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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Overall rating No ratings yet 0. I’m baarat particularly of the section with the witch on the isl Either my memory of the first two books is really faulty, or my personality changed, or Barker’s writing did, or something. One of the strongest elements of the first two books were the art, and the paintings in Absolute Midnight were pretty amazing too. Being a long ansolute fan of Barker’s, this just made the series even that much more appealing to me.

In addition, she becomes more and more evil and closer to becoming the Empress of the Abarat.

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Maybe I am being too harsh. It’s free and yours to keep. We have, up until this point had a portrait for many characters, both main and background. It begins in the most boring place in the world: She will bring absolute midnight. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. By now the darkness had reached the eastern limits of the Abarat, as it had to the north abaat south.


The scene actually makes you doubt your sanity it’s so bizarre. While reading, I cried, I laughed, and I was moved by midnighg scope of Barker’s vision, imagination, and depth he gave to each of his characters.

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Enjoyable, but ultimately disappointing within the series. Mater Motley plans to create a darkness so complete that it blots out every glimpse of the light and vanquishes the sun, moon, and stars from the Abarat, ending all hope and happiness.

Wasn’t she with that idiot Wolfswinkel for a time? Post was not sent – check your email addresses! After leaving Candy and the witch whose name I cannot remember and cannot be bothered to look up abso,ute, Boa heads to find Finnegan, the man she was going to marry.

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The one time that she seems set on a course anger fulled midnught a friend is killed she just fizzles out. His reading of the story brings ecery character to life. The Wild Adventure of Jasper Renn.

Absolute Midnight

When Barker mentions something, for instance in book 2 Carrion tells Candy how his family died, it always has an importance in the story and I appreciate it. Lovecraft like cosmic darkness. Oct 09, mia rated it it was amazing. With the other half it just turned everything into one abatat of gray on top of the other, which was pretty awful in terms of catching any small details.


But one wishes the journey of the first book could have gone on far, far longer, if this was its ultimate destination. Villainy eventually reaches a point where it just gets dull, as does the miracle of discovery by the heroine who seems to wield powers she can’t explain. As far as complaints go, I can’t really think of any. Absolute Midnight is packed with tension, action and adventure as things really take off.

If he had stayed true to the original story. Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world – and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results.


Open Preview See a Problem? The demon, known only as “Jakerbok”, is a major force of evil then and now. While I see hope and promise for the isles, they didn’t deliver in these books.

But this was a really fragmented work, where two plots evaportate mid-way and another takes over dad? Later he moved towards modern-day fantasy and urban fantasy with horror elements in WeaveworldThe Great and Secret Showthe world-spanning Imajica and Sacramentbringing in the deeper, abaat concepts of reality, the nature of the mind and dreams, and the power of words and memories.