Troubletwisters (Troubletwisters Series #1)

Troubletwisters (Troubletwisters Series #1)

by Garth Nix, Sean Williams

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Overview


Are you a troubletwister?


Jaide and Jack Shield's lives are changing in a very, very strange way. The weather is turning against them. Magical disasters occur when they're around. And a mysterious explosion has just destroyed their house...from the inside.
Without knowing why, the twins are stolen away to live with Grandma X--a relative they've never, ever met. At Grandma X's house, things are even stranger. Weather vanes point in the opposite direction of the wind. Doors appear and disappear. Cats talk.
Jaide and Jack don't know the reason behind all this strangeness. They don't know that they're troubletwisters, and that they must defend the world against a dark, evil force. The time has come for them to discover the truth--and the powers that come with the truth.
Are they ready?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405258579
Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Series: Troubletwisters Series , #1
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Garth Nix is the New York Times best-selling author of the Seventh Tower series, as well as the acclaimed novels SABRIEL, LIRAEL, and ABHORSEN. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.

New York Times-bestselling author Sean Williams lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of over sixty published short stories and twenty-two novels, and has written several novels in the Star Wars universe.

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Troubletwisters 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Meyoline More than 1 year ago
I must admit, I've become a rather critical reader over the last few years, and though I read everything Garth Nix publishes, I have yet to find anything in his works to criticize. On the contrary: his writing never ceases to amaze me. Through this book, I was introduced to Sean Williams' writing style as well, and I am happy that I was. I look forward to reading more of Williams' work! This book is an excellent example of what good writing can do, regardless of it being a "kid's book." I love the unique touch given to magic and magical events yet again, and I cannot wait until the rest of the series is released! I expect it will be one magical ride for sure. Though it is slightly off-topic, I was first introduced to Nix's work through "The Ragwitch" and the Abhorsen series. I won't be melodramatic and say Nix's writing is what made me want to be a writer, because even as a child I had determined to be so - but his writing DID make me realize I wanted to be a fantasy writer in particular, and his work continually inspires me to improve and seek new writing horizons. Back on topic, this book has made me intrigued to get to know more of Williams' work, so I will be seeking out his previously published works now as well. The bottom line: if you enjoy a good fantasy novel (or simply good writing in general), GET THIS BOOK! Then move on and acquire even more books created from the wonderful minds of these two authors.
mogget More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up because I love Garth Nix' Abhorsen series (as my name might indicate...). This did not disappoint. I like that the book didn't give out all its secrets at once and kept me turning the pages to see what happened next! I passed this book on to my sisters who are several years younger than I and they enjoyed it as well as I did and we are all looking forward to the next book in the series. I love how Garth uses animals in his books and this one had plenty to go around (and then some!). Pick it up for the kid in your life, and you just might find yourself reading it right along with them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Filled with action,adventure and AWESOMNESS!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it is a good book because it is wierd and interesting at the same time !!! You should buy it !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book, goung to buy the next one. I am a kid reading thid just to tell you. I love wiled books like this one i could not put the book down. I would reccomend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rocks, can't whait for the next books!!!
FionaReads More than 1 year ago
Garth Nix is one of my all time favorites and I was super psyched to see he was collaborating with Sean Williams, another great author. Troubletwisters does not disappoint. It has the tongue and cheek juxtaposed with the darkest most maniacal creations of the human imagination that Nix does so well. Troubletwisters has everything a fantasy reader could ever hope for - mythology and adventure, but it also is set in modern times, so the characters are more relate-able. I am a twin and I wish that the two of us had secret Egyptian powers and a sacred task.
zenobia158 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very simplistic. Nothing new here--including flat, stereotypical characters--which was disappointing from the author of Shade's Children and Sabriel (two of my top books). I might recommend it to kids who are desperate for another Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.
dknippling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fast, easy read, entertaining enough. No meat to it, though.
readafew on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Troubletwisters is the start of a new series by Garth Nix and Sean Williams. When the book opens up we meet Jaide and Jack Shield, 12 year old twins eagerly awaiting the arrival of their father for their birthday. He is late (as usual). We get several hints that something strange is going to happen and we aren¿t disappointed. Shortly after their father arrives the house gets blown up. This forces the family to move in with Grandma X, who the twins have never met. Their dad wasn't able to come and shortly after arriving their mother has to leave for 3 days for work. Grandma X is a strange old lady who takes them around town looking at odd landmarks. Even more weird stuff begins to happen, being attacked by swarms of bugs is just the beginning. Something bad is after the twins and they don't know who to trust, or who to turn to.I thought this was a very good read. Even though it is focused toward middle-school aged kids, I think it was written well enough that most adults who like fantasy will enjoy it as well. The story flowed well and it kept moving right along. I had a little trouble following some of the jumps in the decision making process of the twins a couple times and there is a lot of stuff left unexplained but it¿s a lot of fun overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BORING like so boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to be my friend rhen send me your email and first band last name to and send it to my name above. Here are 4 things you want to know about me first 1 i am kind 2 i am a athalet 3 some times i can really be a jerk 4 i am 11
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I love it. Can't wait for more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read this book yet, but this book sounds like it will be AWESOME! I can not wait to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a awesome book but i only payed $2.50 for ot in a real book when it was on sale and the book was regular six dollars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jaide kept her head down as she struggled,trying not to meet the gaze of those terrible eyes, the eyes that she felt were drawing her in, sucking her into some other place, some other dimension.
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