The Monster (Troubletwisters Series #2)

The Monster (Troubletwisters Series #2)

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by Garth Nix, Sean Williams
     
 

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The second installment in the spectacular new middle-grade fantasy series from bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

Since moving to the town of Portland, many bizarre things have happened to Jaide and Jack Shield. The twins have discovered their own magical powers--and have seen how they can go horribly wrong. They have met cats who talk and humans

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Overview

The second installment in the spectacular new middle-grade fantasy series from bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

Since moving to the town of Portland, many bizarre things have happened to Jaide and Jack Shield. The twins have discovered their own magical powers--and have seen how they can go horribly wrong. They have met cats who talk and humans who keep silent about deep, dark secrets. And they have begun their fight against a deadly force known only as The Evil.

Still, Jaide and Jack have yet to meet the strangest resident of Portland. It’s a creature that only comes out at night, a beast that defies human description. Jaide and Jack have never seen it . . . but they're about to. And when they do, destruction and disaster won’t be too far away.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for Troubletwisters Book Two: The Monster:

"This gripping fantasy for the middle-grade set delivers magic and delightful dollops of ick."
- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Troubletwisters Book One: The Magic:

"Full of adventure and the unexpected, the first book in Nix and William’s new series is delightfully twisted. The pacing is perfect, the setting is eerily darkm the faceless Evil rings true, and the resolution is satisfying." - Booklist

Kirkus Reviews
Beginning where Troubletwisters (2011) left off, twins Jaide and Jack Shield struggle to harness their magical powers while tracking a rat-regurgitating monster and battling dark forces. Staying with Grandma X, the twins have joined the Wardens, a worldwide group of guardians against The Evil, and are studying ways to control and understand their magic. Their powers are unwieldy and continue to flummox Jack and Jaide. The twins forge a new friendship with Tara as the town begins to buzz with rumors of a roaming monster. Grandma X has started acting strangely, and something foul is afoot at the old sawmill. The twins are determined to find this monster, but there are so many intricately tangled secrets that they often become sidetracked. Pace rules, as event piles on event. The intensity and bizarreness ramp up when insects flock to Jack and a clowder of cats becomes possessed. The climax involves an awesome spectacle of powerful forces, as The Evil, preying on the twins' still-malleable souls, strives to take advantage of their self-doubts and possess their gifts. As good and wicked battle, Jack and Jaide come to understand that knowing themselves is their wellspring of power, wisdom that will no doubt come in handy in the next installment. This gripping fantasy for the middle-grade set delivers magic and delightful dollops of ick. (Urban fantasy. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545259040
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Troubletwisters Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
538,079
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Garth Nix is the New York Times best-selling author of the Seventh Tower series, as well as the acclaimed novels SABRIEL, LIRAEL, and ABHORSEN. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.

New York Times-bestselling author Sean Williams lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of over sixty published short stories and twenty-two novels, and has written several novels in the Star Wars universe.

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