Press Release: Abarat II

September 2004

HarperCollins Publishers

For Immediate Release

Clive Barker Abarat

Days of Magic, Nights of War

"The whimsy is back in full force in the sequel to Abarat (2002)" - Booklist

Best-selling author Clive Barker continues his most ambitious project to date with the second novel in his epic Books of Abarat quartet.

Ths time around, Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown's adventures in the amazing world of the Abarat are getting more strange by the hour. Familiar friends and new foes emerge - and war looms on the horizon.
What does the Lord of Midnight want from a girl from Minnesota? Why is the Abarat familiar to her? Why can she speak words of magic she doesn't remember learning?

There is a mystery here, and Candy and her companions must race to save her from the clutches of the Lord of Midnight, just as she must race to save the Abarat from their evil clutches. Will she solve the mystery of her past before Absolute Midnight descends upon the archipelago?

With vivid scenes of near captures, deaths and a climactic sea battle, ABARAT: Days of Magic, Nights of War will not disappoint Barker's legions of fans. The non-stop action and a world which, according to Booklist, "Barker lovingly and graphically describes," prove that Barker remains a true master of storytelling.

Again containing more than 100 full-color paintings by the author illuminating the text, ABARAT:Days of Magic, Nights of War is a story that will capture the imaginations of all readers, offering a limitless landscape to visit and revisit.

Glorious, action-packed stories with an ever-evolving mythology to savor, The Books of Abarat are written in the tradition of the Oz books, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings. "Abarat is a place of endless possibilities... a world that readers will dream about and reinvent in their own imaginations," said the author, Clive Barker.

Clive Barker is the best-selling author of eighteen books. His first children's book, The Thief of Always, has sold over 1 million copies. He is also an acclaimed artist, director and most recently producer of the Oscar-winner, GODS & MONSTERS. He lives in Beverly Hills, CA.

ABARAT: Days of Magic, Nights of War

Clive Barker

Joanna Cotler Books An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

0-06-029170-2

October 2004 $24.99 Ages 12 up
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