Book 1

Are you a troubletwister?

Jaide and Jack Shield’s lives are changing in a very, very strange way. The weather is turning against them. Magical disasters occur when they’re around. And a mysterious explosion has just destroyed their house…from the inside.

Without knowing why, the twins are stolen away to live with Grandma X–a relative they’ve never, ever met. At Grandma X’s house, things are even stranger. Weather vanes point in the opposite direction of the wind. Doors appear and disappear. Cats talk.

Jaide and Jack don’t know the reason behind all this strangeness. They don’t know that they’re troubletwisters, and that they must defend the world against a dark, evil force. The time has come for them to discover the truth–and the powers that come with the truth.

Are they ready?

What people are saying...

“[An] enjoyable romp.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Full of adventure and the unexpected, the first book in Nix and Williams’s new series is delightfully twisted. The pacing is perfect, the setting is eerily dark, the faceless Evil rings true, and the resolution is satisfying.”

— Booklist

“This gripping fantasy for the middle-grade set delivers magic and delightful dollops of ick.”

— Kirkus Reviews

The Details

Publisher: Scholastic
Published: May 2001
ISBN-10: 0545259033
ISBN-13: 978-0545259033

TroubleTwisters audiobook by Garth Nix

TroubleTwisters audiobook available from these online booksellers:

Amazon: USUK

Audible: US

iTunes: USUKAU

Format: Unabridged
Narrator: Miriam Margoyles
Time: 8h 44m

TroubleTwisters Series
The Monster by Garth Nix and Sean Williams (US cover)

The Monster
Book 2