Honestly I think this series has been overlooked by most, and that's a shame. I absolutely adored it when I was younger. Nix creates a unique and fantastic world. Alone, each book is relatively short and not especially satisfying, but the entire series is a wonderful adventure.
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Seventh Tower (Paperback)
HarperCollins Children's Books
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An interesting world, ...
An interesting world, but not the greatest of stories. It must be admitted that this is a children's series, but I still think that Garth Nix could've added more depth. Seventh Tower has such great potential for coolness with the Spiritshadows and mysterious history and light games and stuff. Aenir is pretty cool in that they spend the majority of the book in another world, a world with different rules and dangerous creatures. We also get the addition of two interesting characters, Adras and Odris. I like that they have actual personality, but I think Adras's stupidity is a little...strange, and maybe not very well executed. Who knew there was a way to mess up dumb? Overall it's just kind of "meh," but I'm finishing the series anyway.
While the spirit world...
While the spirit world Aenir is teeming with what should be strange and dangerous creatures, the more interesting part of this tale is what happened 2000 years ago. While the Chosen and most of the Icecarls are unaware of the existence of the other and the Chosen seem to believe that Aenir exists for the sole purpose of providing them with Spiritshadow servants, Milla has learned otherwise. In the past, Chosen and Icecarl came together to fight a war against Aenir. The war ended with the Chosen creating the Veil which covers their world and the Icecarl casting a Forgetting and binding the Aenirans to their world. Why do the Chosen and Icecarls remember none of this ? What has any of this to do with Tal and his family who are so obviously being persecuted ? Why was the Codex stolen and hidden these past 22 years ? And what of the mysterious disappearances of the Chosen over the years ? Tal may have solved a small part of the puzzle when he himself was lured by an ancient Chosen into a trap and discovers the bones of other young Chosen, but what was the old man's purpose ? What will Tal and Milla find fleeing from the Empress's guards into the lowest levels of the Castle where the Chosen rarely enter ? I can't wait to find the answers to these questions.
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