By Garth Nix
An pleasing short-story assortment from bestselling myth writer Garth Nix, together with an previous country novella, a quick tale set within the related international as Shade's young children, and one other tale set on the planet of A Confusion of Princes.
Garth Nix is well known for his mythical myth works, yet to carry the Bridge showcases his versatility because the assortment bargains nineteen brief tales from each style of literature together with technological know-how fiction, paranormal, sensible fiction, secret, and experience. even if writing approximately vampires, detectives, historical spirits, or atypical jobs, Garth Nix's skill to drag his readers into new worlds is extraordinary.
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