Troubletwisters: The Beginning

Troubletwisters: The Beginning

Garth Nix Sean Williams / May 27, 2019

Troubletwisters The Beginning The first book of a major fantasy series from New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams in which twins find that they must act as wards against a threatening evil Come to us Trou

  • Title: Troubletwisters: The Beginning
  • Author: Garth Nix Sean Williams
  • ISBN: 9781742373980
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first book of a major fantasy series from New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, in which twins find that they must act as wards against a threatening evil Come to us Troubletwisters, join us welcome, most welcome When their home mysteriously explodes around their ears, twins Jack and Jaide are sent to live in a place they have never hThe first book of a major fantasy series from New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, in which twins find that they must act as wards against a threatening evil Come to us Troubletwisters, join us welcome, most welcome When their home mysteriously explodes around their ears, twins Jack and Jaide are sent to live in a place they have never heard of, to stay with a grandmother they have never met Portland might seem like a quiet coastal town, but it soon becomes apparent that Grandma X is than a little eccentric, and the strange things going on in the town are anything but ordinary Talking cats, swarms of cockroaches, a miniature tornado trashing their room life is about to get a lot interesting

    Troubletwisters Troubletwisters, by Garth Nix TROUBLETWISTERS, strangely, didn t quite work for me It s the tale of twins Jaide and Jack, who go to live I have always loved Garth Nix s books SABRIEL and its sequels might be my favorites, but I was never disappointed. Troubletwisters The Beginning By Garth Nix Sean Williams Troubletwisters The Beginning The first book of a major fantasy series from New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams in which twins find that Troubletwisters The Beginning by Garth Nix Sean Williams Troubletwisters Garth Nix and Sean Williams action Troubletwisters is the first volume in a collaborative series from Australian YA superstars Garth Nix and Sean Williams, and it s as marvellous as its pedigree suggests. Troubletwisters The Beginning BY Garth Nix Sean Williams Troubletwisters The Beginning The first book of a major fantasy series from New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams in which twins find that they must act as wards against a threatening evil Come to us Trou Troubletwisters The Beginning. Troubletwisters the beginning Book, WorldCat Troubletwisters the beginning Garth Nix Sean Williams Twins Jaide and Jack Shield don t know that the world is under attack They don t know that their dad and their Grandma X, who they move in with, are Wardens, or that they themselves are Troubletwisters series Jump to navigation Jump to search Troubletwisters is an ongoing series of young adult fantasy novels by Garth Nix and Sean Williams The first novel in the series, Troubletwisters was released on May , through Press and Allen Unwin Williams and The Mystery of the Golden Card Book , TroubleTwisters The Mystery of the Golden Card is the third book in the TroubleTwisters Series by children s fantasy authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams Even friends are beginning to act suspicious And their father, who should be their strongest ally, is leading them into treacherous territory. Troubletwisters The Mystery Sean Williams Negotiating secret passages, talking parrots and animated suits of armour is all in a day s work for the troubletwisters, whose Gifts are steadily coming under control But agents for The Evil are everywhere, including one apparently masquerading as an old and trusted friend. The Monster Troubletwisters, by Garth Nix The Monster had all the same faults as Troubletwisters It was cliched, predictable, and boring The Evil is a very uninteres There are only two reasons I read this after the first book being so bad Troubletwisters Garth Nix and Sean Williams action Troubletwisters is the first volume in a collaborative series from Australian YA superstars Garth Nix and Sean Williams, and it s as marvellous as its pedigree suggests.

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        Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing Hail the Conquering Hero Comes or possibly Roll Out the Barrel Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra the federal capital and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver Reed typewriter.Despite a wheel literally falling off the Austin, Garth survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra After finishing his degree in 1986 he worked in a bookshop, then as a book publicist, a publisher s sales representative, and editor Along the way he was also a part time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, serving in an Assault Pioneer platoon for four years Garth left publishing to work as a public relations and marketing consultant from 1994 1997, till he became a full time writer in 1998 He did that for a year before joining Curtis Brown Australia as a part time literary agent in 1999 In January 2002 Garth went back to dedicated writer again, despite his belief that full time writing explains the strange behaviour of many authors.He now lives in Sydney with his wife, two sons and lots of books.


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    1. This type of book has a number of conventions. They aren't universally followed, but still, I think it's fair to say they exist. One of these is that the kids should prevail through their own efforts. Or put another way, adults can't do it for them. Which leads to a problem; how to get rid of the parents! This is one reason why orphans are a cliche of this type of literature. (Another is that orphans are easy to make into Protagonists with a Hidden Destiny (PHDs).) Another widely deployed method [...]


    2. Alright, first off I should probably admit that I never finished the book. I read a little over 100 pages in and gave up, although I flicked through in case anything amazing suddenly happened (it didn't). I feel that by 100 pages, the author should have delivered something to make the reader want to continue reading. I don't want to have to force myself to finish a book, that's stupid. So what was the problem?Well, to start off with it was painfully condescending. I can't help but feel that the [...]


    3. I'll you a secret. I love it when I sit down to write a book review and I have a great story of what happened when I purchased the book. This review starts off with a fun one. I purchased Troubletwisters a little while back from a popular department store near my home. As I was taking it (and a few other items beside,) through the checkouts, the checkout operator paused, looked at the book and asked me if I thought it was any good. (Of course I did. Why else would I be bothering to read it?) Any [...]


    4. This the first book of new fantasy series for young readers. While there is a lot of action (the good kids learning about their new gifts and fighting the great Evil), the story takes a while to build and requires a little perseverance. Confident younger readers looking for something new should find it engaging, since most of the action is aimed at 9-12 year olds, with the young protagonists (brother and sister twins) running from animals and trying to keep up the courage to fight instead of giv [...]


    5. Y’all, Garth Nix knows how to write a prologue, or at least I’m going to assume Nix wrote the prologue, but hey, it could have been Sean Williams. Anyways, with middle graders, you have to hook them and reel them in. Troubletwisters definitely begins with a bang-literally. Jaide and Jack Shields are twins. (Sidebar: I think twins are a trend in MG SFF) Their dad is about to return from a business trip and they are watching. With excitement, they bring his bag upstairs, touch a metal rod and [...]



    6. I have always loved Garth Nix's books. SABRIEL and its sequels might be my favorites, but I was never disappointed. I continued to read The Keys to the Kingdom series even though I was rather old for it because I wanted to know how Arthur solved his problems. I've never read anything by Sean Williams before, but I haven't heard bad things and I've had excellent luck with Australian authorsOUBLETWISTERS, strangely, didn't quite work for me. It's the tale of twins Jaide and Jack, who go to live wi [...]


    7. It has always annoyed me when adults are dismissive of a child's question. "Don't worry about that." "I'll tell you later." "Some day you'll understand." "I don't have time to talk." It's bad enough in real life, but there's no excuse for writing these responses into a middle-grade book. If you don't want the reader to know, just don't bring up the question.Another pet peeve: "You have no choice"/"I have no choice." Part of what makes a story interesting is what choices the characters make -- fo [...]


    8. Thank you to Egmont for giving me this chance to read read the arc copy of this novel. Troubletwister is a fun read about twins Jack and Jaide as they embarked on adventure that changes their lives. They are forced to go live with their Grandma after their house is detroyed and thats were the story really gets going. They two characters are just fantastic, they are very likeable. They are very quick on the mark that there is something about Grandma X and they are determind to find out what. Jaid [...]


    9. I didn't like this book. I tried to like it. I grabbed hold of everything that had even a touch of Garth Nix about it. I was willing to ignore the irrelevant and awkwardly introduced secondary characters. They might become relevant in subsequent volumes but I'll never know. I tried and failed to get my mind around the idiotic behaviour of the protagonists - all of the protagonists. So many morons in such a short book! I didn't believe in 'The Evil'. Seriously? That was the best they could do by [...]


    10. Jack and Jaide's house blows up after a weird series of events and an invitation from their previously unknown Grandma X, so of course their mother takes them off to live at her house while theirs is being rebuilt. Their father is off working, and their mother also gets a job that takes her away from home, leaving them to find weird happenings at their grandmother's house. Why will no one tell them what "troubletwisters" are? Why can they see things others can't? Why does their grandmother's cat [...]


    11. Ooh, not sure what's happened to Garth Nix lately. I have a hunch he's trying to churn out too many books too quickly. I still haven't forgiven him for pausing 'Keys to the Kingdom' before the end so that he could start a whole new series(which I have to say pretty much bombed in the library). I'd just qualify that by saying that Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen remain some of my favourite books of all time, so maybe I'm expecting too much here.But Trouble Twisters just didn't grab me at all. The ba [...]


    12. Jaide and Jack are waiting for Dad to come home. When his suitcase falls open and they pick up a metal rod the house explodes and a series of events happen that sends them to Grandma X’s house. They are troubletwisters and must learn to control their powers. The problem is no one really wants to tell them exactly what those powers are or how to control them. When the evil villian threatens to take over their minds and bodies they are forced to teach themselves with a little help from two talki [...]


    13. Jack and Jaide are rambunctious twelve-year-old twins whose father is rarely home. Then one day he returns in a bolt of lightning, and their house is destroyed. The twins go to stay with their mysterious grandmother, who talks to her cats and can make them forget things with hot cocoa. They're not sure they can trust Grandma X--but it seems that an equally mysterious, far more frightening magical force is after them, and she may be their only ally.Definitely the worst book Nix has ever written. [...]


    14. I liked that the characters didn't just get everything handed to them. And they weren't pronounced the greatest troubletwisters ever known. They had problems and significant failureske when Jaide tried to get to the lighthouse by flying and ended up getting attacked by the birds. And the fact that they suspect their grandmother as someone who is not acting in their best interests. because she is obviously lieing to them and the excused of the adults about not telling them anything because too mu [...]


    15. Very readable old-fashioned children's adventure, which I believe was the whole point of the exercise, i.e. to write a story of the kind the authors read when they were kids. You know the kind: the kids go to stay with their grandmother - in this case because their house blew up unexpectedly, Dad has mysteriously had to go somewhere and Mum's job needs her to be away for several days, getting rid of the parents, then. eventually, the grandmother, leaving the kids and the talking cats to battle s [...]


    16. I really loved the Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix. I won't be reading any more of this series though. I think it was too creepy/disgusting, with much of the book focused on 'the evil' which manifested itself through bugs/rats etc, burrowing into each other and trying to envelop the children. There was even a woman who was taken over by the evil and had rats and bugs burrowed into her skin. A little to sick for my reading enjoyment and I think it was a little too intense for the intended targe [...]


    17. Review by Kain Year 9The Trouble twisters is an invigorating book that keeps you hooked on every page, from the first to the last, one of the best things about this book is the way it’s written. Its written so that it keeps you trying to guess how the hero or heroine gets out of that situation, it also leaves you on the edge of your seat trying to guess what will happen to the main characters.It’s the first of a series and I look forward to number 2.


    18. Trouble Twisters by Garth Nix is an action packed book, filled with adventure and mystery. Throughout the book, we learn twins Jadie and Jack have powers that they never thought possible. They also learn that evil can take many forms and secretes about their family slowly unravels.


    19. I wish there were a way to mark something as "I started this, didn't quite fancy it, and don't want to go back to it."



    20. I really enjoyed reading this book.It was fun and easy to read,good for kids with a great imagination!


    21. I think if I had been in the intended target age group, I'd have liked this one, but as an adult, it was really just kind of boring. The first half dragged pretty terribly. Also, the protagonists are twins, and the authors would always feel the need to remind us all the ways in which they were different. Every time they told us what one twin was doing, thinking, feeling, or anything, they would immediately follow it up with a contrasting description of the other twin. "Jaide liked such and such. [...]


    22. At the begging some strange things are happening to the twins. First they get a letter from grandma x a grandma they had never seen or barely heard of. The two twins go off on an adventure. What would or could happen next. Well simple things began to happen very strangely.The two main characters Jade and Jack are normal twelve year old twins that are trying to over do the other sibling. These two characters go through rough times and learn some new things. Together they are able to strengthen ea [...]


    23. The twins are coming of age! But what they don't know is that they have gifts. When the gifts first manifest they go awry thus the title of the book. And of course they have to fight off the Evil. I enjoyed this book. The twins wariness of their Grandma X, the absent father and the mother that works full time and loves what she does set the stage for this coming into your gifts story. I enjoyed this first book but am okay with not continuing the series.


    24. This book didn't grab me. I kept reading hoping something besides demons in the form of cockroaches, spiders, ants, mice, rats, birds, etc. would happen; but, to me, the book just seemed like one horror after another without any real story. And there were too many things that just didn't make sense. Guess if you like a book that's all adventure and no plot, this one would be good.


    25. This review has also appeared at Australian SpecFic in Focus.I am a long-time fan of both Garth Nix and Sean Williams (more so the latter’s SF than fantasy), so the idea of a collaboration between the two – aimed at children – is exciting indeed. And I was fortunate enough to hear Sean Williams speak about the act of collaboration at Natcon50, where he discussed the different things that each brought to the writing: that (I think!) Williams wrote the first rough draft, then Nix added bits [...]


    26. 2.5 StarsThe storyline has potential, but the characters fell flat to the point that I didn't really care about them. I'm curious about the twin thing, but will most likely not be reading further in the series.


    27. My 8 year old was not sure about this book as he hadn't read much from this genre. I had to start it out by reading to him, then one day I came home from work and he said that he finished it. I guess he wanted to read a little faster than it just a couple chapters each night before bed.


    28. This was a very good book. I would recommend it to a friend who likes fantasy books. It is about two twins who have too move to their grandma's house. They discover weird magical things, and fight against the Evil. My favorite quote was "The twins at last", because it is mysterious.


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