Absolute Midnight Audio CD – 15 January 2012
- Publisher : Recorded Books B; Unabridged edition (15 January 2012)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1664617841
- ISBN-13 : 978-1664617841
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About the Author
Clive Barker is the bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years, he has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat. He lives in California and shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.
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In the third book of Clive Barker's Abarat story arc events come to a climax as Mater Motely, a terrible witch with a dress sewn from the dead and souls trapped in the dolls tied at her waist, comes to power and releases the Sacbrood blotting out the light of the sun and stars over the Abarat archipelago and allowing the monsters deep below the sea of Izabella and in the secret places of the islands to rise. Terror reigns and Barker's beautifully characterised band of rebels fight alongside the human Candy Quackenbush from our world and much is not as it seems.
It is always worthwhile buying the Abarat books in their hardback formats rather than waiting for the paperback because these weighty tomes are illustrated with Barker's own paintings, startling frightening pieces of art of great beauty and power in their own right.
I'm a huge Barker van and at first thought this series a little tame.... but then i read the first and second book to my then 10 year old daughter...she was hooked from the start and insisted reading the 3rd book by herself....praise indeed.