ABARAT- BOOK TWO: DAYS OF MAGIC, NIGHTS OF WAR

16 Sep
HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers 2004 YA fantasy  Hardbound First Edition 490 pages

HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers 2004
YA fantasy
Hardbound First Edition 490 pages

In this second installment of the Abarat, the Lord of Midnight and his creepiness of a grandmother are hell bent on creating dark days throughout the Islands, while war is imminent.

This Young Adult Fantasy translates very nicely for readers who are no longer young. The journey is not an effort. It slides along the edge with ease. And Barker never assumes you are ignorant of such matters. Difficult to say more without spoilers. Just know this, if you are going to read these books – do so with the intent to run-away for a while, knowing full well that this is a fantastical place with fantastical beings. After all, this is a fantasy.

Clive Barker creates his own artwork then writes the book, and as the artwork grows so does the story. I’ve taken a few photographs of some of the characters who have kept my company these nights, some wonderful and endearing; others not so much. So enjoy looking at them, while I bask in the memory of those who have become my friends.

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