A dazzling fantasy adventure for all ages, the second part of a quartet appearing at two yearly intervals, richly illustrated by the author. Film rights sold to Disney for $8 million on the paintings alone.
The Abarat:a magical otherworld composed on an archipelago of twenty-five islands – one for each hour of the day, plus an island out of time.
Candy Quackenbush, escaping her dull, dull life from the most boring place in our world, Chickentown, USA, finds that in the Abarat she has another existence entirely, one which links her to marvels and mysteries; and even to murder...
In this, the second volume in Clive Barker's extraordinary fantasy for both adults and children, Candy's adventures in the amazing world of the Abarat are getting more strange by the Hour.
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Clive Barker's inventiveness reaches new heights in Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War. What might have been just another portal fantasy in which a girl from our mundane world becomes crucial to the affairs of a fantastic one next door becomes something rich and strange because of the book's strong visual imagery. Barker spent many months painting at random and then used those paintings to create, and illustrate, the world of Abarat, where each island of an archipelago lives in the perpetual light or darkness of a single eternal day.
Abarat is a world of the monstrous, the bizarre and the beautiful--this is the book which most totally embodies Barker's strange talent since the short stories of The Books of Blood. There is power and suspense to this book's buildup to a final confrontation between the monstrous, treacherous and pathetic Christopher Carrion and the ingénue Cindy Quackenbush, but in a sense its point is all the decorations along the way; this second volume of Barker's quartet delivers on the promises of the first.--Roz KaveneyReview:
Praise for ABARAT I illustrated hardback edition:
“ABARAT is more than just a new and major contender. It is (like his earlier book, THE THIEF OF ALWAYS) full of a level of beautiful terror that children are still just able to bear”
“Always creating and always pushing into the furthest reaches of the human mind, he is an artist in every sense of the word. He is the great imaginer of our time”
“You’re eager to love this beautiful, heavy, richly coloured slab of a book. And thankfully it’s easy to love...Abarat is a sumptuous and lovely thing. With beautiful pictures of monsters.”
“A blend of Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
“Embraces the lands of Oz, Wonderland and Narnia”
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