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Publisher's Summary

An entertaining short-story collection from best-selling fantasy author Garth Nix, including an Old Kingdom novella, a short story set in the same world as Shade's Children, and another story set in the world of A Confusion of Princes.
Garth Nix is renowned for his legendary fantasy works, but To Hold the Bridge showcases his versatility ,as the collection offers 19 short stories from every genre of literature, including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery, and adventure. Whether writing about vampires, detectives, ancient spirits, or odd jobs, Garth Nix's ability to pull his readers into new worlds is extraordinary.
The complete list of narrators includes: Christian Coulson, Steven Crossley, Michael Crouch, John Lee, Polly Lee, Davina Porter, Raj Varhma, Nicola Barber, Raphael Corkhill, and Roger Wayne.
©2015 Garth Nix (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 10-08-15

great mix of greatness

in typical Garth Nix fashion this book is filled with wonderment and talented storytelling. highly recommend to anyone.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Carly on 09-04-17

Love The Old Kingdom, Returned this Addition

All of the other books in the Old Kingdom make up some of my favorite books that I have both read and listened to many times. I was excited to see this one released, but I was sorely disappointed.

The stories were now only short, as is advertised, but they were also very weak. I Love a good short story, but I found these uninteresting.

There are many narrators, and most of them were sub-par. I can't think of any that I liked in particular. I'd probably give most of them a second chance.

The Old Kingdom novels provide rich stories, character development, and although they are about a belief system that not too many people believe to be true, manage to present these concepts very well. They also manage to present a system of death and the afterlife without purposely insulting people who have other beliefs about the afterlife. This book, on the other hand, takes several different swings at Christianity that I found to be downright offensive. One of the chapters was particularly bad, so I skipped it, but I was surprised to find that the book continued to attempt to paint Christians as walking jokes.

I will probably listen to Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, Clariel, and Goldenhand many more times, but this particular addition will be put in the junk pile.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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