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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 To Hold the Bridge : Tales from the Old Kingdom and Beyond
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'This is a masterful short story collection including a rarely seen Old Kingdom novella. Garth Nix proves he is a master of the short story with this intriguing collection of tales. Leading with the novella to hold the bridge, fans of Garth Nix will be more than satisfied with the richly detailed and thrilling tale of Charter Magic and a deathly duel. Fans new and old will delight in the subsequent tales, including fantasy and science fiction, with witches, vampires, strange worlds and stranger creatures making their appearance.' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Allen and Unwin , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
To Hold the Bridge : An Old Kingdom Story, Garth Nix , single work novella fantasy young adult

'This is a masterful short story collection including a rarely seen Old Kingdom novella. Garth Nix proves he is a master of the short story with this intriguing collection of tales. Leading with the novella to hold the bridge, fans of Garth Nix will be more than satisfied with the richly detailed and thrilling tale of Charter Magic and a deathly duel. Fans new and old will delight in the subsequent tales, including fantasy and science fiction, with witches, vampires, strange worlds and stranger creatures making their appearance.' (Publication summary)

(p. 1-52)
Vampire Weather, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 52-68)
Strange Fishing in the Western Highlands, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 69-87)
Old Friends, Garth Nix , single work short story fantasy (p. 88-100)
The Quiet Knight, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 101-112)
The Highest Justice, Garth Nix , single work short story

A princess goes back to a castle after using a unicorn to revive her dead mother and seeks to avenge her death.

(p. 113-126)
A Handful of Ashes, Garth Nix , single work short story fantasy

'Mari and Francesca are sizars - poor students allowed to study witchcraft at Ermine College in return for menial work. Despite the few hours they can dedicate to reading and learning, they are both talented at magic, and determined to graduate. When some of their wealthier schoolmates invoke powerful magic laws to humiliate them, they unleash more than they bargained for. Can the sizars save the college? The future of Ermine College is at stake!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

(p. 127-162)
The Big Question, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 163-176)
Stop!, Garth Nix , single work short story fantasy (p. 177-190)
Infestation, Garth Nix , single work short story science fiction (p. 191-211)
The Heart of the City, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 212-234)
Ambrose and the Ancient Spirits of East and West, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 235-263)
Holly and Iron, Garth Nix , single work short story young adult (p. 264-306)
The Curious Case of the Moondawn Daffodils Murder, Garth Nix , single work short story historical fiction

'Obviously a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, in this case featuring the great detective’s young cousin Magnus, currently a resident of Bedlam as a consequence of certain circumstances that may not be discussed. Shepherded by his keeper, Almost-Doctor Shrike, he volunteers to help the police with a strange case of a man who stole an armload of daffodils from Green Park, murdering the keeper in the process.'

Source: Locus Magazine (www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2011/08/lois-tilton-reviews-short-fiction-late-august-2/). (Sighted: 30/11/2016)

(p. 307-323)
An Unwelcome Guest, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 324-335)
Sidekick of Mars, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 336-356)
You Won't Feel a Thing, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 357-370)
Peace in Our Time, Garth Nix , single work short story fantasy

In a post-apocalyptic world, a formerly high-ranking official tells the story of the destruction of his 'clockwerk' civilisation.

(p. 371-383)
Master Haddad’s Holiday, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 384-)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2015 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 504p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 4 June 2015
      ISBN: 9781743316559
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hot Key Books ,
      2015 .
      image of person or book cover 7212551278329471718.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 497p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date 04 June 2015
      ISBN: 9781471404481
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Scholastic Press ,
      2015 .
      image of person or book cover 4469708632793685247.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 400p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date 12 June 2015
      ISBN: 9780062292520

Other Formats

  • Sound recording.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

Review : To Hold the Bridge Helen Purdie , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 30 no. 3 2015; (p. 43)

— Review of To Hold the Bridge : Tales from the Old Kingdom and Beyond Garth Nix , 2015 selected work short story
Review : To Hold the Bridge : A Tale of the Old Kingdom and Other Stories Sue Clancy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , July 2015;

— Review of To Hold the Bridge : Tales from the Old Kingdom and Beyond Garth Nix , 2015 selected work short story
Aurora Australis: Stories, Stories, and More Stories! Alexandra Pierce , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Aurora Australis , June 2015;
Review : To Hold the Bridge : A Tale of the Old Kingdom and Other Stories Sue Clancy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , July 2015;

— Review of To Hold the Bridge : Tales from the Old Kingdom and Beyond Garth Nix , 2015 selected work short story
Review : To Hold the Bridge Helen Purdie , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 30 no. 3 2015; (p. 43)

— Review of To Hold the Bridge : Tales from the Old Kingdom and Beyond Garth Nix , 2015 selected work short story
Aurora Australis: Stories, Stories, and More Stories! Alexandra Pierce , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Aurora Australis , June 2015;
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