Absolute Midnight (Abarat #3) - Clive Barker8.38

“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.

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Release date: September 23, 2011
Genres: fantasy, young adult
Average rating: 8.38/10
Total ratings: 31
Updated: September 23, 2011

Abarat :: Series

Abarat (Abarat #1)8.18
Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War (Abarat #2)8.34
Absolute Midnight (Abarat #3)8.38
Kry Rising (Abarat #4)8.46


8/10 |
February 14, 2012
It's been a long while since the second book and I think rereading the first one before opening this book might be a good idea. It makes you understand more subtle references in the book, although I note that the book seems very different from the ...