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About the Author
Garth Nix is the New York Times bestselling author of the Old Kingdom series, a modern classic of fantasy literature that includes the novels Sabriel, Lireal, Abhorsen, and Clariel. He is also the author of The Keys to the Kingdom series, Shade's Children, A Confusion of Princes, Newt's Emerald, and (with Sean Williams) the Troubletwisters series, among other novels. You can find out a whole lot more about him at garthnix.com.
New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of over 6- published short stories and 22 novels, and has written several novels in the Star Wars universe.
Read an Excerpt
It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it's buried. And it's REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk.
Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a PERFECT knight but she's not the one with the sword.
Finding Biter is only the start boy, girl, and sword must soon go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form, in this new fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have enjoyed Nix's adult books like the Abhorsen series. This YA offering is an equaling entertaining read. Magical swords, unlikely knights, unknown evils. All the proper ingredients for a swash-buckling tale! Hope on board and have a good time.
Have Sword, Will Travel is an amazing book set back in medieval times. This book is about a brother and sister named Odo and Eleanor who are trying to save their small village which is running out of water. Odo just wants to work in the family mill, but Eleanor wants to be a knight. While hunting eels one day, they come across a magical talking sword named Hildebrand Shining Foebiter that knights Odo. The sword convinces him and Eleanor to travel upstream to find out why the river that supplies water to the villages is drying up. They find out a dragon named Quenwulf is blocking the river. On their way to find Quenwulf, Odo and Eleanor try to destroy an illegal firestarter belonging to a man named Fyrennian who forges weapons for a group of evil demons called urthkin. The leader of the urthkin, named Euphe, is angry and challenges Odo in a fight to the death. Later, Odo battles a knight, named Sir Saskia, for the right to fight Quenwulf. His opponents are more skilled, but they don’t have magical swords. Will Odo learn to become a knight, survive all the battles without backing down, and save the villages? Or will he fail to save the river and let his village down? I give this book four stars because I think it needs a little bit more of a backstory, but otherwise it is an amazing book filled with suspense and humor that will make you want to read more. My favorite part is when they find out who the REAL enemy is and defeat them. The reason I like this part is because it has a TON of action and is probably the most exciting part of the book. Ryan S., 10, Mensa Alaska