The Nethergrim

The Nethergrim

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The Nethergrim has returned. According to legend, the knight Tristan and the wizard Vithric had once defeated an ancient evil in an epic battle. But children are missing, and all signs point to the return of the Nethergrim. Edmund's brother is among the missing. Now Edmund, with his mediocre skills in spellcraft, must find a way to save his brother's life. He and his friends set out to battle the monstrous evil and discover their destinies. But what happens when the dark secrets of the past are unveiled?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0142422681
  • 9780142422687
  • 274,410

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"[An] entertaining coming-of-age fantasy . . .this is a solid debut for anthropologist Jobin, who steers clear of genre cliches while offering up a refreshingly metaphysical take on magic, a believably dark setting filled with unusual threats, and a seductive and manipulative villain."--Publishers Weekly "Jobin combines elements of suspense and mystery with a pervasive sense of impending doom in this opening volume of this trilogy."--SLJ "The Nethergrim itself is indeed the stuff of nightmares, and Jobin judiciously doles out details about it, heightening suspense further . . . Fantasy fans will find much to enjoy in this elegant gem of a novel"--BCCB "[An] entertaining coming-of-age fantasy . . .this is a solid debut for anthropologist Jobin, who steers clear of genre cliches while offering up a refreshingly metaphysical take on magic, a believably dark setting filled with unusual threats, and a seductive and manipulative villain."--"Publishers Weekly" "Jobin combines elements of suspense and mystery with a pervasive sense of impending doom in this opening volume of this trilogy."-"-SLJ" "The Nethergrim itself is indeed the stuff of nightmares, and Jobin judiciously doles out details about it, heightening suspense further . . . Fantasy fans will find much to enjoy in this elegant gem of a novel"--"BCCB" "[An] entertaining coming-of-age fantasy . . .this is a solid debut for anthropologist Jobin, who steers clear of genre cliches while offering up a refreshingly metaphysical take on magic, a believably dark setting filled with unusual threats, and a seductive and manipulative villain."--"Publishers Weekly" "Jobin combines elements of suspense and mystery with a pervasive sense of impending doom in this opening volume of this trilogy."-"-SLJ" "The Nethergrim itself is indeed the stuff of nightmares, and Jobin judiciously doles out details about it, heightening suspense further . . . Fantasy fans will find much to enjoy in this elegant gem of a novel"--"BCCB"
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About Matthew Jobin

Matthew Jobin spent 25 years developing the Nethergrim's world--its story, present and past; its landscapes; its language. He was originally inspired as a boy exploring the forest surrounding his home in Canada, and has been intent on telling the tale ever since. Matthew, who holds a Ph. D. in anthropology from Stanford University, now lectures at Santa Clara University and lives with his wife in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Review Text

"[An] entertaining coming-of-age fantasy . . .this is a solid debut for anthropologist Jobin, who steers clear of genre clichés while offering up a refreshingly metaphysical take on magic, a believably dark setting filled with unusual threats, and a seductive and manipulative villain."-- Publishers Weekly

"Jobin combines elements of suspense and mystery with a pervasive sense of impending doom in this opening volume of this trilogy."- -SLJ

"The Nethergrim itself is indeed the stuff of nightmares, and Jobin judiciously doles out details about it, heightening suspense further . . . Fantasy fans will find much to enjoy in this elegant gem of a novel"-- BCCB
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Rating details

1,187 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 30% (352)
4 34% (405)
3 26% (314)
2 7% (87)
1 2% (29)
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