Clive Barker, author of The Thief of Always, delivers an epic battle filled with fantasy and adventure that readers won't want to put down!
Candy Quackenbush, her allies, and her enemies are back in Abarat: Absolute Midnight, the third book in Clive Barker's New York Times bestselling Abarat series.
"The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal." Mater Motley, the Old Mother of Darkness herself—following the events of Abarat and Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War—has crafted a scheme that may destroy the Abarat, a vast archipelago where every hour is an island in one eternal day.
When Candy discovers Mater Motley's secret plot, she realizes that only she can bring an end to the destruction. Only she can stop the complete darkness threatening to abolish all hope and happiness from the Abarat.
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Most likely the young readers this book is intended for will not be critical of the occasional sloppiness in the text and most likely their attention will not be lost through the mental and physical obstacle course Candy finds herself in when she journeys to Abarat.Oct 01 2002 | Read Full Review of Abarat: Absolute Midnight
Fans of Barker's other novel for younger audiences, The Thief Of Always, will likely enjoy Abarat, while readers who prefer the twisted sex and gore of his emphatically adult books like Coldheart Canyon may find it a bit too lightweight.Nov 22 2002 | Read Full Review of Abarat: Absolute Midnight
In the opening scene of "Abarat: Absolute Midnight," the third installment in Clive Barker's lavish fantasy adventure series, a blind man is alone in his island home, intuiting the messages transmitted by tarot cards.Oct 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Abarat: Absolute Midnight
The remainder of the book plays out as a series of over-the-top encounters and near-escapes as Carrion's minions pursue Candy from island to island, and we learn more about the role Candy will play in the remaining three volumes.| Read Full Review of Abarat: Absolute Midnight
The Abarat Books are definetly some of my favorite books.| Read Full Review of Abarat: Absolute Midnight
When the book first came out there was a free poster map of the world, and there is an interactive version on the Web site (www.harperchildren.com/abarat ), though why they didn't print the map on the endpapers is a mystery in an otherwise gorgeous and lavishly produced book.Feb 15 2004 | Read Full Review of Abarat: Absolute Midnight
I first met Clive Barker a few years ago and yes, he is really that brilliant and a little bit crazy.May 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Abarat: Absolute Midnight
The ordinary girl from the ordinary town falls head-over-heels into the magical land of Abarat - a world pulled from the depths of Clive Barker's imagination.Dec 27 2006 | Read Full Review of Abarat: Absolute Midnight
Never one to dumb down to a lowest common denominator audience, Clive Barker's series of fantasy books for youngsters is no different.Oct 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Abarat: Absolute Midnight
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