitants do not want them around. Milla is the most unwanted and they now have to look for an alternative. The two are now in danger and they have to avoid conspiracies in order to survive. They are sharp oriented and highly active in their lives and therefore seek to be very keen while interacting with the locals. They fear for their lives and discover new ways to survive.

The Castle is a creatively written fantasy book with many illustrations that set the lives of many characters in a unique setting. The plot is perfect and offers many readers a perfect opportunity to digest reality and discover what Garth Nix wishes to illustrate in a sense of belonging. The characters are sharply oriented, funny, witty, daring and highly passionate with life. While darkness surrounds their lives, some are determined to find a lasting solution. We discover that there is greed and untamed passion to greatness. Some are moved by malice, while others are moved by humanistic instincts to help others. This is a smooth way of illustration that the author uses to make his book make an impact to majority of readers. As fantasy book, it moves the nerves of many and makes them see sense in a fictitious world.

The books were published at the turn of the 21st century and at a time when many conspiracies were surrounding the world concerning the lives of many people in the new millennium. Nix uses the opportunity to put sense to his writing style.

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