SSM Review: From the Lighthouse by Garth Nix (Across the Wall)

Title: From the Lighthouse
Author: Garth Nix
Collection: Across the Wall
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Release Date: Out Now in pb

A boat arrives on the island of Lisden bringing with it the islands new owner. A One of the islands decides that it’s better off to polite rather than point out the invalid nature of his claim but that’s before she realises the danger he might be.

Again like The Wizards of Perfil by Kelly Link there is so much more here than is presented to the reader and Garth Nix says as much in his introduction.

The plot itself has builds but it’s the ideas like the car and the pigeon and the setting that are captivating. And it shows off his imagination.

I wonder what he’d do with a longer tale set in this place if he had the chance? Maybe it’s better off as tease of ideas rather being fleshed out.

A nice story of be careful of the locals…

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