The Skeleth

The Skeleth

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The Nethergrim is Lord of the Rings meets Narnia meets Ranger's Apprentice. 

"[A] solid contender for the teen answer to Game of Thrones."--Kirkus Reviews

For the lords of the north, land is power. The Nethergrim, now awoken and free to wreak its evil upon the world, offers the promise of victory to those ruthless enough to accept its foul bargain. One ambitious lord, eager for the chance to conquer and rule, succumbs to temptation and helps to free the SkelethÂeerie, otherworldly beings said to be unstoppable in battle. The Skeleth merge with the bodies of their victims, ruling their minds and turning them into remorseless killers. Worse yet, to kill the man inside the Skeleth only frees it to seize a new host, starting a cycle of violence that has no end. Such chilling tales are not enough to stop young Edmund, innkeeperÂs son and would-be wizard, from seeking for a way to turn back the oncoming tide of destruction. Along with his best friendsÂKatherine the trainer of war-horses and Tom the runaway slaveÂEdmund searches for a magical weakness in the Skeleth, something that might allow him to break their never-ending curse. The three friends join with the legendary hero Tristan in a battle of courage, wisdom, wits, and sacrifice to stop the Skeleth from ravaging their homeland and all they hold dear.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128.6 x 196.85mm | 113g
  • Puffin Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014242269X
  • 9780142422694

About Matthew Jobin

Matthew Jobin (www.TheNethergrim.com) spent 25 years developing the world of the Nethergrim--its story, present and past; its landscapes; its language. He was originally inspired as a boy exploring the forest surrounding his home, located just outside of Toronto, 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. Follow Matthew Jobin @matthewjobin
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Praise for THE SKELETH

"[A] solid contender for the teen answer to Game of Thrones." —Kirkus Reviews

"Jobin is a fine writer . . . Recommend this to fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson or Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series." —VOYA

"With this sequel, Jobin has expanded this fantasy adventure into a series of epic proportions. . . [T]he kind of series that hooks both new and veteran readers." —Booklist

"The book ends on a cliff-hanger that will have readers anticipating the next volume. Fans of the first title will enjoy this new adventure; purchase this growing series where middle school YA readers are ravenous for epic fantasy." —School Library Journal


Praise for THE NETHERGRIM

"Riveting. Perfect for imaginative middle-grade readers craving a hearty magical adventure." —Booklist

"Fantasy fans will find much to enjoy in this elegant gem of a novel." —BCCB

"An engrossing read. . . . Jobin combines elements of suspense and mystery with a pervasive sense of impending doom." —School Library Journal

"[T]his entertaining coming-of-age fantasy . . . 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
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Rating details

167 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 40% (66)
4 37% (62)
3 18% (30)
2 4% (6)
1 2% (3)
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