Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

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Harper Collins, Sep 21, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 489 pages
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Candy Quackenbush's adventures in the amazing world of the Abarat are getting more strange by the hour. Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, has sent his henchman to capture her. Why? she wonders. What would Carrion want with a girl from Minnesota? And why is Candy beginning to feel that the world of Abarat is familiar to her? Why can she speak words of magic she doesn't even remember learning?

There is a mystery here. And Carrion, along with his fiendish grandmother Mater Motley, suspects that whatever Candy is, she could spoil their plans to take control of the Abarat.

Now Candy's companions must race against time to save her from the clutches of Carrion, and she must solve the mystery of her past before the forces of Night and Day clash and Absolute Midnight descends upon the islands.

A final war is about to begin. And Candy is going to need to make some choices that will change her life forever ...

 

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User Review  - Tafadhali - LibraryThing

A good follow-up to the first book, much improved by my having access to the illustrated edition. I liked the development of Candy's family in this volume, particularly her mother. I continue to be a ... Read full review

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User Review  - ArkhamReviews - LibraryThing

I found this novel to be a satisfying and compelling follow up to Abarat, but it still had the same flaws as its prequel. Although the novel is rich in detail and highly imaginative, it felt as though ... Read full review

Contents

The Beasts of Efreet
244
News in Nonce
254
Events at the Threshold
261
A Visit to Marapozsa Street
265
Secrets and Meat Loaf
278
Two in Nineteen
283
The Bridegroom Unearthed
290
The Owner of the Dead Mans House
298

A Life in the Theatre
56
Again the CrissCross Man
61
The Freaks Arc Out The Freaks Arc Out
74
THINGS NEGLECTEDTHINGS FORGOTTEN
79
Traveling North
81
Darkness and Anticipation
86
Lament The MunkeesTalc
107
The Pursuer
118
The Wunderkammcn
126
The StarStriker
138
Departure
144
Life and Death in Chickentown
150
Malingo Alone
159
Night Conversations
166
A Death Sentence
174
Dreamer to Dreamer
180
Husband and Wife
189
Fates
194
Kaspar Is Visited
203
Abduction
216
A Summoning
231
AT1ME OF MONSTERS 29 The Captain Converses
239
Midnights Heart
306
Dragon Bones
314
+0 A Tale of Endless Partings
321
An Amhitious Conjuration
333
The High Maze
340
The Dark Denied
349
The Prince and the BeastBoy
360
A Decision
364
THE SEA COMES TO CHICKENTOWN 46 Departures
373
Something in the Wind
384
Stirring the Waters
390
Into the Hereafter
397
Father and Daughter
413
Into the Wormwood
419
The Secret of Secrets
430
The Warship Unmade
439
The Living and the Dead
450
The Beginning of the End
457
Down and Down
464
Never Fear
468
The Return of the Sea
477
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About the author (2004)

Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume.

Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.