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The Skeleth: Nethergrim (Book 2)

The Skeleth: Nethergrim (Book 2) (Hardback)

By Jobin, Matthew

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The long wait has been worth it. Greed and a power-grab drive this richly imagined sequel to The Nethergrim, as the kid appeal of Ranger's Apprentice meets the rich fantasy of Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World. . . with a power struggle reminiscent of Game of Thrones.

ISBN 9780399159992
Barcode 9780399159992
Published 1 July 2016 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Series Nethergrim (part: 2)
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780399159992
ISBN-10 0399159991
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Philomel Books,U.S.
Publication Date 1 July 2016
International Publication Date 23 May 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jobin, Matthew
Series Nethergrim (part: 2)
Category Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Science Fiction
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 629g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, Magicians, Good and evil, Fantasy, Young adult fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 649528

Description of this Book

Ranger's Apprentice meets Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time in this richly imagined sequel to The Nethergrim ! In a vast kingdom divided by power-hungry lords, land equals power. With the Nethergrim now awake, her limitless wellspring of evil means opportunity for those willing to do her bidding. One ambitious Lord, eager to overthrow his counterparts and rule the north, succumbs to temptation, helping to let loose the Skeleth, forces of energy that absorb whole anyone who attempts to kill them. In this way the slain end up as slayers, a vicious cycle that never ends. Yet that will not stop young Edmund--an apprentice wizard--and his friends Katherine and Tom, from trying to stop the evil threatening to overtake their kingdom. Together, they team up with the legendary Tristan in a battle of courage, brains, determination, and sacrifice to stop the Skeleth and save the Barony of Elverain from being conquered. This adventurous tale filled with magic, greed, and a desperate power-grab is perfect for fans who enjoy the epic worlds of John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice, Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time, and even Geroge R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for THE SKELETH [A]solid contender for the teen answer to Game of Thrones. -- Kirkus Reviews The book ends on a cliff-hanger that will have readers anticipating the next volume. Fans of the first title will enjoy this new adventure; purchase this growing series where middle school YA readers are ravenous for epic fantasy. -- School Library Journal Praise for THE NETHERGRIM Riveting. Perfect for imaginative middle-grade readers craving a hearty magical adventure. Booklist Fantasy fans will find much to enjoy in this elegant gem of a novel. BCCB An engrossing read. . . . Jobin combines elements of suspense and mystery with a pervasive sense of impending doom. School Library Journal [T]his entertaining coming-of-age fantasy . . . is a solid debut for anthropologist Jobin, who steers clear of genre cliches while offering up a refreshingly metaphysical take on magic, a believably dark setting filled with unusual threats, and a seductive and manipulative villain. Publishers Weekly

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Author's Bio

Matthew Jobin (www.TheNethergrim.com) spent 25 years developing the world of the Nethergrim--its story, present and past; its landscapes; its language. He was originally inspired as a boy exploring the forest surrounding his home, located just outside of Toronto, Canada, and has been intent on telling the tale ever since. Matthew, who holds a Ph. D. in anthropology from Stanford University, now lectures at Santa Clara University and lives with his wife in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow Matthew Jobin @matthewjobin

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