Shade's Children (Paperback)

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About the Author

Garth Nix is a New York Times bestselling novelist and has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.

Garth’s many books include the Old Kingdom fantasy series, beginning with Sabriel and continuing to Goldenhand; the sci-fi novels Shade’s Children and A Confusion of Princes; the Regency romance with magic Newt’s Emerald; and novels for children including The Ragwitch, the Seventh Tower series, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and Frogkisser!, which is now in development as a feature film with Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios. Garth has written numerous short stories, some of which are collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge. He has also cowritten several children’s book series with Sean Williams, including TroubleTwisters and Have Sword, Will Travel.

More than six million copies of his books have been sold around the world and his work has been translated into forty-two languages. You can find him online at

Praise For…

“A slick, dark, engrossing novel. Grim, unusual, and fascinating.”
— Horn Book Magazine

“An exciting read.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Fast-paced, exciting, well-written, and engaging.”
— School Library Journal

“The alternate world he [Nix] creates is amply imagined and the twists and turns of the action-filled plot compelling.”
— Publishers Weekly

“This pitch-dark, post-apocalyptic thriller will keep you reading and wild-eyed. Fast, brutal and brilliant.”
— Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064471961
ISBN-10: 0064471969
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: September 18th, 1998
Pages: 352
Language: English