The Ragwitch

The Ragwitch

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by Garth Nix
     
 

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From the author of Abhorsen comes classic fantasy set in a world dominated by the Ragwitch, a being of sinister, destructive intent.

Quiet, easygoing Paul never expected to be cast in the role of savior. But his strong-willed sister, Julia, has come under the thrall of the Ragwitch, and Paul himself is drawn not only into the creature's world but into a

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From the author of Abhorsen comes classic fantasy set in a world dominated by the Ragwitch, a being of sinister, destructive intent.

Quiet, easygoing Paul never expected to be cast in the role of savior. But his strong-willed sister, Julia, has come under the thrall of the Ragwitch, and Paul himself is drawn not only into the creature's world but into a battle for Julia's very existence -- as well as his own.

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Julia felt compelled to unwrap the strange, doll-like object, and as she did she became a captive of the Ragwitch. Paul, her mild mannered younger brother who always looked to his sister for leadership, is really torn. He knows that Julia needs his help, but does he have the courage to face the Ragwitch and her evil forces. It is a heart stopping good versus evil struggle with a variety of people and hideous creatures. One aspect that sets Garth's story above the rest is his multiple perspectives—the story as told through the eyes of Paul, the Ragwitch and Julia; and Julia's struggle to keep her own persona against a monstrous evil. Readers will race through this one and feel gratified at the end, but they will want to know more about many of the characters—a sequel seems to be in order. If you haven't already read the "Abhorsen" trilogy by the same author, it should be next on your list after reading this book. 2004 (orig. 1990), Eos/HarperCollins, Ages 12 up.
—Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062003140
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
273,323
File size:
795 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen; Clariel, a prequel in the Abhorsen series; the cult favorite teen science fiction novel Shade's Children; and his critically acclaimed collection of short stories, To Hold the Bridge. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and A Confusion of Princes. His books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Guardian, and the Australian, and his work has been translated in forty languages. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children.

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Ragwitch 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awsome book! it was kinda weird at the begging but it is one of my favorite books ever. Great book, read it, you'll love it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was so good! It made me think what was going to happen next and if the ragwitch would win or not. This book I think is another one of Garth Nix's best books. Filled with excitent,suspenss,and it was funny at some parts to. I absolutly couldn't stop reading it was so good, it just kept me gussing!!! IT IS A TERIFIC BOOK!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! it kept you going and it is hard to put it down. However I think Harry Potter is better written and thought out. This was a very good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very well developed story with liveliness. There's a lot of activity with battles, witches, and spirits. Plus, the entire story is told from both of the main characters' perspectives, which is good because both of them go through a lot in the story. Anyone that is looking for a book with cover to cover action, pick up this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing you will want to have all your friends read it just so you have some one to discuss it with. All the charactes in this book are so real you are able to feel their pain, glory, sorrow and bravery. 'Ragwitch' is a book you will want to buy so you can read it over and over again, you will never tire of this book. If you are tired of the no-so-realicst magic books then this is the book for you because everything is so real you some times wonder if you're really reading a fiction book!!! READ THIS BOOK YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow i cant say enough good things about this book! if i could give it more stars i would for sure! i cried at the end. The characters were just so developed i truly couldnt put it down! I reccomend it to all the kids out there who are sick of all the commotion over Harry Potter!!!!! This book is 100 times better!Its a real winner!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a cool book. All my friends readed it and liked it!!! READ IT AND YOU WILL LIKE IT TO
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i was disappointed it felt forced it didn't flow and didn't draw me in like his other works read once will not read again
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well... I liked the book, but according to me Nix's other books are better. The book was a little strange, but heart warming. I'm glad I read it, but you really have to love Nix (which I do) overlook this one non-amazing book that he wrote.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Garth Nix's books, as I have read everyone of his books except for the seventh tower series, and sir thursday, which just came out. I feal that this is his 2nd best book of his among the ones I have read. This is because he developes the charactors, and creates a twisted plot so you cant imagine what comes next! I wish garth nix could have written more novels before he wrote the keys to the kingdom series (mister monday-sir thursday) because his writing is much more complex and better before he started writting it. I hope hes not getting into kid books, because I would then loose intrust in him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ya I thought this book was really really um dumb. it was so slow and I got bored right in the first 3 pages.the ending got better but god I had to push myself to finish the book.