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“I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour,” Mater Motley said, using that voice that, though it was barely conversational in volume, was somehow heard everywhere. “The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal.”
And so begins a new chapter in the epic story of sixteen-year-old Candy Quackenbush and her journeys through the world of the Abarat, where every hour is an island in one eternal day, and nothing is as it seems.
Candy travels through the Abarat from island to island and across the sea with an unlikely band of friends: the escaped prisoner Malingo the Geshrat, the quarrelsome John Brothers, who all share the same body but never the same opinion, and the many other colorful characters they meet along the way.
The problem is that trouble finds Candy wherever she goes. And soon she discovers a secret plot, masterminded by the diabolical Mater Motley, who is obsessed with becoming Empress of the Islands. Her method is simple. She will darken the skies, putting out the suns, moons, and stars. She will bring absolute midnight.
Amazing book, just as wonderful as the first two. So glad I finally was able to buy it paperback.Published 11 days ago by Mars
Not as great as his previous two of this series, but gave good surprises also. It was worth the hunting down of the 2011 edition.Published 2 months ago by Shana Fox-Stowe
What an amazingly creative author! Not only does he create a magical other world but he creates his own artwork! It's simply amazing that he has created such a wonderful novel. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jasmine
Shipped to me as Hardcover in perfect quality. Can't wait to read the 4th book. Beautiful Art collection in every book. A must for Clive Barker fans.Published 4 months ago by Bradley
I rediscovered Clive. I had read the Books of Blood and other horror books by Clive Barker years ago. The Abarat series is just as good, but in a different way. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Cooper
Still needs to tie up many loose ends I hope it is not as long of a wait for the next bookPublished 4 months ago by David
Clive Barker is one of my favorite artists and I love this series so far! This book had some unexpected twists that were very shocking. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tamara R Watterson