Nicholas Sayre is still recuperating from the injuries he received at the hands of the Destroyer. But after several idle months in Ancelstierre, he is desperate to return to the Old Kingdom, so when the opportunity arrives to actually DO something, he accepts like shot.
As a favour to his Uncle Edward, the Chief Minister of Ancelstierre, he travels to spend the weekend in a remote country house, the home of a family which would make a good political alliance. That seems easy enough, till he discovers that the house holds many secrets, and the worst of them is a relic of the Old Kingdom, too far from the Wall for any spark of its magical life to reignite. Unless someone finds a way to unleash its power
Original title: The Creature in the Case
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Fantasy Worlds
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Across the Wall (2005) [Collection]
Author: Garth Nix
- Short story/novella published for World Book Day in the UK. Published in the US as part of the collection "Across the Wall".