Have Sword, Will Travel by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

 

From New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, comes this hilarious, action-packed adventure featuring a very unlikely knight, an admirably stubborn girl, and a sword with attitude.

When Odo and Eleanor stumble upon an ancient sword in a river outside their village, something very unexpected happens... the sword starts to talk! Much to Odo's dismay he discovers that he's awoken a famous enchanted blade called Biter, and thus has instantly become a knight. Eleanor would love to become a knight - but she's not the one with the sword. Unearthing Biter is only the start of their troubles; soon boy, girl and sword must depart on a noble quest to save their kingdom from threats - in both human and dragon form.

Garth Nix and Sean Williams first collaborated on the Troubletwisters series, which they followed with a book in the Spirit Animals series, Blood Ties. Garth is also the bestselling author of the Seventh Tower series, the Keys to the Kingdom series, the Old Kingdom series, and Frogkisser! Sean's bestselling novels include those in the Twinmaker series and several in the Star Wars universe. Both Garth and Sean live in Australia - Garth in Sydney and Sean in Adelaide. This is their first book featuring Odo, Eleanor, and Biter... but it won't be their last.

Books will be available for sale on the day and Garth and Sean will happily sign them for you.

Garth Nix

Bio

Garth Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.

Garth’s books include the YA fantasy Old Kingdom series, including Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, Clariel and Goldenhand; SF novels Shade’s Children and A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt’s Emerald. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series and others. He has co-written several books with Sean Williams, including the Troubletwisters series and the forthcoming Have Sword, Will Travel.

More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York TimesPublishers Weekly and USA Today and his work has been translated into 42 languages. His most recent book is Frogkisser! now being developed as a film by Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation.

www.garthnix.com

Sean Williams

Bio

Sean Williams is an award-winning, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of over forty novels and one hundred and twenty short stories for adults, young adults and kids. His series include The Fixers (8 and up), The Broken Land (10 and up), and The Books of the Change (12 and up). In 2016, Sean and the schoolkids of South Australia collaborated on Escape From Throngate Hall, a book written and published by The Advertiser over the course of one crazy month. He is co-author with Garth Nix of the Troubletwisters series, Spirit Animals: Blood Ties, and their new series Have Sword, Will Travel. Sean was born in Whyalla and lives in Adelaide with his wife and family and a pet plastic fish.

www.seanwilliams.com


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