Clive Barker, author of The Thief of Always, delivers an epic battle filled with fantasy and adventure that readers won’t want to put down!Candy Quackenbush,. . Abarat: Absolute Midnight continues the thrilling adventures of Candy Quackenbush in the Abarat, a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the. Abarat: Absolute Midnight is the third book in the Abarat Quintet by Clive Barker. It was published by HarperCollins in Absolute Midnight is the sequel to.

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Out of nowhere comes a wave, and Candy, led by a man called John Mischief whose brothers live on the horns on his headleaps into the surging waters and is carried away. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. I liked the first in the series alot – tho it seemed to be a bit all over the place, and loved the 2nd which was more focused and fun. I can imagine that it’s difficult to author large-scale war in ansolute fantasy novel, especially from so many viewpoints, but I found that Days of Magic, Nights of War was much easier to follow in that respect.

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I am still reeling from the emotions, the darkness, the characters, the diverse settings, the amazing writing, and the events that took place. Continue shopping Checkout Mindight shopping. A Hat Full of Sky. They just didn’t in my humble opinion, live up to the potential of the characters or the setting.

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I think it best to read it more slowly than I did, in order to better grasp the scale of his creations, and let their enormity soak in. Nightmare Magazine, Issue 35 August In a brief visit to the human world, Candy resists her father, Bill Quackenbush, who tries to obtain her memories.

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The undoing of this diverse world is written in a disturbing, imaginative, unsettling, magical and horrific manner. So why did it somehow magically fuse itself onto Pixler a man who in his own mind, I would say, embodies all of the above? Oh, well, Abaarat retain hope for the final midnibht, but I’m side-eying the whole thing really hard.

By now the darkness had reached the eastern limits of the Abarat, as it had to the north and south. Oct 25, David Skies rated it did not like it Shelves: From cover to cover, the book was not that impressive.


I was distressed by some plot twists, and befuddled by others. The first chapter is great – intriguing, new and in keeping with my expectations.

Pursued by Mater Motley’s subordinates, Candy falls in ansolute with a boy named Gazza, who immediately requites the affection. View all 4 sbsolute. There is no flow to any of the chapters, as if they had been written occasionally on a whim over the last seven years and the editor refused to comment because it’s just been so long.


Abarat is a journey of imagination everybody should enjoy: All great things come of paradox. The Scarlet Gospels By: Is he dead or what?

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. In summary my takeaway was that this was more of a Clive Barker bestiary than a fully realized novel due to the fragmented plotting. A Lady of Resources.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. These plot points were apparently important enough to be included midnitht the beginning of the story, but the fact that they are never mentioned again is really confusing.

How to write a great review. He says in a December online interview that this is due to polyps in his throat which were so severe that a doctor told him he was taking in ten percent of the air he was supposed to have been getting. I would rather have not had an ending at all for the series, for how poorly this one was written.

The pictures have just added do much to my enjoyment of the book.