To Hold the Bridge

Short Fiction Collection

Coming in June 9, 2015

With the novella To Hold the Bridge, Garth Nix continues to explore the magical world of the Old Kingdom series. Also included in this remarkable collection are eighteen short stories that showcase Nix’s versatility, as he adds a fantastical twist on an array of genres including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery, and adventure.

To Hold the Bridge – Far to the north of the Old Kingdom, the Greenwash Bridge Company has been building a bridge for almost a hundred years. It is not an easy task, for many dangers threaten the bridge builders, from nomad raiders to Free Magic sorcerers. Despite the danger, Morghan wants nothing more than to join the Bridge Company as a cadet. But the company takes only the best, the most skillful Charter mages, and trains them hard, for the night might come when only a single young cadet must hold the bridge against many foes. Will Morghan be that cadet?

For additional information on the stories in To Hold the Bridge, visit the Selected Short Fiction page.


Reviews

“Nix’s collection of richly imagined short fiction is a feast for speculative fiction fans of all ages.”

— Booklist (starred review)

“Deft characterization and virtuoso worldbuilding with tones that range from creepy dread to grisly violence to poignant heartbreak to wry humor (sometimes within the same tale!). A tasty buffet for Nix fans and a comprehensive sampler for new readers.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“Nix has a very imaginative and wild mind, and his characters come to life. An enjoyable read for fantasy and science fiction fans.”

— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Invariably well-written and featuring engaging characters throughout, these stories are all a pleasure to read. Nix’s fans will treasure this collection.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Nix’s talents for characterization, description, and plotting render each story in this work a pleasure to read. Readers of speculative fiction, whether teens or adults, should find much to enjoy in this collection.”

— School Library Journal


The Details

Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: June 2015
ISBN-10: 0062292528
ISBN-13: 978-0062292520
ASIN: B00NLM1BKC


To Hold the Bridge audiobook by Garth Nix
Audiobook

To Hold the Bridge is coming to audiobook and is available for preorder from these online booksellers:

Amazon: USUK

Audible: US

iTunes: USUKAU

Format: Unabridged
Narrator:
Time: 10h