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Have sword, will travel

by Nix, Garth,

Format: Book on CD 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Audiovisual j CD NIX [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  j CD NIX [B-O-CD]
It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it's buried. And it's REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk. Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight -- a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a PERFECT knight -- but she's not the one with the sword. Finding Biter is only the start -- boy, girl, and sword must soon go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form, in this new fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Eleanor: bold, sharp, filled with dreams of adventure and knighthood. Odo: a little timid, a little unsure, not particularly fond of thinking about the future. But alas, when the two tweens stumble upon an enchanted sword, it's Odo who cuts himself on it and is granted instant knighthood by the sword itself. The sword, whose name happens to be Biter, has no problem talking and fighting, although he does seem to be having a little trouble remembering his clearly illustrious past. At any rate, domineering Biter, reluctant knight Odo, and sullen squire Eleanor have a quest to complete if they want to save their kingdom if they can figure out who they're fighting. This first series installment is a true-blue errant-knight tale, complete with dragons, sassy enchanted objects, and a destiny that comes before anyone is ready. In this world, knighthood is given regardless of gender; it eludes Eleanor not because she's a girl but because of bad timing. Hand to just about any middle-grader looking for a swashbuckling adventure.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The discovery of an intelligent enchanted sword offers unexpected adventure for two children. When friends Odo and Eleanor find the sword called Biter, awakening it from a centuries-long slumber in the river, they're not prepared for what comes next: Biter "claims" Odo as his new owner and dubs him a knight, despite Odo's reservations and Eleanor's desire to become a hero. Nevertheless, all three set out to discover why their village's river threatens to run dry, an adventure that offers ample opportunities to confront evil and hone their skills. Nix and Williams (the Troubletwisters series) offer a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek adventure featuring memorable heroes, an entertaining premise, and not one but two magical swords with way too much personality. "Fine steel such as myself must be cared for and protected," Biter informs the children. "As well as a scabbard, I will require sandpaper and tung oil, and a sharpening block, and..." (Biter's dialogue appears in an Old English font, making it read all the more portentously.) It's a enjoyable spin on the age-old hero's journey, filled with action and humor. Ages 8-12. Agent: Jill Grinberg, Jill Grinberg Literary Management. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Swords -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) -- Juvenile fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Juvenile fiction.
Dragons -- Juvenile fiction.
Swords -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Action and adventure fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New York] :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Williams, Sean, 1967- author.
Calin, Marisa, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Marisa Calin.
Audience 7-8.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Description 7 audio discs (7 hr., 46 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781524702069
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