Across the Wall

Tale of the Abhorsen & Other Stories

Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the Wall.

Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams, and he has come to realize that his destiny lies with them, in the Old Kingdom. But here in Ancelstierre, Nick faces an obstacle that is not entirely human, with a strange power that seems to come from Nicholas himself.

With “Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case”, Garth Nix continues to explore the magical world of the Abhorsen Trilogy. In additional short stories that range from two widely different takes on the Merlin myth to a gritty urban version of Hansel and Gretel and a heartbreaking story of children and war, Garth Nix displays the range and versatility that has made him one of today’s leading writers of fantasy for readers of all ages.

For additional  information on the stories in Across the Wall, visit the Selected Short Fiction page.

What people are saying...

“Readers of the author’s bestselling Abhorsen trilogy will find themselves right at home in this horror/fantasy/mystery…”

— School Library Journal

“Fans will … find a nice range of writing from one of the leading fantasy writers at work today.”

— Kirkus Reviews

The Details

Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: August 2005
ISBN-10: 0060747153
ISBN-13: 978-0060747152