Troubletwisters: Book 1

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-05-01
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
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A spectacular new middle-grade fantasy series from NYT bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, in which two twins find that they must act as wards against a threatening evil.The Evil has been trying to break into our dimension and dominate the earth for centuries. Unbeknownst to most of us, there are Wardens all over the globe, who protect humanity from the Evil that asserts itself at the Portals, which are the only places through which the Evil may pass into our world.Jaide and Jack Shield don't know that the world is under attack. They don't know that their dad and their Grandma X, who they move in with, are Wardens, or that they themselves are troubletwisters, young Wardens just coming into their powers.

Author Biography

Garth Nix is the New York Times best-selling author of the Seventh Tower series, as well as the acclaimed novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and son. New York Times-bestselling author Sean Williams lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of over sixty published short stories and twenty-two novels, and has written several novels in the Star Wars universe.


From Troubletwisters

++Come to us. Troubletwisters, join us... welcome, most welcom!++

The twins sup around and tried to head for the door, though now it was only a tiny rectangle at the end of a distorted tunnel of walls. Their feet still moved, but it was no use—the rod was fixed in place above the bed and they couldn't let go.

++We see you! We see you!++ crowed the voice triuphantly. ++So close, so close!++

As the voice spoke, the watercolor animals on the walls twisted and writhed out of their frams, morphing into hideous, three—dimensional shapes with bulging eyes like monstrous goldfish, eyes that rotated and shifted to peer intently at the twins.

Even worse than their attention was the fact the eyes were entirely white, without iris or pupil, and the whiteness was buzzing and blurry, like the worst kid of fluorescent light.

++We see you! We see you!++

Jaide almost yanked her arms out of her shoulder sockets as she tried to free herself from the rod. She kept her head down as she struggled, trying not to meet the gaze of those terrible eyes, the eyes that she felt were drawing them in, sucking them into some other place, some other dimension

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