Heart's Desire - Nimue's Story single work   short story   fantasy  
Alternative title: Hearts Desire
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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As with Nix's other story, 'Under the Lake,' 'Heart's Desire' is also a take on the Lady of the Lake myth. Whereas the first portrays her as a somewhat psychopathic goddess who gives the dubious gift of Excaliber to mankind, the latter explores her relationship to Merlin and the reason behind why she entrapped him beneath the earth.

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  • Appears in:
    y The Road to Camelot Sophie Masson (editor), Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2002 Z992978 2002 anthology short story young adult fantasy

    The Road to Camelot is a collection of stories told by Australian fantasy writers based on the Arthurian legends.

    Is hero or heroine born or made? Is someone good or evil from the start? What drives the destiny of those whose names have come down to us in legend?The people of Arthurian legend have never ceased to fascinate us. But what were they really like, as kids, before they knew their destiny? Fourteen of Australia's best writers of fantasy have imagined what it's like to be a child of destiny. Join Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Lancelot, Morgana and others as they set out on the road to Camelot (Libraries Australia).

    Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2002
    pg. 196-209
  • Appears in:
    y Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction vol. 106 no. 1 January 2004 6120180 2004 periodical issue fantasy science fiction 2004 pg. 129-35
    Note: As Hearts Desire
  • Appears in:
    y Across the Wall : A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories Across the Wall : Tales of the Old Kingdom and Elsewhere Garth Nix , New York (City) : EOS , 2005 Z1204749 2005 selected work short story novella fantasy young adult

    'Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the Wall. Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams, and he has come to realize that his destiny lies with them, in the Old Kingdom. But here in Ancelstierre, Nick faces an obstacle that is not entirely human, with a strange power that seems to come from Nicholas himself.

    With "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case," Garth Nix continues to explore the magical world of the Abhorsen Trilogy. In additional short stories that range from two widely different takes on the Merlin myth to a gritty urban version of Hansel and Gretel and a heartbreaking story of children and war, Garth Nix displays the range and versatility that has made him one of today's leading writers of fantasy for readers of all ages' (Amazon).

    New York (City) : EOS , 2005
    pg. 267-284
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